Oklahoma Memorial Stadium
Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium is one of America's most recognized college football cathedrals.
Situated on the east side of the Norman campus, this historic facility is the largest sports arena in the state and, following its most recent expansion, ranks among the 15 largest college football stadiums in the nation.
Please visit the following links for detailed information on game day in Norman.
Accessing the Stadium
View the latest information including recommended entry gates for fans seated in the new south end zone.
Bag Policy/Prohibited Items
All carried items are subject to search. Please review the prohibited items list before arriving at the stadium.
Parking is limited on the main campus on game days. View complete information including the game day parking map.
The University's tailgating policies are designed to ensure the comfort, enjoyment and security of all associated with game day.
Stadium A to Z
Complete stadium information listed alphabetically for easy reference.
Accessing the Stadium
New South End Zone Access (Sections 36-52)
Paths to General Public AreasPrimary Entrances: Gates 1, 2, 11 and 12
Gate 1 Path
Enter through Gate 1, proceed up the steps/escalator to Level 2 concourse. Access Sections 47-52, 36-41 and lower 42-46 via outer concourse vomitories.
Gate 2 Path
Enter through Gate 2, proceed to the right and up the ramp to Level 2 concourse. Access Sections 47-52 and 36-41 and lower 42-46 via outer concourse vomitories.
Gate 11 Path
Enter through Gate 11, proceed right under east concourse to stairs/escalator and proceed to Level 2 concourse. Access Sections 47-52, 36-41 and lower 42-46 via outer concourse vomitories.
Gate 12 Path
Enter through Gate 12, proceed straight ahead under east concourse to stairs and escalator, proceed up to level 2 concourse. Access Sections 47-52, 36-41 and lower 42-46 via outer concourse.
Nearest Concessions and Restrooms
The nearest concessions and restrooms can be accessed by going down the seating bowl aisles. Below the south seating sections are Level 2 Fan Plaza concessions in the southeast and southwest corners of the seating bowl. Additionally, vomitories below the south seating also lead to additional large concession stands, restrooms and fan shops at the Level 2 concourse.
Access to Level 4 Fan Plaza
Fans can access the Level 4 Fan Deck from the Level 2 concourse by using the south stairs towers at the south ends of the Level 2 concourse at Gates 14 and 17, or from the seating bowl by utilizing the aisles between Sections 41 and 42 or Sections 46 and 47 to the Level 4 Fan Plaza.
Other Paths to the South End Zone
Gates 3-6 or Sections 1-18 lower level: Access via Gate 2 path.
Gates 6-10 or Sections 19-35 lower level: Access via Gate 11 path.
Sections 101-109: Access via Gate 2 path.
Sections 226-235 (Upper deck): Access via east ramp down to main Level 1 concourse and then follow Gate 11 path to Level 2 concourse.
ADA Paths to General Public Areas
Gate 1 Path
Enter through Gate 1, proceed straight to ADA ramp to field level ADA seating show ADA ticket to security for access. Travel down the ramp to field level concourse and enter via ramp to field level ADA seats. To access Level 2 concourse ADA seating, travel left to ramp at Gate 2. Proceed to Level 2 concourse and access via southwest or southeast vomitories. For Level 4 concourse ADA seating, utilize Elevators 1 and 2 to Santee Lounge/Level 4 concourse and access via southwest or southeast vomitories.
Gate 2 Path
Enter through Gate 2, proceed right, turn left to ramp and show ADA ticket to security for access. Travel down the ramp to field level concourse and enter via ramp to field level ADA seats. To access Level 2 concourse ADA seats, travel right to ramp at Gate 2. Proceed to Level 2 concourse and access via southwest or southeast corner vomitories. For Level 4 concourse ADA seating, utilize Elevators 1 and 2 to Santee Lounge/Level 4 concourse and access via southwest or southeast vomitories.
Gate 11 Path
Enter through Gate 11, proceed straight ahead to field level concourse and show ADA ticket to security for access. To access Level 2 concourse ADA seats, proceed right to Elevator 14 to access Level 2 concourse. Turn right to access seats. To access Level 4 concourse ADA seats, utilize south elevator towers at gGates 14/16 from Level 2 concourse.
