Football Fan Primer: Cincinnati vs. Syracuse

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Nov. 1, 2012

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University of Cincinnati football fans attending Saturday's BIG EAST Conference matchup against Syracuse in historic Nippert Stadium at noon ET are encouraged to arrive on campus early and wear red to help lead the Bearcats past the Orange. The best source for updated game day information, including maps, traffic flow, parking, tailgating information and much more is UCGameday.com.

WEAR RED

Saturday will serve as the annual Ring of Red game with the Bearcats donning all red uniforms against Syracuse. Fans are encouraged to Come Early, Be Loud and Wear Red. Fans should be in their seats by 11:40 a.m. to ensure you don’t miss the pregame activities, including skydivers and the band show ahead of the game kickoff at noon.

CATWALK

The CATWALK will take place starting at 9:25 a.m. on Sigma Sigma Commons in the Gridiron Campus Tailgate.

TICKETS AVAILABLE

Tickets for Saturday’s game are still available, and are priced starting at $32. The UC Athletics Ticket Office on the west side of the Richard E. Lindner Center will open at 9 a.m. Saturday.

GENERAL PARKING & TRAFFIC REMINDERS

Parking garages on campus will be staffed starting at 8 a.m., four hours before game time. A reminder to all fans that tailgating is not allowed in any University of Cincinnati Parking Garage.

For patrons who do not have parking passes, cash parking is available for $15 on a first come first served basis in Campus Green, Woodside, Clifton Court and Eden Garages. There are shuttles that run frequently from Eden Garage (under the bridge) to University Avenue Garage.  There will be directional signage for our cash patrons to Eden Garage.  RV Parking is located in Lot 13 and the cost is $20.

Please visit www.uc.edu/parking/maps.html for directions to all parking locations.

WILL CALL INFORMATION

The will call windows on the west side of the Richard E. Lindner Center facing Nippert Stadium will open at 9 a.m. Media will call on the west side of Fifth Third Arena will open at 10:30 a.m. Player will call for UC is located on the third floor of the Richard E. Lindner Center and will open at 10:30 a.m. All fans picking up tickets need to show a valid photo ID. Visiting team will call is located on the west side of Dieterle Hall near the south end zone of Nippert Stadium.

WILL CALL LOCATIONS

  • UC PLAYERS & COACHES: Lindner Center, 3rd floor
  • VISITING TEAM: West side of Dieterle Hall, South End Zone
  • UC STUDENT ATHLETES: Lindner Center, 4th floor north end
  • HS COACHEs & RECRUITS: Lindner Center, 3rd floor
  • DANCE & CHEER: Lindner Center, 3rd floor
  • GENERAL PUBLIC: West Side of 5/3 Arena
  • MEDIA: West Side of 5/3 Arena

GATE ENTRY REMINDER

Fans that typically enjoy activities in the Bearcats Fan Zone prior to the game and enter through Gate 2 of the stadium near the Richard E. Lindner Center are reminded that Gate 3 often has shorter lines because fans often try to enter the first gate they see. Gate 3 is located on the east side of Dieterle Vocal Arts Center, the building in the south end zone of Nippert Stadium and is accessible by walking down Corry Blvd. and taking a right at the traffic circle. Fans are encouraged to seek out the shortest lines among Gates 2 or 3 to expedite entry for everyone.

FAN ASSISTANCE/GUEST SERVICES

Patrons with disabilities should contact the UC Athletics Ticket Office at 1-877-CATS-TIX so that their needs may be attended to effectively. Handicap accessible cash parking is available in the CCM garage at the end of Corry Blvd. A state-issued handicap pass or license plate is required.

For fan convenience, giving priority to fans with special needs, a golf cart service will be provided to assist fans to Nippert Stadium. Carts will be located near parking garages and heavy traffic areas. These golf carts will be accessible approximately two hours prior to kickoff and will also be available for 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.

