The Lions will face off against Dartmouth at Homecoming 2012 on Saturday. The event will feature a pregame picnic lunch under the Big Tent, the Columbia Homecoming Carnival and the football game. An extra highlight this year will be the dedication of The Campbell Sports Center.
The festivities will begin at 11 a.m. with a barbecue buffet, open until 1:30 p.m. Picnic tickets are available on-site ($22 for adults and $12 for children). Each ticket includes an all-you-can-eat lunch, soft drinks and admittance to the Columbia Homecoming Carnival. Beer, wine and cocktails are available at an additional cost. There also will be limited cash-and-carry items. The Columbia Alumni Association will sponsor halftime refreshments under the Big Tent. The Columbia Homecoming Carnival opens at 11 a.m. and stays open until 3 p.m. with face painting, balloon making, magic, games, prizes and interactive activities.
The Ivy League football matchup, the first Homecoming game for new Lions coach Pete Mangurian, kicks off at Robert K. Kraft Field at 1:30 p.m. To purchase football tickets, which are separate from picnic tickets, call 888-LIONS-11 or purchase online. Premium chairback seats are $25 and reserved bench seats are $15.
All Homecoming attendees are invited to the dedication of The Campbell Sports Center, the new cornerstone of the revitalized Baker Athletics Complex. The center honors, and is made possible by, one of the College's most accomplished athletics alumni: William V. Campbell '62, '64 TC, captain of the 1961 Ivy League Champion football team, former Lions head football coach and chair of the University trustees.
Columbia University Athletics will sponsor complimentary shuttle buses from the Morningside campus to and from Baker Athletics Complex beginning at 11 a.m. and returning immediately following the game. Campus pickup will be from the gates at West 116th Street and Broadway.