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NORMAN, Okla. --
It's Wednesday of OU-Texas week in Norman and the No. 8 Sooners are focused on their tilt with the Longhorns on Saturday at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas. Here's a quick rundown of information for Sooner fans to answer the most frequently asked questions leading up to the game:
Q. What time is the game?
Saturday's kickoff is set for 2:30 p.m. Central at Cotton Bowl Stadium in Dallas.
Q. What channel will the game be on?
ABC will televise the OU-Texas game at 2:30 p.m. CT. Roughly 62% of the country will receive the game via their local ABC affiliate. View the ABC coverage map
Q. Who is the home team?
Oklahoma is the home team for the 2010 game and will wear its crimson jerseys. The Sooners will occupy the sideline on the press box side of the field.
Q. Which side of the stadium will Sooner fans be located?
Oklahoma fans will be seated in their traditional location on the south side of the stadium (No. 3 in map above) surrounding the tunnel (entering Gates G, J, K, L, M and A). Here is the seating chart
Q. Is the game a sellout?
The OU-Texas game has been a sellout every year since 1941.
Q. What are directions to the stadium?
Cotton Bowl Stadium is accessible from I-30 using Exit 48B if traveling eastbound or Exit 49B if traveling westbound. Use this address for GPS systems: 3750 Cotton Bowl Plaza, Dallas, TX, 75210.
Fans can view real-time traffic info for the Metroplex here
Q. Where can I park for the game?
View this PDF
for parking areas around Fair Park and Cotton Bowl Stadium. The parking fee on Official State Fair lots during the 2010 State Fair of Texas is $15 per space. All State Fair parking is well lighted and conveniently near pedestrian gates. Valet parking will be offered again this year. Enter the Grand Avenue Gate from Cullum Blvd. (daily) or Parry/Haskell (Saturdays and Sunday) entrances to use this service. Valet parking is $30. Over-the-road buses are charged $45.
Q. Where can I park my RV for the game?
RVs may arrive beginning Friday, Oct. 1, at 7 a.m. and must leave by noon on Sunday, Oct. 3. Accommodations will not be available for early arrivals. Access to RV parking is through Gate 16 off of Haskell Ave. Additional vehicle has in/out privileges. View this page
for complete RV parking information.
Q. What are other options for getting to the game?
Fans can ride the DART Rail Green Line to two stations: Fair Park Station, located on Parry Avenue at the entrance to the fairgrounds, and MLK, Jr. Station, located south of R.B. Cullum Blvd. and convenient to the MLK fairground entrance (Gate 6) and the Cotton Bowl Stadium. View specific information
for DART for Saturday, Oct. 2. View this printable map
for gameday routes.
Q. Where can I tailgate for the game?
The State Fair of Texas does not have a specific parking area reserved for tailgating prior to the game. Tailgating will be allowed on official Fair lots (not in valet parking areas). Parking on official Fair lots are available on a first come, first serve basis. Parking is $15 per space. It is not possible to reserve adjacent spaces in advance or upon arrival. Open flames, tents and protective awnings are not allowed. Traffic flow and pedestrian traffic may not be impeded. Official State Fair lots open at 7 a.m.
Q. What time does Fair Park open?
Gates open at 7 a.m. Exhibit buildings open at 10 a.m. each day and close at 10 p.m. Here is a map
of Fair Park.
Q. What time does the stadium open?
Cotton Bowl Stadium gates will open at 12:30 p.m.
Q. What time do the OU team buses pull up to the stadium?
The Sooners are scheduled
to arrive at 12:15 p.m. Fans should line up on both sides of Coliseum Street (No. 2 in map at top of page) to welcome the Sooners (and greet the Longhorns).
Q. What items are prohibited at the stadium?
Fans should follow the same rules and regulations for Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium. Prohibited items are listed here
Q. Do I have to pay fair admission if I have a ticket for the game?
No. Your admission to the Fair is included on the day of the game and will be torn off the appropriate part of your game ticket at the Fair entrance.
Q. Where is Will Call for the OU Athletics Ticket Office?
Oklahoma Will Call will be located in the corner of the
Coliseum Market Place building (No. 1 in map at top of page) immediately east of the stadium (opposite Gate J). The window opens at 8 a.m.
Q. What do the tickets look like for this year's game?
As the host team, the tickets were designed by the OU Athletics Department and feature a full, holographic effect over the entire ticket. No effect? Beware, the tickets are fake.
Q. Where will the OU merchandise tent be located?
The OU Bookstore will operate an official merchandise tent for Sooner fans just outside Gate A of the stadium (No. 4 on map at top of page). On Friday, the store will be open from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. and open Saturday from 8 a.m. to 8:30 p.m.
Q. What weather can we expect for the game?
At kickoff: 80 degrees with 49% humidity and no chance of precipitation. Light winds are expected to be from the NE at 7 mph. View the Dallas Forecast
Q. What are State Fair coupons?
Food, rides, and drinks are purchased with coupons, which are sold for 50 cents each at coupon booths located throughout the grounds. American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted
Q. How can I listen to the Sooners on the radio?
Fans can listen to the OU radio broadcast on any official Sooner Sports Network affiliate (find your local affiliate here
). The Sooner Tailgate Show begins 90 minutes prior to kickoff (1 p.m.) for all football games. The show includes a 60-minute call-in segment with Toby Rowland and Merv Johnson.
Q. How can I listen to the Sooners on satellite radio?
Oklahoma's radio broadcast for the game will be available on Sirius channel 122. Sirius' college football broadcast schedule is here
Q. How can I follow the Sooners online?
SoonerSports.com will again deliver its popular live blog from the Cotton Bowl press box here
. Official live stats are available online for free here
. A live audio stream of the OU radio broadcast of the game is available through Oklahoma All-Access here