Golf Cart Areas of Service

  1. Nippert Stadium
  2. Richard E. Lindner Center
  3. Fifth Third Arena
  4. Sheakley Lawn
  5. Sheakley Athletics Center
  6. Marge Schott Stadium
  7. Gettler Stadium
  8. Myers Alumni Center
  9. Gates

Fans are reminded that UC Event Staff are located throughout Nippert Stadium and are ready and available to assist with any needs, questions or concerns. Fans are strongly encouraged to seek out the assistance of our event staff in the instances of unruly fan behavior and medical emergencies.

BEARCATS FAN ZONE

Join us at the Bearcats Fan Zone located on Sheakley Lawn before every UC home football game. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable games, music, cornhole, giveaways, the Kids’ Club Coloring Contest, and visits from the UC Bearcat. The Bearcats Fan Zone is available two and a half hours prior to kick-off and can be accessed from Corry Blvd., located west of Marge Schott Stadium. Be sure to bring your youngest Bearcats fans to enjoy all of the unique pregame fun! The Bearcats Fan Zone on Sheakley Lawn will be open from 9:30-11:30 a.m. Saturday.

BEARCATS BLITZ

The UC Alumni Association hosts pregame activities just north of Nippert Stadium in and around the Myers Alumni Center. The Myers Alumni Center opens four hours before game time and runs until 30 minutes prior to kickoff so fans can be in their seats for the start of the game. Inside the Myers Alumni Center, the Bearcats Blitz offers food and drinks, big-screen TV, a UC Bookstore booth with Bearcat gear, and plenty of fun with UC alums.

GAMEDAY POLICIES AND PROCEDURES

For any gameday questions, including UC’s gameday policies, procedures and prohibited items, information on parking, tailgating and ticket sales, please visit www.UCGameday.com.

GAMEDAY TAILGAITING POLICIES

Tailgating

Tailgating has become a part of college football all across the country, but at the University of Cincinnati, for many Bearcats fans it is a time honored tradition.

The University of Cincinnati encourages its fans to come to campus early and enjoy the great tradition of tailgating, while also encouraging its fans to tailgate in a responsible manner, respectful of the campus and of other Bearcats fans and fans from visiting schools.

Fans attending University of Cincinnati home games have several options for their pregame celebrating. Tailgating not only guarantees a great parking space, but allows you to pack your own food, grills, beverages, and all the necessary essentials for your very own pregame party.

CAMPUS GREEN GRIDIRON TAILGATE (THE GRID) :

The Gridiron Tailgate, or THE GRID, includes 100-plus tailgating plots stretched across Campus Green (Northeast corner of campus) allowing fans the opportunity to bring their pregame parties to the heart of campus, flanking the CATWALK.

For everything you need to know about THE GRID including plot requests, maps, rules and restrictions, and how to rent materials, click HERE.

If you are not a plot holder, it’s not a problem. All of Bearcats Nation is encouraged to pack Campus Green on game day by attending The Grid's Open-Access Area. This walk-up area is free of charge and chairs and coolers are permitted.

ADDITIONAL ON-CAMPUS TAILGATING LOT:

Lot 22: Located off Martin Luther King in front of the UC medical center between Bellevue and Highland Avenue. Passes are sold on a season-long basis and are $140 per space for the season and $20 per game.


PARKING GARAGES (CAMPUS OWNED AND OPERATED PARKING GARAGES)

  • A friendly reminder that University owned and operated parking garages are not approved for tailgating activities:
  • Those fans who park in campus parking garages are reminded that due to state laws and safety restrictions, these facilities are not intended to be areas for tailgating
  • Fan are also encouraged to be mindful of the following
  • One car one spot policy
  • Grilling in parking garages is strictly prohibited.
  • Travel lanes must remain clear at all times
  • The consumption of Alcoholic Beverages is prohibited

Fans who park in campus parking garages maybe subject to the attention of campus security personnel should these officers determine that you are not complying with any of the aforementioned policies.

For the safety and enjoyment of all fans, please keep the following guidelines in mind when tailgating at Bearcats Football Games.


