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Montana Grizzlies Spring Game coming to Hamilton in 2020

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Posted at 9:02 PM, Jan 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-01-22 11:26:32-05

(Editor's note: University of Montana Media Release)

MISSOULA -- The annual Griz Football Spring Game returns to the road in 2020, set to be held for the first time in Hamilton, and just the second time in the Bitterroot Valley, the Grizzly Scholarship Associations (GSA) announced Tuesday.

This year's GSA Griz Spring Game is set for Friday, April 10, with kickoff at 6 p.m., giving fans in the Bitterroot the chance to see the final Griz tune-up of spring under the lights at the new Hamilton High School Athletic Complex.

Since 2012, annual spring scrimmage has been played in Missoula on even-numbered years but will break with tradition this year to celebrate the opening of the new facility in Hamilton, featuring a 1,600-seat stadium, lights, and a new artificial turf playing surface. The GSA Griz Spring Game was first held in the Bitterroot Valley in 2009 when Corvallis hosted the annual event. Last year, Legends Field in Kalispell played host.

Proceeds from the Spring Game go directly to the GSA in its mission to provide scholarships to student-athletes.

Ticket details for the Spring Game plus the remainder of Montana's spring football schedule will be announced in the near future.

The 2020 Grizzlies open the season on Sept. 5 against Central Washington in Missoula.

Spring Game Location History

2006: Kalispell
2007: Billings
2008: Polson
2009: Corvallis
2010: Butte
2011: Billings
2012: Missoula
2013: Ronan
2014: Missoula
2015: Helena
2016: Missoula
2017: Butte
2018: Missoula
2019: Kalispell
2020: Hamilton