Gate 12 Path
Enter through Gate 12, proceed straight ahead and left to field level concourse and show ADA ticket to security for access. To access Level 2 concourse ADA seating, proceed straight ahead under east concourse and then turn left to Elevator 14 to access Level 2 concourse. Turn right to access seats. To access Level 4 concourse ADA seats, utilize south elevator towers at Ggates 15/16 from Level 2 concourse.
Gate 15/16 Path
Enter Lindsey Street Circle Drive, enter Gate 15/16 and take elevator to Level 2 concourse for Level 2 ADA seats at the southeast or southwest vomitories; Level 3 for Level 3 ADA Sections 43-45, or Level 4 concourse for ADA seats in the southeast and southwest sections.
Paths to South Club/Suite/Loge Areas
Gate 1 Path
Enter through Gate 1, proceed up the stairs/escalator to Level 2 concourse. Access Sections 43-45 (upper) and Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. Patrons may also utilize Elevators 1 and 2 near Gate 1 to the Level 4 concourse for suite and loge box locations. From the Level 2 concourse, patrons can also access south elevator towers at Gates 15 and 16 to Level 4 concourse for upper club, suites, and loge entry.
Gates 2 and 3 Paths
Enter through Gate 2 or 3, proceed to the right and up the ramp adjacent to Gate 2 to Level 2 concourse. Access S ections 43-45 (upper) and Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. Patrons may also utilize Elevators 1 and 2 near Gate 1 to the Level 4 concourse for suite and loge box locations. From the Level 2 concourse, patrons may also access south elevators at Gates 15 and 16 to Level 4 concourse for upper club, suites and loge entry.
Gate 11 and 12 Paths
Enter through Gate 11 or 12, proceed right under east concourse to Gates 11/12 and Elevator 14, stairs and escalator. Proceed up the stairs/escalator to Level 2 concourse. Access Sections 43-45 (upper) and Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. From the Level 2 concourse, patrons can also access south elevator towers at Gates 15 and 16 to Level 4 concourse for upper club, suites and loge entry.
Gate 15/16 Path
Enter Lindsey Street Circle Drive, enter Gate 15/16 or Field Gate (located on Jenkins Ave. directly across from Bud Wilkinson Center), proceed along path to elevator lobby, take elevator to Level 2 concourse for club access or Sections 43-45 (upper). Or take elevator to Level 4 concourse for access to suites, loge boxes and upper club.
ADA Paths to Club/Suite/Loge Areas
Primary Entrances: Gates 1-3, 11-12 and 14
Gate 1 Path
Enter through Gate 1, proceed up the ramp at Gate 2 to Level 2 concourse, or take Elevators 1 and 2 to Level 4 concourse. Access Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. From the Level 2 concourse patrons can access south elevators at Gate 15 or Gate 16 to the Level 3 Club and ADA locations in Sections 43-45 or to the Level 4 concourse for the suites, loge entry and fan plaza.
Gates 2 and 3 Paths
Enter through Gates 2 or 3, proceed to the right and up the ramp adjacent to Gate 2. Access Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. From the Level 2 concourse patrons can access south elevators at Gate 15 or Gate 16 to the Level 3 Club and ADA locations in Sections 43-45 or to the Level 4 concourse for the suites, loge entry and fan plaza.
Gate 11 Path
Enter through Gate 11, proceed to the right under east concourse to stairs and escalator, proceed up the stairs/escalator to Level 2 concourse. Access Level 2 club via outer concourse and mid-level center vomitories. From the Level 2 concourse patrons can access south elevators at Gate 15 or Gate 16 to the Level 3 Club and ADA locations in Sections 43-45 or to the Level 4 concourse for the suites, loge entry and fan plaza.
Gate 15/16 Path
Enter Lindsey Street Circle Drive, enter Gate 15/16 or Field Gate (located on Jenkins Ave. across from Bud Wilkinson Center), proceed along path to elevator lobby, take elevator to Level 2 concourse for Level 2 club access, Level 3 for access to Sections 43-45 and the upper club, or to Level 4 concourse for suites, loge entry and fan plaza.
