Sept. 25, 2013
RUSTON, La. - Louisiana Tech fans heading to Dallas this weekend for the Heart of Dallas Classic game in the Cotton Bowl against Army are reminded of the stadium policies the Cotton Bowl and the State Fair of Texas has in place.
On Friday, the LA Tech Ticket Office will have a Will Call location set up at the Hyatt Regency on Reunion Blvd. in downtown Dallas. That Will Call location will be open from 9 a.m. to 8 p.m. CT for fans to pick up their tickets. An individual's ticket will gain the person entrance into the State Fair of Texas as well as into the Cotton Bowl Stadium for the game. A general admission State Fair ticket does NOT gain an individual admission into Cotton Bowl Stadium for the game.
Additionally, ticket holders may only leave the stadium with a pass out stub at halftime. Re-admittance will not be granted during the second half.
With the State Fair opening Friday, tailgating in the parking lots in and around the State Fairgrounds will not be allowed. In addition, ice chests, backpacks and/or coolers will not be allowed inside the stadium at any time as well as any outside (non-fair) food or drink.
The Cotton Bowl is located wholly inside the State Fair of Texas.
Please be aware of the following items that are not allowed within the gates of Cotton Bowl Stadium:
No Alcoholic Beverages
No Outside (non-fair) Food or Drink
No Ice Chests, Backpacks or Coolers
No Bags Larger than 12x18 inches
No Beverage Containers
No Professional Cameras
No Flag Poles
No Equipment Cases
No Laser Pointers/Lights
All Bags are Subject to Search
No Weapons, including Pocket Knives or Pocket Tools (Swiss Army Knives, etc.)
Smoking is prohibited inside the stadium and within 25 feet of any gate. This will be enforced by security and police.
From North Dallas, Richardson, Plano and other locations north of Dallas:
Go south on US 75, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park. [Alternate route: Go south on the North Dallas Tollway and exit onto I-35E south. Take the left lane exit to I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and forward to Fair Park.]
From Flower Mound, Lewisville and other locations northwest of Dallas:
Go south on I-35E, take the left lane exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
From West Dallas, Arlington, Irving, Fort Worth and other locations west of Dallas:
Go east on I-30, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
From East Dallas, Mesquite, Rockwall and other locations east of Dallas:
Go west on I-30, take Exit 47C (First Avenue/Fair Park), turn right on Exposition and continue forward to Fair Park.
From Oak Cliff, Cedar Hill, DeSoto and other locations southwest of Dallas:
Go north on I-35E, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
From South Dallas, Ferris, Ennis and other locations southeast of Dallas:
Go north on I-45, exit onto I-30 east, then take Exit 47 (Second Avenue/Fair Park) and continue forward to Fair Park.
From Downtown Dallas:
Go east on Commerce St., turn right onto Second Ave. and continue forward to Fair Park.
For those fans headed to Dallas for the game, please enjoy the contest and travel safely.
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