Everything you need to know about College GameDay at WMU

WMU College GameDay: what you need to know

KALAMAZOO, MICH. - The Western Michigan University Broncos are fighting for their eleventh win of the season and will be on ESPN College GameDay.

The Broncos will be on their home turf, the Waldo Stadium  in Kalamazoo on Saturday, Nov. 19. Public sale tickets are $20 and can be purchased here. All WMU students can attend home football games for free with a valid Bronco Card.

COLLEGE GAMEDAY NEED TO KNOWS:

Is there a cost/who can attend College GameDay?

There is no admission cost to the College GameDay area (“footprint”) and the event is open to the general public. It is an entirely alcohol-free event. On Saturday morning a limited number of fans, assessed by ESPN, (300-500 people) will be allowed within “The Pit.” There will however, be live crowd shots and camera crews throughout the “footprint” throughout the morning. There will be activities in the area both Friday and Saturday.

Where will GameDay be set up?

The location for College GameDay will be in the Pedestrian Mall & green space area in front of Sangren Hall (See Map).

When can patrons start lining up Saturday morning for The Pit?

Portable chairs, sleeping bags, and blankets are permitted for those who plan to wait overnight. Any and all alcoholic beverages are prohibited. Camping, the use of tents and fires are not allowed. Elite behavior is expected. WMU Public Safety will have a presence in the area to monitor activities.The Pit will open an estimated 2-3 hours before the 9 a.m. broadcast begins.

Rules for The Pit

  • Fans entering the pit will be checked by a security wand and other possible security measures
  • No bags, backpacks or purses permitted in the pit
  • No offensive, vulgar, inappropriate or solicitation signage will be allowed (i.e., no political, religious, or .com, .org, .net signage)
  • No signs on a stick
  • No pens, pencils, markers or dry erase boards
  • Alcohol is strictly prohibited
  • No food or drinks
  • Throwing of objects is prohibited

Where is parking located?

There are several suggested parking areas to the ESPN atmosphere (See Map). Parking in the yellow lots is free during the hours of College GameDay and will transition to normal game day lots at the conclusion of College GameDay.

What time does tailgating begin?

College GameDay is not considered a Tailgate. Tailgating policies remain as standard. Lots open 4 hours prior to kickoff. See the WMU Tailgating Policy for more information. 

What time is the football game?

Kickoff from Waldo Stadium is at 3:30 p.m.

For more information on other activities and the shooting schedule, check the GameDay FAQ.

Stay up-to-date on social media by following the hashtags #WeWillReign and #RTBGameDay.

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