Other Stadium Pathways New for 2017
Students & Premium Gates (open 2 hours prior to kickoff)
Students (Gates 7, 12), student-athletes (13) and suite and club seat holders and Santee Lounge guests (Gates 1, 3, 10, 15, 16) may enter the stadium two hours prior to kickoff. All others may enter 90 minutes before kickoff. Student ticket upgrades will be addressed at Gate 7.
General Stadium Access
Gates for general public entry are 1, 2, 3, 4, 5, 6, 7, 9, and 11. An Access Management System is used for entry at all gates. The bar code on each ticket will be scanned by the gate attendant. Each individual is encouraged to hold their own ticket to assist in expediting the scanning process. As fans enter the stadium, they should make sure that the ticket-taker has scanned the ticket(s) to ensure that your attendance is counted towards priority points. If a ticket is damaged and cannot be scanned, fans should visit one of the ticket resolution centers at Ticket Office near Gate 1 and gates 5 and 7.
East Suite & Club Seat Holders
East side suite and club seat holders may enter through Gate 10. Gate 10 is accessible via glass doors on the inner concourse for those entering the stadium via other paths.
Getting from West to East and East to West
Fans should proceed to Level 2 via the Gate 1 stairs or escalator and follow the open-air concourse around the south end zone to the stairs or escalator at the Gate 11/12 area and vice-versa.
**Please Note: Access on the walkway through the south seating bowl between Sections 42 and 46 is restricted by ticket location. Fans are advised to use the outer open-air concourse to move from the west side of the stadium to the east and vice-versa.
Santee Lounge Bridge
The Santee Lounge bridge in the Asp Ave. Parking Facility is now restricted to Santee Lounge ticket holders only. Please utilize Asp Ave. Parking Facility elevators down to Gates 2/3 area for all other stadium entry.
Bag Policy/Prohibited Items
Only those items needed for medical or family needs plus empty, clear personal-sized containers suitable for drinking water will be permitted. All carried items and entrants are subject to search.
Prohibited items must be returned to the owner's car or discarded. Any unlawful items are subject to confiscation, and the person in possession of such items is subject to arrest. Items left at gate will be discarded.
Fans not bringing a purse or other allowable item into the stadium are strongly encouraged to utilize Express Lanes. Chair back seats are available for sale/rental at Sooner Seat Customer Service booths.
Gates 1 through 7 and 9
Sooner Seat Locations
Gates 1, 5, 7, 11/12 & the upper west concourse
- Purses of a reasonable size
- Clear merchandise bags that meet the bag specifications
- Seat cushions and chair backs samller than 16" wide and without armrest
- EMPTY, clear plastic water bottles less than 17 oz.
- Approved medical devices
- Approved family care items (diapers, formula, etc.)
- Alcoholic beverages
- Baby seats
- Baby strollers
- Backpacks, fanny packs & hard binocular cases
- Beach Balls
- Cameras (professional equipment or cameras with long telephoto lenses longer than 6 inches)
- Coolers or containers
- Folding chairs or stools
- Food and beverages
- Ice chests
- Laser pointers
- Noisemakers of any type (i.e. air horn, plastic horn, whistles, etc.)
- Pets (with the exception of service animals used by disabled guests)
- Personal heaters
- Large purses
- Chair backs with armrests and/or wider than 16”
- Selfie sticks
- Umbrellas (per Big 12 Conference)
- Video cameras
Due to road construction in Norman, the Norman Police Department has provided recommended traffic routes to use as a guideline on game day.
We also recommend using a traffic app such as Waze to help in navigating to and from campus.
These streets near the stadium are closed beginning four hours prior to kickoff:
(1) Lindsey St., which runs east and west along the southern edge of the stadium will close at Elm (west of the stadium) to just east of Jenkins Ave. Only those patrons with parking credentials for the Asp Avenue Parking Facility will be able to access Lindsey. They must approach from the west.
(2) Jenkins Ave. will be closed south of Page to all traffic except for those with a Field House parking pass and south to Farmers Street.
(3) Brooks will be closed from Jenkins to Trout to all traffic but those with a parking pass for the Brooks Lot, Monnett Lot, Duck Pond Lot or East Side Stadium Suites Lot. No traffic except emergency vehicles and authorized support vehicles will be allowed west of Monnett on Brooks or south of the entrance of parking lot A-10 on Jenkins (Field House Lot). The Norman Police Department will no longer permit parking on Brooks Street between Jenkins Ave. and Classen Blvd. on game days. This area will remain clear to help ease postgame traffic congestion. Any vehicles parked in this location on game day will be towed.
