Head coach Art Briles leads Baylor into its 63rd and final season at Floyd Casey Stadium.
Aug 29, 2013
WACO, Texas - With anticipation building for the Baylor football team's 2013 season opener against Wofford this Saturday on Fox Sports Net at 6:35 p.m. CT, fans planning to attend any of the Bears' seven 2013 contests at Floyd Casey Stadium are reminded to take note of the following tips to make their game-day experience more enjoyable. Baylor Athletics encourages all fans to arrive early on game day, as large crowds are expected at each of the Bears' seven home games this fall.
Due to the expected high temperatures at kickoff this weekend against Wofford and next week against Buffalo (Sept. 7), fans will be allowed to bring a limited number (two per person) of personal plastic bottles of water for use inside the stadium in order to stay hydrated throughout the game. In addition, there will be several cool zone stations throughout the stadium for fans to utilize in order to stay cool.
All fans who plan to utilize lots H, J, K and L to the North of the stadium, should use either Clay or Franklin Avenues to reach those parking lots. Fans who travel to Waco via I-35 from either the North or South and who park in lots on the North side of the stadium should take the 17th/18th Street Exit and travel via 17th Street to Clay Street to enter the parking areas.
Fans who hold credentialed parking passes for Floyd Casey's Gold, Brown, Sky Box, Stadium Tailgating, Creekside Tailgating and Handicap lots, should plan to enter at the main entrance off Valley Mills Drive or off Dutton across from HEB. I-35 travelers who hold credentialed parking passes should use the Valley Mills Drive exit and continue to the stadium's main entrance for admission into their designated parking area. Fans holding these type of parking passes should plan to exit the stadium following the game out the Valley Mills Drive exit only.
Those fans who have purchased public parking passes from Baylor Athletics should also note that the passes are good for parking at the general parking lots on Clay Avenue between 29th Street and Valley Mills Drive.
For those football fans who desire to avoid parking at Floyd Casey Stadium and take advantage of local restaurants, Baylor Athletics and Waco Transit will again co-sponsor the Gold Rush Tailgate Shuttle, which will run continually starting three hours prior to kickoff of each home game from Waco's Heritage Square with a scheduled stop at Vitek's before dropping fans near Touchdown Alley at Floyd Casey Stadium. This free service will return fans continually to their cars, too, leaving from the same point fans were dropped off prior to the game.
Baylor fans are again encouraged to join the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate 2.5 hours prior to each home football game (4 p.m. for the Aug. 31 opener) for the popular March of the Bears, which allows fans to greet coach Art Briles and the 2013 Bears as they arrive at Floyd Casey Stadium. The team will arrive at the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate near Touchdown Alley on the Dutton Street side of the stadium, and weather permitting, march through the tailgating area on their way into the stadium for pre-game warm-ups.
Baylor football legends, as well as the Golden Wave Marching Band and Baylor Spirit Squads, all plan to be on hand each week to welcome the Bears to their home den. Complimentary food will be provided for guests who visit the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate before and after the March of the Bears while supplies last.
Season and single-game tickets for the Bears' 2013 season remain on sale and may be purchased online at baylorbears.com/tickets, in person at the Ferrell Center box office or by calling the Athletic Ticket Office at 254.710.1000. The Ferrell Center ticket office is open daily from 8:30 a.m. until 5 p.m., and on game-day the Floyd Casey Stadium ticket office will open at Noon.
To date, nearly 24,000 season tickets have been sold for Baylor's 2013 football campaign, the 64th and final season at Floyd Casey Stadium before moving into the new $260 million riverfront Baylor Stadium under construction along the Brazos River on the Baylor campus.
Fans are also reminded that:
Touchdown Alley will continue to open three (3) hours prior to kickoff. The Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate Show, hosted by John Morris and Derek Smith, hits the air two (2) hours prior to kick for all Baylor games, home and away, and will broadcast from the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate at every home game.
All stadium gates will again open 90 minutes prior to kickoff.
All children 2 and older must have a ticket for the game to be admitted to the stadium.
For the fourth straight year, a field wrap, installed by Waco's W Promotions, will appear on all four field-level walls inside the stadium. The North and South End Zone wraps feature the Bears' 2013 Seniors, while the East and West Stadium walls feature select corporate partners and Baylor spirit marks.
Texas Farm Bureau Insurance will again provide a limited number of complimentary tickets for each Baylor home game to its membership. Texas Farm Bureau Insurance members may receive two tickets to any Baylor football game during the 2013 season by emailing firstname.lastname@example.org by 3 p.m. on the day prior to the home game they wish to attend. Fans desiring to take advantage of this offer must include their name, Texas Farm Bureau Insurance member ID number and game date ticket request. Tickets will be available on a first-come, first-served basis, subject to availability, and may be claimed on game-day at Floyd Casey Stadium.
All bags are subject to search upon entering the stadium and that the following items are prohibited at all Baylor sporting events:
- Weapons of any kind (including pocket knives)
- Outside food and beverages (with the exception of bottled water for personal use for the season's first two games), cans, bottles, coolers
- Laser pointers, artificial noisemakers, strobe lights
- Professional cameras (large lenses)
- Umbrellas (purse-sized umbrellas are allowed)
- Radios or other audio devices without headsets
- Large bags or parcels including backpacks and large purses