SIUE Chancellor Julie Furst-Bowe (lower right) joins with Cougar soccer fans in simultaneously opening Pepsi NEXT cans.
EDWARDSVILLE — SIUE will attempt to break its own world record on Friday, Aug. 15, during halftime of the Cougars men’s soccer match against Oakland University.
About 1,800 fans will simultaneously pop the tops on cans of Pepsi.
The Cougars and Golden Grizzlies are set for kick-off at 7 p.m. at Korte Stadium.
The event is all part of the SIUE Experience as the university welcomes students for the fall semester, which officially begins Monday, Aug. 18.
A year ago, 1,134 fans set a world record as they simultaneously popped the tops on cans of Pepsi Next during SIUE’s match against UW-Milwaukee.
Ticket prices are: general admission, $7; SIUE faculty/staff, $5; senior citizens, $5; and students ages 6 to college with ID, $4. Admission is free for children 5 and younger.