BU Clarifies Brad Paisley Seating; Venue Will Accommodate 10,000
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A Baylor University spokeswoman said Monday that space will be available for as many as 10,000 people to attend the free Brad Paisley concert on Sept. 11 on campus.
The original statement from the university said "no seating will be provided for the event in the grassy area of Fountain Mall,” but said, “A grandstand accommodating approximately 3,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis will be located on Third Street in front of Moody Library."
On Monday, Baylor spokeswoman Lori Fogelman released a second statement that said the venue will hold about 10,000 including 3,000 in the grandstand near Moody Library and another 7,000 who may sit on the lawn.
The comedy band The Raging Idiots, which features Bobby Bones and Eddie from iHeartMedia's national country radio program The Bobby Bones Show, will be the special guest at the show.
Gates open at 5:30 p.m. on Sept. 11, a pep rally begins at 7 p.m., The Raging Idiots perform at 7:30 p.m. and Paisley takes the stage at 8:30 p.m.
The event ends with a fireworks show at 10 p.m. over Pat Neff Hall.
The stage will be the south end of Fountain Mall between South 5th and South 3rd Streets, facing Moody Library.
All game-day parking lots (Dutton Garage, Speight Garage, Law School, Highers-Simpson, Robinson Tower) will close according to their regular schedules with the exception of the Ferrell Center.
Guests are encouraged to park at the Ferrell Center and ride a dedicated shuttle to campus.
Shuttles will run every 15 minutes from 4:30 p.m. to midnight from Ferrell Center to the north side of Jones Library, which is the primary pick-up/drop-off location.
All non-football reserved parking garages (Eighth Street, East Campus and Fifth Street) are reserved for permitted faculty, staff and students.
Where To Enter Fountain Mall
Attendees will enter Fountain Mall through four secured gate locations:
Two gates on Third Street (one east, one west) in front of Moody Memorial Library
One gate south of Marrs McLean Science Building
One gate south of Sid Richardson
No seating will be provided for the event in the grassy area of Fountain Mall. A grandstand accommodating approximately 3,000 people on a first-come, first-served basis will be located on Third Street in front of Moody Library.
Food trucks and public restrooms will be located in the parking lot behind Morrison Hall.
What’s Allowed And What’s Not
Prohibited Items and Behavior
A list of prohibited items and behavior is available here. A few items to note: no alcohol or outside food or beverages, no backpacks or bags and purses larger than 12”x6”x12”, no blankets, coolers or lawn chairs.
(Source: Baylor University)