McNeese releases football gameday guidelines for fans

McNeese releases football gameday guidelines for fans
McNeese Football (Source: KPLC)

LAKE CHARLES – The 19th-ranked McNeese Cowboys will open up its home schedule and Southland Conference season on Saturday at noon against Incarnate Word in Cowboy Stadium.

McNeese football parking and facility diagram.
McNeese football parking and facility diagram. (Source: McNeese Sports)

Below is a list of important items and reminders fans will need to know if planning to attend.

• Due to state and federal COVID guidelines, 25% of stadium capacity will be enforced. Once the team passes and student attendance estimates are factored in, available attendance will be 2,800 fans.

• Attendance is based on first-come, first-serve.

• Fans will park in General Admission lots which will open at 8 a.m. and will be on a first-come, first-serve basis. These lots will also serve as baseball parking and fans should be aware of home runs and foul balls in the area.

• Tailgating will not be allowed nor will RVs or overnight parking.

• Stadium gates will open at 10:30 a.m.

• Fans will enter through the main gates only.

• A Clear bag policy and face mask check will be enforced.

• A limited selection of concessions as well as beer will be sold at the game beginning at 11 a.m. Cash only will be accepted.

• No outside food or drinks will be allowed.

• No re-entry into the stadium.

• The Buccaneers will test-fire Touchdown Cannon at 9 a.m. and stadium music will begin playing following that.

• No fans will be allowed on the field at any time, pregame or postgame, due to NCAA COVID protocols.

• Fans will be allowed to sit on the hills.

• The first seven rows behind McNeese’s bench and the first two rows behind the visitor’s bench will be off-limits to fans.

• McNeese Athletics will be accepting donations as well as selling a limited amount of t-shirts, cash only, and the money will go towards the McNeese Hurricane Relief Fund.

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