Special to the
Opelika Observer

The Auburn gymnastics team will hold its annual “Preview Meet” on Dec. 6 at 7 p.m. in Auburn Arena. Admission is free.
“Our team is getting more excited by the day to get back into Auburn Arena,” said head coach Jeff Graba. “Our veterans are looking forward to getting in front of our home crowd as this is our final tune-up going into the holidays. We have a young team again this year and the newcomers are excited to kick off their careers with the Auburn Family.”
“This event is always fun, but it is also important since it will be our only chance to compete in our arena before Alabama comes to town in January,” Graba added. “We need to make the most of this opportunity and we hope our fans will join us.”
As always, there will be a handful of activities for fans during the meet. The big giveaway for this year is an Aubie Claus beanie, featuring everyone’s favorite holiday tiger. The Kid’s Zone will be set up and following the meet, the Tigers will hold an autograph session.
Parking for will be offered in the Arena lot, Campus Safety lots off of War Eagle Way and Donahue Drive, the CDV lot on Extension Loop, the Athletics Complex Deck off of Samford Avenue, and the East Coliseum lot. These lots will be used for gymnastics and Super 7 (high school football state championship) parking, beginning at 5 p.m. Parking is available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
In addition, fans who are interested in purchasing season tickets can do so during the meet. Seating options for season tickets have once again been upgraded for the 2020 season so fans are encouraged to take note of the new opportunities. Reserved chair back premium seating sections will now be all-orange seats, sections 101-118 and sections A-C. Prices remain the same for season ticket holders at $40.
Auburn’s roster boasts five experienced seniors in Katie Becker, Gracie Day, Kendal Moss, Skyler Sheppard and Emma Slappey. In addition, the squad returns all-arounders Drew Watson and Derrian Gobourne. The junior and sophomore combined for 11 all-around titles throughout the season and Gobourne returns as the defending NCAA Champion on vault.
In addition, the team welcomed seven freshmen to the Plains and Friday’s event will be an opportunity to see most of the newcomers in action.
The Tigers have five meets in Auburn Arena, with four of them being against the SEC. This includes match-ups with Alabama (Jan. 10), Kentucky (Feb. 7) and Florida (Feb. 14).
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