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UCLA spring football practice to start early this year, on March 6

UCLA spring football practice to start early this year, on March 6
A view from the field of the $75-million Wasserman training facilty on the UCLA campus on Aug. 2, 2017. (Wally Skalij / Los Angeles Times)

UCLA is getting an unusually early start to spring football practice under new coach Chip Kelly.

The Bruins will open their spring practices March 6, almost a month earlier than they did last year under Kelly’s predecessor, Jim Mora. The practices will take a two-week break for winter quarter finals and spring break before resuming and then concluding with the spring game at on April 21 at Drake Stadium on campus.

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Practices will be held on Spaulding Field next to the Wasserman Football Center and will be open to the public, with a viewing area from the top of the adjacent Parking Lot 8.

Tickets for the spring game set for 11 a.m. will be free for current season ticket-holders. There will be a $10 charge for advance purchases at uclabruins.com/springgame that increases to $15 on the day of the game. Tickets will be $5 for kids ages 3-12 and $5 for UCLA students.

The winter quarter practices will be held at 7:15 a.m. on March 6, 7:15 a.m. on March 8, 10 a.m. on March 10, 7:15 a.m. on March 13, 7:15 a.m. on March 15 and 10 a.m. on March 17. Practices will resume for spring quarter at a date to be announced later.

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