General Public Parking
Public parking is limited on the main campus on game days. Fans are encouraged to arrive early. For pay parking lot locations, please refer to the football parking map. There is a $30 charge for parking. Spaces are allocated on a first-come, first-served basis.
Free parking is available at the Lloyd Noble Center, located approximately one mile south of the stadium. There is a shuttle that unloads one block south of the stadium on First Street. The shuttle provides return trips for one hour after the conclusion of the game. Patrons may ride the Lloyd Noble Shuttle for a $5 round trip fee.
The City of Norman will be enforcing parking restrictions on all streets on game days. The primary area of enforcement will be “No Parking” areas that are not exempted on game days. Please take the time to read the signs before parking on a city street.
Certain lots will be reserved on game days. Please refer to the football parking map for locations of those lots.
Reserved disability parking is available for a fee and is located in the Asp Avenue Parking Facility connected to the west side of the stadium. For more information on disability parking, please call the parking office at (405) 325-3311.
Free game day parking is available at the Lloyd Noble Center (located approximately one mile south of the stadium). Patrons with a disability may ride the disability shuttle for a $5 per round trip fee.
The disability shuttle originates at the Lloyd Noble Center and unloads on Asp Avenue, immediately west of the stadium. by Gates 1 through 4. Because of the high demand for the shuttle service, the service is restricted to those patrons who have a disability and one (1) caretaker for riders needing additional assistance.
For more information about disability parking services, please call the CART Office at (405) 325-2278.
Sooner Village - RV Parking
The OU Athletics Department is pleased to offer 130 RV hookup spots with both 50 (208 Volt) and 30 (120 volt) amp options in the southwest parking lot of Lloyd Noble Center and non-electric spots in the northwest parking lot of the Lloyd Noble Center. The Lloyd Noble Center is located approximately one mile south of the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. After parking, there is a shuttle service available. Passes may be purchased at the shuttle pick up area. For prices and registration information, please call (405) 325-4666. You may also find information on SoonerSports.com.
Bus parking is available on a first-come, first-served basis at the Lloyd Noble Center. There is no charge for bus parking and space cannot be reserved. For more information, please call the parking office at (405) 325-3311.
Game Day Shuttle
The game day shuttle transports people from the Lloyd Noble Center to Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. every home game. The shuttle runs continually, starting three hours prior to game time until one hour after the game. For the homecoming game, the shuttle starts four hours prior to kickoff. Cost to ride the shuttle is $5 per round trip.
For questions or further information regarding OU's tailgate policies, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Tailgating on football game days is a wonderful and longstanding tradition at The University of Oklahoma.
The University's tailgating policy is designed to ensure:
- The comfort and enjoyment of game day patrons;
- The safety, security, and well-being of all people associated with game day activities, and
- The safeguarding and preservation of all public property under the management of the University.
The setting up of tents, awnings, and similar equipment may commence at 12 noon on the day immediately preceding the game, most typically on Friday for a Saturday game. Space may be occupied between 8 a.m. and noon, but stakes may NOT go into the ground until 12 noon. Space may NOT be occupied or reserved before 8 a.m. All items must be taken down and removed by 12 noon on the day immediately following the game, typically Sunday. Abandoned tents may be at risk of damage or theft.
Tents, awnings, and similar equipment must be securely anchored. Stakes may not be longer than 12 inches to avoid interfering with underground utilities. Tents must be set up no closer than 3 feet from either side of pedestrian walkways. Tents must be set up no closer than 10 feet from any University building. Tents larger than 400 square feet require a permit, contact Fire@ou.edu.
Any such items that are set up outside of this timeframe or that collapse or are blown off their sites will be removed by the University. The University Administration and Finance Office, (405) 325-5161, may be contacted for information about how items may be recovered. Items not claimed within a reasonable time may be disposed of by the University at its discretion.
