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2018 WeAreSC Travel Guide: At Oregon State


NOV. 3: 7 P.M. PT
Televised: FS1
Location: Corvallis, Oregon
Stadium: Reser Stadium
Capacity: 45,674
Surface: Field Turf
Seating Chart:
Tickets: 1-800-GO-BEAVS

Projected Corvallis Weather Forecast: Showers with a high of 59, low of 51, 88 percent humidity, and 60% precipitation.

Websites: osubeavers.com / usctrojans.com

Alumni host hotel: Corvallis Courtyard Marriott


Fly into Portland or Eugene, although the cost of flying into Portland is less expensive than flying into Eugene, home of the Oregon Ducks. Eugene is a relatively short drive (45 min.) to Corvallis while Portland can be well over an hour and a half without traffic. FYI, either way, there is one road access from the freeway into the Reser Stadium area, so plan to be there at least two hours prior to kickoff.

Tommy Trojan Game Tips

Corvallis: Corvallis is a beautiful college town nestled in the heart of the Willamette Valley. An hour’s drive from the Pacific Coast and two hours from the Cascades and high desert, Corvallis is an ideal site. Corvallis and the campus embodies the spirit of the Northwest, with beautiful natural surroundings, friendly citizens, and an outstanding quality of life. It is one of the safest places to live – clean, friendly, and family-oriented. The campus has an Ivy League look, and the fall colors of the trees are magnificent.

Parking: Passenger vehicles may park in various pay lots as shown on the map. Rates range from $15/vehicle to $40/vehicle depending upon the lot and the proximity to Reser Stadium.

Safeway Tailgate at Truax 
Warm, covered and free for all! The Truax Center has food, adult beverages and multiple TVs featuring college games from around the country. Open three hours prior to kickoff.

Jr. Benny Kids Zone 
The popular Kid’s Club returns with the addition of a VIP level membership. VIP level members receive free admission to two games. An accompanying parent/guardian ticket must be purchased with the free Jr. Beavs Kids Club ticket. To sign up go to the Fan Zone section of osubeavers.com.

Biggest Backyard Football Game
Show off, get sweaty, throw your arm out! Free to everyone from toddlers to grandma are welcome. The Prothro Practice Fields are wide open so stop by and take part in the biggest backyard football game ever. Bring your own football or borrow one of ours

Fan Fair
Games, samples, giveaways, and music! Fan Fair is located outside Gates A, B, C at Reser Stadium in Parker Plaza. Make sure you stop by before you head into the game.


Clear Bag Policy Modifications: As an additional security measure and to provide fans a more consistent and efficient entry process, a clear bag policy will be in effect at Reser Stadium. Clear Bags are available for free to each season ticket account holder at the Truax Center prior to each home game. Non-season ticket holders may purchase clear bags at the OSU Beaver Store for $10.  In addition, seat cushions and stadium chairs with pockets or zippers will be allowed, but are subject to additional security measures.

Toyota Beaver Walk: Approximately 2 hours and 15 minutes before each game, the entire team and coaching staff get dropped off on 30th St by the Truax Center and walk through the parking lot to Valley Football Center.

Trojans Walk: The 2016 Trojans should arrive at Reser Stadium between 4:30 p.m. and 4:45 p.m.

 Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant

Upper Deck Sports Pub, 175 SW Twin Oaks Cir, Corvallis, OR 97333 (541)757-0776


Greg Katz

Now entering his 59th season of either writing, broadcasting, or just plain watching USC football, WeAreSC columnist Greg Katz began his affiliation with the website back in 2001, introducing his well-received O/NSO (The Obvious/The Not So Obvious) column and later adding his respected IMHO Sunday opinion and tidbits column. Greg, a former ESPN.com college football columnist covering USC, is also a member of the Football Writer's Association of America. He is also known in Southern California as a professional public address announcer, having called the the 1996 Rose Bowl Game between USC and Northwestern. Greg also holds a master's degree in athletic administration and was a former varsity high school coach of 27 years.

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