Sept. 20, 2013
Waco, Texas - Baylor University has expanded its shuttle services for this weekend's nationally televised Family Weekend football game between Baylor and Louisiana-Monroe, which kicks off Saturday at 3:05 p.m. on FS1.
Beginning Saturday at Noon, football fans may take advantage of a pair of free shuttle services to avoid the heavy traffic around the stadium if they desire. Baylor Athletics and Waco Transit are co-sponsoring the Gold Rush Tailgate Shuttle, which runs continually starting three hours prior to kickoff 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.
An additional shuttle service has been added for Saturday's game between the Ferrell Center parking lots and Floyd Casey Stadium (pick-up from University Parks Drive near Getterman Stadium), This service will also return fans continually to their cars, too, leaving from the same point fans were dropped off prior to the game.
Due to the heavy rainfall that has hit Central Texas over the last 24 hours, there may be some grass parking lots unavailable for parking this weekend at Floyd Casey Stadium. Parking lot updates will be communicated via Baylorbears.com and Baylor Athletics' social media channels as decisions are made relative to the grass lots surrounding the stadium.
In addition, fans will again be allowed to bring in plastic disposable water bottles, Nalgene or other reusable type 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.
Fans are also allowed to bring "soft shell" cooler bags into the stadium as long as they meet the bag requirements (10x12x6), however, "hard" coolers of any size are prohibited.
A large crowd is expected for Saturday's game, and fans are reminded of these important tips when parking at Floyd Casey Stadium:
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.
Baylor fans are again encouraged to join the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate 2.5 hours prior to each home football game (12:30 p.m. for the ULM game) for the popular March of the Bears, which allows fans to greet coach Art Briles' 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.
A limited number of tickets for Saturday's Family Weekend game remain and may be purchased online at baylorbears.com/tickets or on game day at the Floyd Casey Stadium Ticket Office, which will open at 10 a.m.
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.
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 (exception of water) - 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