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4:00 pm
Thu September 5, 2013

War Memorial Anticipating Large Crowd For Razorback Game Tailgating

The Arkansas Razorbacks will play the Samford Bulldogs this Saturday at 6 p.m. at War Memorial Stadium. Thousands of Razorback fans will gather on the War Memorial Stadium to cheer them on and celebrate before the game. Marketing Director Danny-Joe Crawford says over 50 thousand people usually show up to tailgate. He says some people come a few days before game day and camp out in the park.

“We have RV’s that’s been there since Monday. They’re called ‘The Roadhogs’ and they travel to all the Arkansas games,” Crawford said.

Despite the huge number of people that gather in such a small place, Crawford says they’ve neverhad any security issues, but they do take precautions.

“There’s never been any issues. We’ve had some heightened security measures due to the Boston bombing and every since 911, there’s some new procedures. This year, if you bring a handbag into the stadium, it has to fit into a 14 x 10 x 10 box,” said Crawford.

There are still tickets available and Crawford says they are hoping for a sell-out crowd. He said tickets for a non-conference game are $55 and tickets for a conference game are $65.