Aug. 28, 2008
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The University of Wyoming Athletics Department will introduce a number of improvements when the 2008 college football season kicks off on Saturday, Aug. 30 from War Memorial Stadium. Upgraded video boards in the north and south endzones, combined with an improved sound system have been added to enhance the fan experience at games this season. As part of the improved audio system, fans will be able to hear the Cowboy Sports Network broadcast throughout the concession areas in the stadium.
Another important improvement that has been made to better serve the parking needs of disabled fans is additional ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) accessible van parking in the Indoor Practice Facility (IPF) lot, just north of the new Indoor Practice Facility, and in the ADA Shuttle lot located at 20th and Garfield one block south of Grand Avenue between the former Laramie Athletic Club and the UW Office Annex.
ADA accessible parking for automobiles is also available in lots AA, D, S, FA, H and HC, as well as the IPF lot and the ADA Shuttle lot. ADA accessible parking is on a first-come, first-serve basis. When ADA parking fills up at one location, parking attendants will be available to refer fans to other lots where ADA parking is still available. There will also will be two shuttle buses transporting fans from the ADA Shuttle lot to the stadium. The two shuttlle buses will run both pregame and postgame. The shuttle buses will drop fans off at Gate 1 on the southwest corner of War Memorial Stadium pregame, and will pick fans up at the same location postgame.
While there is ongoing construction still in progress on 15th Street between Grand Avenue and Willett Drive, 15th Street will be open to traffic on gamedays.
The Brown & Gold Outlet is opening a satellite store on gamedays inside War Memorial Stadium. The store will be located underneath the stands on the southwest corner of the stadium, providing Wyoming fans with a comfortable and convenient area to purchase their Cowboy gear.
Also among the improvements will be an experimental postgame tailgate party, referred to as the "5th Quarter."
The "5th Quarter" will be similar to the pregame tailgate parties already held at Cowboy games. The "5th Quarter" postgame parties will include various vendors, food choices and games available for children. The postgame events will be held in the same location as all UW pregame tailgate parties -- the practice field on the south end of War Memorial Stadium. The events will feature a family atmosphere, as they will be alcohol free. Three "5th Quarter" tailgate parties are planned this season -- following the Ohio game this Saturday, after the North Dakota State game on Sept. 13 and following the Utah game on Oct. 11. For more information on the "5th Quarter" postgame tailgate parties, please contact University of Wyoming Sports Properties at (307) 766-5020.
Fans are reminded that season-tickets and single-game tickets are still available for purchase through the UW Athletics Ticket Office. Tickets may be ordered online at www.wyomingathletics.com, or fans can call the ticket office at 800-922-9461 or 307-766-4850.