UB Athletics set to debut new pre-game experience
Concert series debuts before football game Saturday
Published: Thursday, September 12, 2013
Updated: Thursday, September 12, 2013 13:09
When Athletic Director Danny White took over in 2012, he said he would bring big-time college athletics to Buffalo.
Prior to the Bulls taking on Stony Brook in their home opener on Saturday, UB fans will see the first big game-day change under White.
This season, students can tailgate in a different area from that of the general public. Athletics has designated Baird Point as the student tailgate area.
Additionally, there will be a concert series before every Saturday home game.
The concerts will start two hours before game time and will kick off this Saturday with rock band Blues Travelers. The other acts are Randy Houser (Sept. 28), Kool and the Gang (Oct. 5) and Big Bad Voodoo Daddy (Oct. 19).
“Previous tailgates never intrigued me,” said Greg Dieter, a senior communication major. “But this one will be a better way to interact with student life. I’m definitely more interested to go to the game now.”
The concerts will take place in the stadium parking lot adjacent to the south grandstand of UB Stadium.
Kick off on Saturday is at 3:30 p.m.