Baylor Gameday Resource InformationJuly 30, 2014
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On Sunday, Aug. 31, Baylor University will celebrate its inaugural game, opening the spectacular new on-campus McLane Stadium on the banks of the Brazos River. Coach Art Briles and the defending Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears take on the SMU Mustangs in a game that kicks off at 6:30 p.m. after an exciting series of pre-game events and ceremonies.
Over the coming weeks, Baylor University will be communicating important information about Baylor gameday resources, programs and opportunities as we open McLane Stadium. Because the exciting return of football to our campus requires a variety of new practices and procedures affecting the campus, we ask that you give special attention to the communications you receive leading up to the Aug. 31 opening.
On Aug. 4, Baylor Athletics will go live with a new Baylor Gameday fan page at www.baylorbears.com/gameday/. This resource will provide Baylor fans with all pertinent gameday information, including parking, tailgating, stadium policies and everything fans need to know about McLane Stadium. Baylor students also will have a student-specific gameday website at www.baylor.edu/students/gameday that will debut on Aug. 4 with information specific to their gameday experience.
If they still remain available, on Aug. 6 at 8:30 a.m., a limited number of single-game tickets, as well as all general admission tickets for the South end zone berm, will go on sale to the general public. Those wishing to order any remaining tickets will be able to do so HERE.
The Inaugural Weekend schedule of events at McLane Stadium currently includes:
Thursday, Aug. 28
Traditions Rally and Community Celebration at McLane Stadium, a free community-wide event to celebrate the upcoming season and see McLane Stadium before the Bears’ first game.
4:30 p.m.: IFC Tailgate at Touchdown Alley (students only)
5:30 p.m.: Stadium Doors Open for All Guests
6:00 p.m.: Delta Tau Delta Concert featuring The Bart Crow Band at Touchdown Alley (students only)
7:30 p.m.: Season Opening Pep Rally
8:15 p.m.: Free Phillip Phillips Concert (www.phillipphillips.com); fireworks show follows
Friday, Aug. 29
High School Football featuring Aledo vs. Cedar Park at 7:30 p.m., McLane Stadium. Advance tickets will be available through the schools only, but tickets for the general public also will be on sale at the stadium on gameday.
Sunday, Aug. 31
Baylor vs. SMU at McLane Stadium
3:00 p.m.: Touchdown Alley opens
3:15 p.m.: Dedication of Robert Griffin III statue, McLane Stadium, South Plaza
4:00 p.m.: Bear Walk, near Touchdown Alley and the Baylor Alumni Network Tailgate tent
6:30 p.m.: Kickoff
Please continue to watch the Baylor website and your email for additional communications from Baylor University as we get closer to the opening of Baylor’s new McLane Stadium.