If you were to describe the kind of people usually found relaxing on the UA Mall, your roster might include the boys who always seem to overthrow their Frisbee right into the middle of a group of girls sitting down to lunch, that kid with messy hair who just happened to fall asleep again and that girl with the walkman eating her hotdog with only mustard on it. But on Saturday afternoons before UA home football games, none of these characters can be found and a completely different element takes over: the tailgaters.
Tucsonan Greg Cruz feeds his daughter Hailee Cruz a bit of ice to cool off out on the UA Mall before the Arizona/Oregon State football game on Oct. 5.
Toddler Colton Ransom prepares to kick a field goal with the help of his father Sgt. Jon Ransom on the UA Mall before the Arizona/Oregon State game.
Two of the UA pomline girls (from left to right Nicole Shoots, undeclared freshman and Ashley Grantin, dance senior; practice a few routines on the UA Mall in preparation for the game against Oregon State.
Port-a-Pit caterer Daniel Esparza grills up a few dogs to feed to hungry fans before the foorball game against Oregon State.