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Here Is What You’ll Need To Know.
After the fall 2018 season, FAU football is ready to show that they can play. I have been going to Owl football games since their program started and continued, as two of my girls became students. The big rival game is against FIU (We’re the reigning champs). An Owl home game is an experience, from the pre-gaming (ask your college student) to the Owl Walk (two and a half hours prior to each home game when fans line up in the Rat’s Mouth and cheer on the players as they walk in the stadium) to the actual game itself.
HaveUHeard that FAU has a Clear Bag Policy for football games? I have been at many games at The Burrow over the past few years, and always, there is a student or a parent with a handbag, backpack, or camera bag in their possession. Very small clutches measuring 4.5” x 6.5” (about the size of a hand) are allowed. There is nothing worse than being denied admission, especially close to the start time of a game. So your choice is to go store it in your car (an invitation to have it stolen). FAU does not have a place to check items at the gates and any bags left unattended will be disposed of. A full list of prohibited items can be found here. Most stadiums implement a clear bag policy, so why not have a bag that still has style? HaveUHeard has partnered with Score Gameday bags. Use the code HUH15 for 15% discount.
Tickets on Sale NOW!
Season tickets are on now but if your plan is to come for a game to visit your student, you may want to start booking your hotel now. Parent’s weekend hotels and game day tickets should be reserved as soon as possible. If a parent wants to sit with their student, the student has to sit with the parent who purchased the ticket. It is very uncommon for any parents to be in the student section of the football stadium. When looking for a hotel, prepare for some sticker shock, as you will notice the rates are sometimes high what you would pay for a weekend with no events. (This is especially true over parents and homecoming weekend)
The biggest rivalries where it is tough to score a ticket will be the November 9th game against Florida International University and the Homecoming game on October 19th against Marshall. The parent’s weekend game can also be tough to score tickets to; parents weekend will be September 20th – 22nd. The game is on Saturday, September 21st against Wagner. Florida Atlantic’s first home game will be against Air Force on September 8th.
Students get sent an email to their fau.edu address with a link to download the free ticket to the home football game. It is recommended to download your ticket as soon as you get the email, especially for a big game because tickets could get sold out.
If you are planning on coming for Homecoming or Parent’s Weekend, you may want to book a hotel for Friday through Sunday so you can take in the parade on Friday and the game on Saturday. Read our blog on hotels here.
Other Game Info
Make sure you’re in Owl red and blue for the game by reading our student and parent gameday attire recommendations. And of course, you will want to know where to pregame. We’ve got that information here.