SGA offering free shuttle to Cowboys Stadium

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    Student Government Association will provide free bus rides to and from Cowboys Stadium for the football team’s opening game Sept. 4 against Oregon State.

    Student Government Vice President Jackie Wheeler said the service was just one way SGA tried to focus on student services and how to give back to students.

    “We are just trying to lower the costs and get as many students out to the game as possible,” Wheeler said.

    The first round of buses will leave at 4 p.m. Saturday from the front of the Brown-Lupton University Union, leaving plenty of time for tailgating at the stadium, Wheeler said. The second round of buses will depart around 5:30 p.m. and buses returning to the stadium will depart 30 minutes after the game is over.

    Wheeler said she expected to take about six buses to and from the game, transporting about 600 students.

    SGA was working to fit as many buses in the budget as possible, despite high costs of reserving the buses, she said.

    Wheeler said students could help SGA determine the number of seats needed by responding to the campus-wide e-mail she sent out, or by use the voting toolbar featured on the top of the e-mail. The vote will not reserve a seat, but will help SGA estimate how many buses it should reserve.

    All seats will be on a first-come, first-served policy, and students will have to show their student IDs to ride, Wheeler said. Students who take the bus to the game will have a guaranteed ride on the way back as long as they meet at the correct place and time.

    • Buses depart from the Brown Lupton University Union at 4:00 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. on Saturday.
    • They will return in two shifts, starting 30 minutes after the end of the game.