Football Fan Primer: Cincinnati vs. Syracuse|
Nov. 1, 2012
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.
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.
The CATWALK will take place starting at 9:25 a.m. on Sigma Sigma Commons in the Gridiron Campus Tailgate.
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
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
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.
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 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.
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.
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
Sidewalks and Bike Paths
Times of note for a typical day game in Nippert Stadium (Based on a Noon ET kickoff)
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