WSU football comes home to a changing Martin Stadium

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by DARNAY TRIPP & KREM.com

KREM.com

Posted on September 11, 2013 at 8:16 PM

Updated Thursday, Sep 12 at 2:41 PM

PULLMAN, Wash. – Fresh on the heels of two tough road games and an upset win over perennial Pac-12 powerhouse USC, the Washington State University Cougar football team returns to Martin Stadium Saturday to take on the Thunderbirds of Southern Utah University.

By mid-week, fewer than 3,000 tickets remained available for the Cougar’s 2013 home debut.

Fans and visitors arriving for the game on Saturday will notice a number of changes have been made or are currently in the works at Martin Stadium. The familiar video scoreboard on the west end of the stadium has been removed and a new one, featuring the latest LED video technology, has been erected on the stadium’s east end. The new scoreboard’s video display is more than double the size of the previous display and provides four times the resolution.  The scoreboard features one of the few high definition video displays in use in college football.

The most prominent feature of the west end of the stadium is now the construction of WSU’s new $61 million state-of-the art football operations building, scheduled for completion next May. Fans and visitors arriving for the game should take into account a number of changes related to that ongoing construction:

• The west end of Martin Stadium is closed. While Cougville will return for pregame at home WSU football games, the west end of Martin Stadium, including Gate I, will be closed for the 2013 football season. Fans can access Cougville at Rogers Field from either Glenn Terrell Mall or Colorado Street. Fans entering Martin Stadium are encouraged to use Gates E, F, G or H for access to the South side of the stadium and Gates A or B for North side access.

• The student entrance for the 2013 season will be Gate A, in the Northeast corner of Martin Stadium (by the Main Ticket Office and Cougar Pride statue). There will be no Martin Stadium access via Bohler Gym or Hollingbery Fieldhouse in 2013.

• Access to Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Mooberry Track will be limited. Fans are encouraged to use Stadium Way (from the North/East) or Glenn Terrell Mall (from the South/West) to access Martin Stadium. Please refer to your ticket for your specific entrance gate.

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