GENERAL TAILGATING POLICIES

Glass Containers
Policy: Glass containers are strongly discouraged for use during tailgating activities.
Reason: Broken glass can cause a safety hazard, not only for tailgaters, but also for students on campus during the week. This is a particular concern on Sigma Sigma Commons and other areas that are used for student recreational activities.


Flammables
Policy:
Charcoal must be disposed of properly. Please do not place charcoal or other flammables in trash cans, under trees or leave it in the parking areas.
Reason: Even items that appear to be extinguished may remain flammable and cause fires.

Generators
Policy:
Portable electrical generators are permitted, but are discouraged. For temporary electrical needs, UC recommends the use of battery operated inverters that convert the battery current to house current. These recommended devices do not generate hazardous carbon monoxide emissions, do not require gasoline cans and resultant hazards, and do not create noise that is potential damaging to hearing and a nuisance to fellow tailgaters. The operation of portable electrical generators that create excessive noise, emission hazards or other safety concerns will not be permitted.
Reason: Older generators can be loud and intrusive for other tailgaters. Older generators can also pose safety issues and may create a pollution hazard.

Motorized Vehicles (Golf Carts, Etc.)
Policy:
Golf carts, mopeds, scooters, ATVs, go carts and other custom motorized vehicles are not permitted on the UC campus unless authorized by UC.
Reason: The use of motorized vehicles other than automobiles and motor homes can be a danger to pedestrians, especially children.

Music (Amplified)
Policy:
Music must be confined to your tailgate area and speakers must be directed into your tailgate party
Reason: This policy is intended to protect the enjoyment of other fans. Musical tastes and tolerable noise levels vary greatly from tailgate party to tailgate party.

Political Activity
Policy:
Political signage that implies endorsement of any political candidate or any political issue may not be displayed nor may political materials be distributed without prior approval by The University of Cincinnati. Parking permits do not imply a permit to conduct political activity.
Reason: The University seeks to balance First Amendment rights with its obligation to eliminate or reduce activities that significantly detract from fans' enjoyment of the event. The University will not allow itself to be perceived as endorsing a political candidate or issue.

Sidewalks and Bike Paths
Policy:
Tailgating is not permitted on sidewalks, bike paths and landscaped areas.
Reason: Sidewalks and bike paths are necessary routes for pedestrians to reach Nippert Stadium. If sidewalks and bike paths are blocked, pedestrians may be forced into streets in the path of vehicular traffic.

Signage and Banners
Policy:
Banners and signage recognizing businesses may not be displayed nor may promotional materials be distributed without prior approval by UC.
Reason: UC operates a successful corporate sponsor program. In order to fulfill contractual obligations with its sponsors, UC cannot permit businesses to display banners or signage on campus. Only companies that have corporate sponsor agreements with UC Athletics may display their signage.

Solicitation
Policy:
Solicitations of any kind within UC facilities or on UC premises are prohibited unless specifically approved by UC. The distribution of flyers or leaflets on parked vehicles is expressly prohibited.
Reason: This is also a matter of legal liability and institutional control. UC does not allow the sale or distribution of goods and services on the UC campus without proper credentials and insurance.

Utilities Owned by University
Policy:
The use of electrical outlets in or on UC facilities, or other utilities such as water sources, is expressly prohibited. This policy will be strictly enforced and violators will be subject to arrest for theft of utilities.
Reason: Overuse of utilities can cause outages, surges or shortages that may affect critical operations on the UC campus.


GAMDAY TIMELINE

Times of note for a typical day game in Nippert Stadium (Based on a Noon ET kickoff)

Time - Event
9 a.m - Bearcats Ticket Office opens
9:25 a.m. - Bearcat Walk-Sigma Sigma Commons
10 a.m. - Live DJ @ The Fanzone on Sheakley Lawn
10:30 a.m. – Nippert Stadium Gates Open
Noon - Kickoff


 

 

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