Texas football season is underway (finally!), which means thousands of people will be shuffling into Darrel K. Royal stadium over the next few months to watch Charlie Strong and the Longhorns take on their 2014 opponents. But before you put on your burnt orange and sing ‘Texas Fight,’ check out Wellington Group Marketing and PR’s tips for an enjoyable game experience:
Seriously, we can’t emphasize this enough. Though fall is upon us, it’s still incredibly hot – especially when attending an outdoor sporting event for nearly four hours underneath the Texas sun. To prevent those gnarly stadium sunburns, lather up before heading to the 40 acres. We’re not kidding about the “before” part of that sentence either, as liquids are prohibited upon entering DKR. So, do yourself a favor and embrace the SPF. You’ll thank us later.
Anyone who’s familiar with Austin parking on game days (or Austin parking on anyday, for that matter) knows that it can be a bit of a zoo. To avoid the stress of struggling to find a space in the minutes before kickoff, it’s important to plan ahead. Research available spots (many garages around the UT campus are available during football games) and plan on leaving the house at least an hour and a half to two hours before kickoff to account for any unexpected traffic or filled-up lots. At the end of the day, it pays to be prepared.
Last, but certainly not least, UT football games are a heck of a lot of fun. From awesome halftime shows to Bevo to Smokey the Cannon firing off every time the Horns score, it’s not hard to get caught up in the camaraderie of game day. And there’s no need to fight it! Don’t be afraid to cheer your brains out when you’re taking in a game – believe us, you won’t be the only one doing it. You know what they say – come early, be loud, stay late and, most importantly, wear burnt orange.