Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel
Hurd members set to campout for BYU game
Published: Tuesday, October 1, 2013
Updated: Tuesday, October 1, 2013 03:10
With 6,500 student tickets available but hundreds or thousands more students expected to attend, ASUSU Athletics and the Hurd are giving students a chance to guarantee themselves a seat at 6 p.m. Friday inside Romney Stadium for the 90th edition of the Battle for the Old Wagon Wheel football game against BYU.
Starting at 5 p.m. on Thursday, students will be able to set up camp on the northeast side of the Quad and will be given the opportunity to pre-swipe their student ID cards for the game.
“Wristbands will be given out at some random point during the night,” said Charley Riddle, ASUSU athletics vice president. “Students will have to swipe their ID cards at the campout to get a wristband. That way at the game we wont have to swipe them again and they can just go in.”
Those with a wristband will be allowed into the stadium half an hour before the student gates open. The regular student line will be admitted after the wristband line has finished.
Riddle said ASUSU and the Hurd expect 400-600 people to camp overnight, starting at about 5 p.m. on Thursday on the northeast side of the Quad.
Hurd president Dallin Laird said wristbands will be given out at a random time and students must campout to receive a wristband. Students must have their student ID to receive a wristband.
Riddle said students should wear blue.
“We’re doing it in the middle of the night or early morning because no one has class, and very few people have work at that time,” Laird said.
Laird added that students who do not campout will still be able to get in but warned that there will be a limit before students are turned away.
“Students need to be there early because once 6,500 walk through that gate, that’s it,” Laird said.
A number of activities have been planned for those students who decide to camp out.
Schedule of Events:
5 p.m. - Students may begin pitching tents and setting up camp.
6 p.m. - USU football head coach Matt Wells and a number of players will make an appearance and bring pizza to students, sign autographs and pose for photographs.
7 p.m. - The Hurd is encouraging students to attend the USU women’s volleyball match against New Mexico at the Dee Glen Smith Spectrum.