Eastern Washington University prepares for frigid game

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by JENICA VILLAMOR & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on December 6, 2013 at 8:01 PM

Updated Saturday, Dec 7 at 3:15 PM

CHENEY, Wash. -- Eastern Washington University is worried about its football fans being out in the cold temperatures for Saturday’s game.

Staff at the university is making arrangements to make sure the weather does not stop people from enjoying the game.

Staff plans to hold an alumni event inside Reese Court this year. The event is normally held outside. Five minutes before the half, they will open the court to anyone who wants to warm up.

Kitchen staff will also be selling hot drinks, clam chowder and chili.

The university will broadcast the rest of the games on a video board for people who want to watch it inside. School leaders said it is a big game and they do not want their fans to leave.

“It’s a chance to get warm and then go back out and be little more comfortable as you sit outside,” said Associate Athletic Director, Don Ross.

The University also has a plan for keeping players warm. There will be heaters on the field for both teams and even band members.

School leaders said opening Reese Court could be part of their new plan if extreme weather hits again.

 

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