Oregon Ducks football fans will be experience some changes to their beloved Autzen Stadium this upcoming season to "enhance the fan experience and continue to improve safety", according to athletic director Rob Mullens.
The following changes will begin as the Ducks open up their season against Bowling Green at 5 PM (PT) on September 1, 2018:
1. First and foremost, parking. The parking lot outside Autzen Stadium, the one that is home to the energetic, tailgating Ducks fans, will now be open six hours prior to kickoff compared to the previous four. This will allow those traveling from outside Eugene more time to enjoy pre-game festivities and to hopefully minimize the amout of traffic of those heading to the stadium.
2. Autzen Stadium will now have more options to serve alcohol within the stadium. Before, solely the Moshofsky Center sold beer and wine pre-game, but now the general concessions in the stadium will have that capability.
"In-stadium alcohol sales by trained and licensed servers will provide more control over alcohol consumption and serve as deterrents to overconsumption."
3. In addition to the in-stadium alcohol sales, there will be no re-entry once a fan leaves the stadium. Which means no more tailgating at halftime and coming back into Autzen for the second half.
4. All carrying bags entering into Autzen must be clear. This will hopefully reduce the amount of waiting in lines upon entry into the stadium and create a safer environment for all.
Full article provided by GoDucks.com can be found here.
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