Ames Game Day To Do List

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  1. DarkStar

    DarkStar Well-Known Member

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    Seat cushions are OK as long as they do not have a back rest.

    If you have the blankets, you may want to consider bringing them. The wind can be pretty brutal.

    Donor lots open at 7. General public lots (G lots on the map) open 6 hours before kickoff. If I can still do math, is 8:30. There are hardcore groups that show up right when the lots open. But I expect slow filling lots as people skip the hotel room and drive in from out of town in the morning.

    Here is the link to the game day policies. Call the ticket office if you still have questions or just want to make sure.

    https://cyclones.com/sports/2015/3/2/GEN_2014010120.aspx

    Safe travels.
     
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  2. LonghornDon81

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    So, can we bring in flasks? Are there metal detectors? Winter gear should hide easy enough if we can do it.
     
  3. Cy Hard

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    Hell if your good enough you can sneak a whole 12 pack in
     
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    Public lots open 6 hours before kickoff, so 8:30. Most people will welcome you with open arms to their tailgate, but as every fanbase has, you may run into a doucher or two. Below is a map of the tailgating lots. G2 and G3 are known as the student lots, but plenty of adults tailgate in that area. Vetmed, G4, 5, 8, and 9 are probably more laid back than 2 or 3, so it's just kind of your preference on what you're looking for. It's $20 to park in these lots
    https://cyclones.com/images/2019/7/30/2019_Football_Parking_Map.jpg
     
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  5. LonghornDon81

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    We will likely walk over from The Gateway.
    I appreciate the lot tailgate info.

    we will mosey around and head over around 1130-12
     
  6. madguy30

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    Go to the Iowa Stater for breakfast buffet.
     
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  7. NWICY

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    I believe you can't bring in seat backs the ones that hook onto the bleachers. I had no problem bringing in regular seat cushions (just the flat foam type) at the game I got to attend this yr. A season ticket holder may be able to answer this question better. Tailgating will be going good by 10.
     
  8. LonghornDon81

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    Guys..... storm troopers vs darth Vader’s Saturday!!
    This Saturday is going to be awesome
     
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    Hopefully the weatherman is wrong. 40 degrees is way too warm ;)
     
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  10. LonghornDon81

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    No no, weather man better be right!! That’s perfect football weather for us thin blooded Texans.
     
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    Where I sit, I almost feel like the odd man out not bringing a flask. No metal detectors, just a once over from the event staff, and not a pat down. I regularly see beer cans in the stands. One guy/group near us must have a connection with an airline - there's a full mini-bar left behind every game, airplane sized bottles.

    I was naughty for the TCU game, I snuck in a 2nd, unopened bottle of water for my buddy that arrived late. I'm so old and boring...
     
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    Hmmm. Add snow shovel to tailgate packing list!
     
  14. LonghornDon81

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    Arrived in your country and checked in at the Gateway.
    Drive was great till Des Moines. My God people are bad at driving.

    looking forward to meeting the Cy People
     
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    Obviously you have never driven in DFW or Houston traffic...
     
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  16. LonghornDon81

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    lived in Dallas 10 years. Wife raised in Houston. Drivers yesterday were equal to a bad day in either.
     
  17. Spanky

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    Yes, but did anyone shoot at you?
     
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  18. DarkStar

    DarkStar Well-Known Member

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    That explains it. You think DFW and Houston drivers are normal.

    ;):)

    Yes DSM has traffic issues. Just need to relax and enjoy the ride.
     
  19. LonghornDon81

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    Anyway, this deflecting from excitement

    is nice and cool this morning. About to have breakfast at the Iowa Stater. Pick up tickets at Will Call about 1:00.
    Looking forward to the day
     
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  20. LonghornDon81

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    Good game guys and gals.

    now to find a sports bar and hopefully watch ou get beat. Because, you know, they suck!
     
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