Tents, awnings, similar items, and tailgating activities of any kind are not allowed at several locations including, but not limited to, the North and South Ovals, Jacobson Hall and Carpenter Hall lawns, Heisman Park, Burr Park, Headington Park, Oliver Walk, Brooks Mall and areas adjacent to Brooks Mall including lawn north of the stadium and lawn south of Wagner Hall, the NE corner of Lindsey and Jenkins Streets, Residential Colleges lawn, and all student residential areas, (Student groups permitted by the Office of Student Life will be allowed near residential areas.) See Map
Tailgating activity that takes up vacant parking spaces or otherwise interferes with vehicle movement within a parking lot is prohibited. In order to protect parking lot surfaces, tents, awnings, and similar items that require ground stakes are prohibited.
The University will provide and locate portable toilets at convenient locations around the grounds. Individuals, groups or businesses are prohibited from bringing or arranging the delivery of their own toilets.
Generators may be used so long as they do not damage University property; if a generator is placed on a grassy area it must rest on a board or other hard material to protect the grass and soil beneath.
The hooking into, connecting to, or similar use of University utilities and/or television or communication cable services is prohibited.
Food and beverages shall be for personal consumption only. Sales are prohibited.
Open flames are prohibited; gas and charcoal grills with covers are permitted. Gas and charcoal grills are prohibited in ALL University parking garages.
Corporate or commercially sponsored tailgates are prohibited except in designated locations. Those who wish to organize and provide such sites should contact Sooner Sports Properties at (405) 325-2148.
Companies are prohibited from issuing free or sample products without being properly licensed by the University. The University Real Estate Operations Office, (405) 325-6041, may be contacted for information.
Small non-University vehicles such as golf carts, all-terrain vehicles, and the like are prohibited on campus, and are subject to impound. Bicycles must be parked at bike racks.
Trailers and vehicles are prohibited from parking on the grass. Trailer parking is allowed at any ‘paid' lot - permits are NOT required. Permit Lots - permits ARE required. A permit is required for the vehicle; an additional permit is required for the trailer.
The use of any tobacco product is strictly prohibited on all University property.
Stadium A to Z
Near Sections 2 (Gate 1) & 32 (Gate 10)
Point-and-shoot cameras are permissible. No video cameras, professional camera equipment or long telephoto lenses allowed.
Chair Back Sales/Rental
Sooner Seats are available on a season lease for $42 prior to July 1. From July 2 to August 1, the price is $49, and after August 1, the price goes up to $55. Sooner Seat Customer Service booths are conveniently located at Gates 1, 5, 7 and 11/12 as well as the upper west concourse. Single game rentals are also available for $10 at any Sooner Seat Customer Service booth. For more information on Sooner Seats, visit SoonerSeats.com.
Concession stands are located throughout the stadium. No outside food or beverages are permitted.
The Athletics Ticket Office on the plaza level of the Asp Ave. Parking Facility immediately west of the stadium will have a window dedicated to ADA/Wheelchair ticket exchange on game day or call (800) 456-GoOU. Availability is limited.
Emergency Text Alerts
To receive emergency text alerts while on campus, text "OUSooner" to 67283. Once enrolled, you will receive any emergency text messages sent the day of your enrollment. Your cell phone number will automatically be removed from OU Alerts after 24 hours.
For accommodations on the basis of disability, please contact University of Oklahoma Emergency Preparedness at (405) 325-3063.
In case of evacuation, instructions will be relayed via the public address system. Gate personnel and ushers will assist you in exiting the stadium.
Express lanes are located at all gates to expedite entry for patrons bringing no items into the stadium.
Norman Regional Gomer Jones Medical Facility is located at the north end of the stadium near Section 19 on the ground level. Phone: 405.325.8470.
Game Day Info
Guest services kiosks to address questions or concerns are located in the four corners of the stadium at Gates 1, 5, 7, 11/12, levels 2 and 4 of the South end zone, and on the East and West upper deck concourses.
Student Gates 7 & 12 and suite/club seat holder Gates 1, 3, 10 & 15/16 open two hours prior to kickoff. All other gates open one and one-half hours prior to kickoff.
In the event of inclement weather, guests will be advised to seek shelter immediately.
