Cougars return to Martin Stadium for home game weekend

helmutPULLMAN, Wash. – Washington State University will take on another non-conference football foe at home this Saturday (Sept. 19), when the Cougars play host to the Cowboys of the University of Wyoming at 5:30 p.m. in Martin Stadium. At mid-week, some 4,000 tickets remained available for the game. Tickets can be ordered by calling 1-800-GOCOUGS.

It’s also WSU Foundation and Future Cougar Day this weekend and, as always, a series of special events on the Pullman campus is planned for Cougar fans and friends. Early arriving fans on Friday are invited to help celebrate the success of WSU’s largest fundraising effort to date – the recent $1 billion “Campaign for Washington State University: Because the World Needs Big Ideas.”

Hosted by Butch T. Cougar and KHQ-TV’s Kalae Chock, the campaign celebration will begin at 11:30 a.m. Friday with a free barbecue picnic for the first 1,200 guests and continue with a campaign celebration program at 12:30 p.m. Located on the Terrell Mall and Library Rooftop, the event will also include free giveaways and contests.

runout-300x198Fans arriving between noon and 4 p.m. on Saturday may want to begin the festivities at the Brelsford WSU Visitor Center with a wine tasting event showcasing Coeur d’Alene Cellars featuring: 2012 Cabernet Sauvignon, 2013 Merlot, 2014 Rose, and 2014 Viognier, presented by Kimber Gates (Cougar Alum) and McKinnely Dixon (current WSU Viticulture and Enology student). A $5 tasting ticket includes tastes of all wines being featured that day and a commemorative wine glass (while supplies last). Tickets are available at the door without reservations.

As always on home game weekends, Saturday’s events will include Kickoff at the CUB, featuring food and family-friendly entertainment in a festive atmosphere in the CUB senior ballroom beginning at 8 a.m. Attendees can enjoy a breathtaking view of the Palouse from the ballroom balcony, watch football games from around the country, enjoy Butch and the Cougar marching band and participate in numerous giveaways and activities.

Also on Saturday, the general area of Rogers Field to the west of Martin Stadium will be the site of a number of activities, including Cougar Mania, the corporate tent area; Cougville, a children’s play area complete with activities and inflatables; and the Cougar Den. Food and refreshments are available in all three locations.

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General parking for home football games is available on campus in designated parking areas. General parking permits can be purchased online prior to game day for $15 or at the entrances to the lots on game day for $20. General parking lots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Game Day parking information and a link to a campus general parking map are available online at For additional information regarding general parking, call WSU Transportation Services, 509-335-PARK (7275).

Overnight RV parking permits for this weekend’s game have been sold out. Additional RV parking information is available online at

For the convenience of those who might wish to park off-campus, WSU has teamed up with Pullman Transit to establish Park and Ride locations where fans can park vehicles for free and catch a Cougar-themed Pullman Transit bus for the ride to Martin Stadium. Buses are scheduled to arrive and depart from each location at approximately 15-minute intervals. The Park and Ride lots will be opened three hours prior to each home game. A map of Park and Ride locations is available at

Fans should also note that Stadium Way will be closed from three hours before kickoff until 1½ hours after the end of the game. Find helpful Gameday Traffic and Travel information at

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Media contact:

Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583,