Rainbow Warriors open 2022 football season

The University of Hawaii in Manoa football team will host Vanderbilt of the Southeastern Conference in the 2022 season opener on Saturday, August 27 at the Clarence TC Ching Athletics Complex. Kick-off is at 4:30 p.m. and the game will be nationally televised on SCS Sports network.

Timmy Changformer Rainbow Warrior record quarterback and NCAA all-time leading passer, is entering his inaugural season as head coach after taking over the team from his alma mater in January. The season opener marks the beginning of Chang’s “Braddahhood” era.

Visit Hawaii Athletics for important match day information.

Season-opening game theme: “All Green”

Fans are encouraged to show their school spirit with the Hawaii Guide to Athletics Fan Color Schemes (PDF) for every regular season home football game. The season opener color scheme is a “Green-Out” and all fans are encouraged to wear green.

Promotions and giveaways

Game Sponsor Bank of Hawaii will distribute 2,000 glow sticks and award more than 42,000 Hawaiian Airlines miles during the game. Various other prizes and giveaways will be available, including:

  • The first 3,000 fans receive a uh Football card, presented by Waikiki Malia by Outrigger, with a chance to redeem it for a special prize
  • Free souvenir cards and time cards will be available for fans
  • Farmers’ t-shirts will be thrown into the stands between the first and second quarters
  • One lucky student will enter the “Raising Cane’s Quarterback Challenge” for a chance to win Raising Cane’s for a year
  • When the ‘Bows score two touchdowns, fans earn two free Jack in the Box tacos. Fans can bring their match tickets to a Jack in the Box store to take advantage of the offer.

Pre-match concert: The Green

UH The Green Football Pregame Concert

Popular reggae band The Green will help kick off the 2022 football season with a special pre-match concert at 2:30 p.m. at the SimpliFi Arena at the Stan Sheriff Center.

The concert is only open to ticket holders of the uh-Vanderbilt play and admission are free. Match tickets will be scanned at the entrance to the SimpliFi Arena. Seats are general admission.

Arena doors open at 1:30 p.m. and parking lot doors open at 12:30 p.m. Only pre-purchased football pass holders will be permitted to enter the Lower Campus parking structure. All others will be directed to the upper campus lots by East-West Road or Maile Way.

Food and beverages will be available for purchase inside the arena. No food or drink from outside is allowed and there will be no return to the concert.

For more information on the 2022 season opener, visit HawaiiAthletics.com.

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