Sep 5, 2013
WACO, Texas - With high temperatures again excpected over Central Texas this weekend, the Baylor Athletics Department will allow fans to bring up to two personal plastic bottles of water to Saturday's nationally televised (Fox Sports Net) football game between No. 23 Baylor (1-0) and Buffalo, which kicks off at 2:35 p.m. in Floyd Casey Stadium.
The revised policy for this week's game allows fans to bring plastic disposable bottles, Nalgene or other reusable typle bottles into the stadium. Items such as glass containers, CamelBak or other backpack style hydration systems, containers over 1 gallon, or more than 2 containers per patron, will not be allowed. Bottles brought into the game may not exceed 1 gallon in size, and may be empty, filled or somewhere in between. Bottles may only be filled with water, as other beverages are not permitted. If a bag checker or other event staff member suspects that a patron may be carrying alcohol, law enforcement personnel at the gate will be notified.
The second-largest opening day crowd in Floyd Casey Stadium was on hand for Baylor's 69-3 victory over Wofford a week ago, and another good crowd is expected for the Buffalo game. The department encourages fans to allow plenty of time to get to the game, parked and into their seats by the 2:35 p.m. kickoff.
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 (Noon for the Sept. 7 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.
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.