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Northwest Bearcats

Press Release

Aug. 16, 2007

Northwest vs. Arkansas Tech Game Information

MARYVILLE, Mo.-Northwest Missouri State University kicks off its 2007 football season Thursday, Aug. 23, when the second-ranked Bearcats host Arkansas Tech at Bearcat Stadium.

Fans are encouraged to enter the stadium by 7:10 p.m., 20 minutes prior to the start of the game, for a pregame ceremony recognizing the renovations of Bearcat Stadium and the dedication of Mel Tjeerdsma Field.


Since incoming freshmen are due to arrive on the same day, there will be no reserved parking for the Arkansas Tech game. Handicapped parking will still be available.

Shuttle Buses

Shuttle buses will be available beginning at 6 p.m. for people who park at the Community Center Lot. For those that park at Donaldson West Side Park, a shuttle service will be provided starting at 6:30 p.m.

The drop-off for the shuttles will be in front of Mary Linn, which will also be the loading area for a return trip following the game.

Postgame On The Field

Following the football game, fans will be allowed to walk down to the playing surface and "Feel the Green."

Schedule of Events

5 p.m. Ticket windows will open for will call and walk up sale

5:30 p.m. Bearcat Zone opens (food available from Aramark)

6 p.m. Stadium gates open

6:30 p.m. Bearcat marching band, steppers and cheerleaders will perform at Pavilion

7:10 p.m. Dedication Ceremony

7:30 p.m. Kickoff of Northwest and Arkansas Tech

For more information, please contact:

Media Relations Department, Northwest Athletics | 660.562.1118 | Fax: 660.562.1582

Northwest Athletics
Lamkin Activity Center | 800 University Drive | Maryville, MO 64468