Parents/Guardians with a lost child should contact the nearest police officer or event staff member. If a child gets separated, he/she should notify the nearest police officer or event staff member. Pick up a Tag-A-Kid wristband at the OUPD booth at Fan Fest or at any guest services kiosk. The wristband allows a parent or guardian to fill out section, row, and seat number in case the child becomes separated from his/her party. This is a free service for all fans.
Lost and Found
Lost items recovered during the game will be delivered to the Norman Regional Gomer Jones Medical Facility office on the north side of the stadium near Section 19. After the game, all unclaimed items are turned over to OU Facilities Management (405.325.6953).
Merchandise and Game Programs
Merchandise stands are located along the concourse on each side of the stadium (see stadium map for locations). Official game programs are on sale outside the stadium and at select locations inside the stadium.
Single speaker radios and hand-held televisions are allowed in the stadium only if they do not interfere with others' enjoyment of the game. Tablets are allowed inside the stadium, but laptops are not allowed.
Re-entry to the stadium is only permissible for those patrons departing for medical/emergency purposes and only with a pass out check and ticket stub.
The Board of Regents has established a Tobacco Free Policy consistent with Governor Fallin's Executive Orders 2012-01 and 2013-14. All properties and facilities of the University of Oklahoma, regardless of campus or location, are tobacco, electronic cigarette and vaping device-free.
The use of all tobacco products, including but not limited to, cigarettes, cigars, pipes, and smokeless tobacco, electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is strictly prohibited anywhere on University grounds or campuses.
1. The use of tobacco products, electronic cigarettes and vaping devices is prohibited in any buildings or portion thereof owned, leased, or operated by the University, including, without restriction, University housing/apartments, athletic facilities, within any University parking structure, in any vehicle owned or leased by the University, or on University grounds or campuses, including but not limited to public and non-public areas, offices, restrooms, stairwells, driveways, sidewalks, etc.
2. This policy applies to all persons on University grounds or campuses, including but not limited to students, faculty, staff, contracted personnel, vendors, patients and all visitors to a University campus. The policy applies to all University events, including without restriction, football games at the Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Sooner Fan Fest | Learn More
Sooner Fan Fest, a free interactive fan entertainment area, will be held prior to each home football game. Fan Fest, presented by Allstate in conjunction with the OU Athletics Department, will open three hours prior to kickoff and close a half hour prior to game time.
Features include the live Sooner Sports Radio network pre-game show, live band, inflatables, food vendors, interactive games and OU spirit squad members and a large video screen playing games from around the country. Sooner Fan Fest is northeast of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
Gomer Jones Medical Facility: 405.325.8470
OUPD Dispatch: 405.325.2864
Facility Issues/Problems: 405.325.0587
See Something / Say Something
The University of Oklahoma and Department of Homeland Security want you to enjoy your game day experience. You play an important role in creating an enjoyable experience at Gaylord Family-Oklahoma Memorial Stadium.
If you see something suspicious, say something to local authorities located throughout the stadium. If you have any comments or suggestions that can help improve your game day experience, text SOONERS followed by your issue and location to 69050.
Call (800) 456-GoOU | OU Football Tickets
All patrons – regardless of age (including infants) are required to have a ticket for entry into the stadium.
The OU Athletics Ticket Office is located on the plaza level immediately west of the stadium. Office hours are Monday through Friday 8 AM to 5 PM. On game day, the ticket office opens at least three hours prior to kickoff. Will call is located in the main ticket office. Photo ID is required to receive tickets.
Will call is open at least three hours prior to kickoff on game days.
Please have your tickets in hand before arriving at the gate. All tickets contain barcodes which are scanned to allow entry into the stadium. Do not remove the stub containing the barcode from the ticket and confirm that a barcode is present prior to arriving. If your ticket is damaged and cannot be scanned, please visit one of the ticket resolution centers at Gate 5, 7 and 12 or at the main ticket office.
Ticket Marketplace | Learn More
StubHub is the official fan-to-fan ticket marketplace of the Oklahoma Sooners. StubHub allows you to buy and sell tickets with other Sooner fans. All orders are covered by StubHub's FanProtect guarantee.
Ticket Sharing | Learn More
If you are unable to attend an event and do not want your tickets to go unused, Ticket Sharing allows the season ticket holder to send tickets electronically to a friend, family member, co-worker, etc.