September 18, 2011

Eagle Fans Encouraged to Come Early to MSU Game

Besides game at 4 p.m. on Sept. 24, the “Original Red Turf Tailgate Party” Takes Place the Night Before

CLICK HERE for Link to Football Ticket & RV Parking Information

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 Because of increased season ticket sales and a sold-out tailgating parking lot, the Eastern Washington University Athletic Department is encouraging Eastern fans to arrive early for football games this fall at Roos Field in Cheney, Wash.

The Eagles expect large crowds for their four home dates this fall, including their home opener against Montana State on Sept. 24 at 4 p.m. Pacific time. Other Eastern home games are against Weber State on Oct. 1 (12:35 p.m.), Northern Colorado on Oct. 15 (4 p.m.) and Portland State on Oct. 29 (1 p.m.).

Eastern’s upper parking lot behind the stadium (P12) is sold out and will not be available for public parking – only purchasers of recreational vehicle permits, bearers of Eagle Athletic Association permits, media and some game staff will be allowed into the lot. The lower lot outside Roos Field (P9) is an alternate location being used for overflow RV parking.

The general public will be directed to lots to the South of the stadium, including lots P9 (athletic complex), P3 (computer science building) and P18 (Red Barn). Therefore, fans driving to Cheney from Interstate 90 are encouraged to continue through town and use Washington Street as an access point, instead of Betz Road.

A shuttle will be utilized along Washington Street to assist those persons who have difficulties walking to the stadium. An alternate access road off I-90 is the Salnave exit, which brings fans into Cheney from the Southwest and to the Washington Street access point.

The main West grandstand seating is nearly sold-out for the season, and about 500 tickets are available for the North end zone for the MSU game. This is the third year season RV passes have been sold, and the amount purchased has increased from 12 two years ago to 105 already this year.

Also, the Eagle Athletic Association will be hosting the “Original Red Turf Tailgate Party” on Friday, Sept. 23 starting at 6 p.m. in the courtyard area outside Reese Court on the EWU campus. Cost is $25, which includes dinner and a 2010 National Championship t-shirt. Athletic director Bill Chaves and head coach Beau Baldwin will be on hand to address the crowd. More information on the party is available at: http://alumni.ewu.edu/events/event_details.asp?id=178479

Eastern’s game-day experience will also be enhanced this fall by the addition of the Miller Lite Touchdown Club (in the South end zone), Eagle Village (located in upper parking lot P12) and the EAA Cook Off Challenge. More information may be obtained at the Football Game Day page at: http://goeags.com/trads/ewas-gameday.html

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