Cougar Football Fans May Experience Changes

Sept. 17, 2003

PULLMAN, Wash. Washington State University football fans may experience some changes while attending Cougar home football games this season, according to John David Wicker, director of athletic event operations.

The university has addressed several issues, from parking and transportation to security, with the hopes of enhancing the game day experience in specific areas,Wicker said.

Among the security issues:

  • The general public is now restricted from the alley between Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Bohler Gym and from the tunnel area leading into Martin Stadium before, during and after the game. These measures were taken at the request of the Pacific-10 Conference to provide a more secure area for the visiting teams when they are moving between their lockerroom and the football field.

  • Caps will be removed from all plastic beverage containers sold in the stadium in an effort to ensure the safety of all guests and event participants

  • The only entrance to the Food Fair held in Hollingbery Fieldhouse will be on the north side of the building, off Colorado Street; the Food Fair begins three hours before kickoff

  • Patrons walking to the Food Fair from the south side of campus will need to utilize the walkway between Bohler Gym and the P.E. Building, or between Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Mooberry Track.

  • Food Fair Alcohol Policy During the pre-game Food Fair, beer and wine will be served; no alcohol will be served at the Food Fair after the game.

  • Changes in transportation and parking procedures include (for more detailed information, link to

  • Pullman Transit and WSU Athletics will team up to provide free game day shuttle service to WSU home football games; The shuttle service will begin three hours before kickoff and run continuously for 1.5 hours after the game; along with the usual transit service and campus shuttle on Saturday (Saturday North and South routes), two Express routes and a new Visitor Center/Downtown shuttle will be offered;

  • The Visitor Center shuttle will make stops at The Bookie, Food Fair and Martin Stadium;The Beasley Coliseum parking lot this year is reserved exclusively for recreational vehicles with a WSU Athletic Foundation RV Parking pass; the $200 season parking pass is available only through the WSU Athletic Foundation; for more information,click here

  • Alternative non-reserved RV parking is available for $20 per game in the following areas: the area behind the Indoor Practice Facility and the lot across from the South Fairway Playfield; for fan convenience, payment boxes will be located within each lot; alternative non-reserved RV parking is also available (currently at no charge) in the following areas: the Wilson Road lot across from the Cooper Publication Building and the Feed Plant lot on Grimes Way.

    WSU University Relations and City of Pullman have also teamed up to provide numerous activities designed to enhance the football weekend experience of Cougar fans (click here for more information

    They include Cougar Marching Band concerts, barbecues and buffets, a family-oriented Friday night downtown Pullman street fair and classes led by WSU world-class faculty members.

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