Are you ready for the start of the home football season Saturday? Here are a few things you might want to think about, including traffic, tailgating, and more -- and don't miss a couple of promotions listed at the bottom of this post ...
NEED TICKETS? WANT TO HAVE A GOOD TIME BEFORE THE GAME? The Nest is the place to be! The Nest is located just outside the Doyt on its southwest corner ... it's just off the sidewalk that the team will follow on its walk from the Stroh Center to the Doyt. Admission is free, and there's a live band! If you're hungry and need a game ticket, $20 will get you a meal and a ticket to the contest. Alcohol also is available for purchase there. Click here to find out more about The Nest.TRAFFIC: Please notice that there was a change in traffic on Wooster Street last year that will continue this year ... in short, Alumni Drive (the first road leading to the Doyt if you're coming off I-75) is closed. Traffic will instead proceed to Mercer Drive and turn north onto Mercer, then merge onto Alumni Drive. Don't believe me? Click here to read the map for both traffic and parking.
PARKING: Click here to look at the map of parking around the Doyt.
ARE YOU A STUDENT WHO WANTS TO AVOID THESE HASSLES? BGSU is providing a shuttle service to and from home football games. Click here to view all the details.
ENTERING THE DOYT: Can you bring cameras? When do the gates open? Where is lost and found? Click here to read the answers to those questions and more.
WANT TO GET IN THE SPIRIT? Check out the "Stroh Show," which will feature a visit from coach Dave Clawson and the team as well as the BG Marching Band. This event will start at 5 p.m. Saturday and will feature highlights of the FMB's halftime show. Click here to find out more about the "Stroh Show."
WANT TO WATCH THE "FALCON WALK"? The BG football team will meet at the Stroh Center at 4:45 p.m. and walk from there to the Doyt in preparation for the game. Fans are invited to watch the band and the team walk along that sidewalk on the southwest corner of Perry Stadium starting at 4:45 p.m.
CAN'T GET TO THE GAME? In terms of radio, all BG games -- home and away -- are available on the radio. Click here to get the list of radio outlets. Or if you have access to a computer, click here for the live audio feed of the contest. ... In terms of television, many contest (including Saturday's opener vs. Idaho) will be broadcast on BCSN, and a number of local cable outlets will provide the feed as well. Click here to find out how to watch the game in your area.
WANT MORE INFORMATION? Well, you've come to the right place. A few hours before kickoff, come to Falcon Fodder for a LIVE chat filled with stats, facts, notes, silliness and more. Also, for snarkiness limited to 140 characters, follow me on Twitter ... @jwagnerblade.
PROMOTIONS FOR SATURDAY'S GAME: Here are two worth noting, one before the game and one after ... Before the game the university will be celebrating the first anniversary of the Stroh Center. Fans will be able to enjoy cake and punch as well as meet members of the men's and women's basketball teams. Click here for more information. ... And after the game, make sure you stick around for FIREWORKS!