BROOMFIELD, Colo., Sept. 6, 2016 /PRNewswire/ — Franklin Field will be transformed into a beacon of sustainability this football season.


Learfield’s Buffalo Sports Properties is pleased to announce that the University of Colorado Athletics’ most popular pre-game tailgate destination – Franklin Field – is now the “Aluminum Can Zone Presented by Ball Corporation.”

Adjacent to Folsom Field, the beautiful grass field ringed with pop-up tent-tailgate areas will be family-friendly, vehicle-free, and zero-waste, featuring infinitely recyclable aluminum containers, compostable foodware, full compost and recycling collections, and exhibits highlighting Ball’s sustainability efforts, as well as CU Athletics’ sports sustainability leadership.

Fans can access their tent-tailgate space in the Aluminum Can Zone Presented by Ball Corporation from parking located in the new solar-powered Indoor Practice Facility underground garage adjacent to Franklin Field.

“We are thankful to our partners at Ball Corporation for sharing our passion for recycling and supporting our mission as the nation’s first NCAA sports sustainability program, Ralphies Green Stampede, while encouraging our Buff fans to recycle at home, work and play,” says CU Athletic Director Rick George.

Read the full press release here.