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FAU First Gameday, the good, the bad and the ugly

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FAU First Gameday, the good, the bad and the ugly

There's been a lot of comments about the stadium, traffic, etc., but I figured we could dedicate a topic to it if thats cool.  What did everyone like, dislike, and what was a disaster.

Here's my take:

Parking/Traffic/Tailgating
We got to campus about 12:05, traffic flow into the lots wasn't too bad at all.  Our caravan of four cars headed right to Lot 2 (lot 15 normally I think) by the burrow.  All the spots along the grassy area were already taken, so we parked along the track and fence in the corner by the burrow.  As we got our canopies up, tables set up, and games placed, a pair of FAU cops on bikes came by and told us we were blocking the aisles and had to take everything down.  They were telling us how they had gone over all the policies during a morning meeting and that they have to enforce them.  We were going to set up infront of the burrow on the grass, but the cops told us to hold on while he talks to his supervisor.  I didn't get the two cops names, but I'd like to thank them because he lobbied for us to be able to tailgate as long as we left one lane of traffice open, which we had no problem with.  Once we got that straight, the tailgate went great.  My only issue that 4 hours is not enough when you set up a serious tailgate party, and we need more time to hang out afterwards.  We also recieved the megaphone treatment to "get the hell out of dodge" after the game.  WE NEED MORE TIME!

Stadium - Beautiful, amazing, perfect.  The ticket gates were a mess, and the concession lines as well, but I think those will get better over time.  My seats were great, and the stadium can get VERY LOUD with a full house and an energetic crowd (The wave was loud as hell).  I wish the crowd was a little more into it, but after watching that game, I can't blame them, it was tough to stay pumped up. I can't wait to go back!

All in all I think the day went very well for the first time.



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Re: FAU First Gameday, the good, the bad and the ugly

I do have one question..

Over the loud speaker.. It said make sure you pick up your gameday program for 3 dollars… so I looked everywhere including the store.. asked about 10 different people and noone knew anything about them or where they were on sale..

But I did get a great answer, one lady told me to come back next week for this weeks program… As Awesome as that would sound.. I dont think that I could afford to fly down again ..

Does anyone know if they were on sale or if there is any way to find out how to get one..  ?

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Re: FAU First Gameday, the good, the bad and the ugly

I wanted one as well but never did find any.

Also I read where Angelos had all kinds of meetings reviewing how last saturday went, but apparently they did not discuss extending the tailgate hours because he has not heard any complaints.  Please make sure you guys send him an email or phone call asking for more pre/post game tailgate time.  If this has been posted somewhere else sorry, just want to get the word out.

GO OWLS!

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Re: FAU First Gameday, the good, the bad and the ugly

Did not see a single opening game program anywhere! Very disappointing as could have/should have been a BIG money maker with ads and sales of first game program. Not to mention Owl Club members supposed to be listed in their as well. That and the first years season ticket holders wall not being up - some rough spots for the organization (an hour wait in line at will-call to pick-up season tickets bad too (ONE WINDOW OPEN!).

Any work on ordering a program IF they become available?
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