Experience at the Yulman Stadium

Published 7:00 am Wednesday, October 7, 2015

This past weekend I went to a Tulane vs. University of Central Florida football game in New Orleans with some friends that went to Tulane. Both teams are terrible—Tulane is 2-2 and lost to Georgia Tech by 55 points and UCF has not won a football game this year.

Despite, the lack of talent on the field it was still a solid experience for my first collegiate football game south of the Mason-Dixon Line.

The game kicked off at 11 a.m., so people were out tailgating by 8 a.m. grilling and playing music. We headed into Yulman Stadium right before kickoff. Yulman Stadium is not the biggest stadium, it seats about 30,000—the stadium was not even close to filled.

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Although the crowd wasn’t a big factor, Yulman is a brand new stadium and it is really a nice place. It opened last year and is still in pristine condition.

The field has a cool checkered design in the end zone and has alternating shades of greens every five yards, which makes for a very intriguing football field to look at.

One aspect that Yulman could have improved upon is that they make it very hard to use a debit or credit card. The machines they have don’t work consistently my friend and I both tried to buy something using separate cards and neither of them worked—the lady said it hardly works.

The game was entertaining strictly because there was a lot of scoring. Tulane won 45-31.

I’m going to the LSU versus Florida game in two weekends and I expect that experience to be significantly better.