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2019 WeAreSC Travel Guide: Game 3 – At BYU

No. 24 USC TROJANS (2-0, 1-0 Pac-12)/ BYU COUGARS (1-1)

SEPT. 14: 1:30 p.m. MT/12:30 p.m. PT/3:30 P.M. ET
Televised: ABC
Location: Provo, Utah
Stadium: Lavell Edwards Stadium
Capacity: 63,470
Surface: Natural Grass
Seating Chart: https://seatgeek.com/venues/lavell-edwards-stadium/seating-chart
Ticket: USC Athletics Ticket Office at (213) 740-4672.

The opening line: The Trojans opened a 3-point favorite over BYU.

Websites:  gocougars.com / usctrojans.com

DIRECTIONS TO LAVELL EDWARDS STADIUM: https://byucougars.com/story/athletics/nid/directions-lavell-edwards-stadium/

Saturday afternoon should be rocking at LaVell Edwards Stadium (photo above) with the No. 24 Trojans visiting Provo to face the upstart BYU Cougars.

Parking:

Transportation to LaVell Stadium
The Provo Bus (UTA UVX) provides free service to/from LaVell Edwards Stadium.  From the Utah Valley Convention Center, exit the South entrance and head two blocks East to University Avenue. Guests should board the UVX bus at the Center Street Station and ride until the BYU Stadium stop.  No ticket or validation is needed.  A UVX transit map can be found here.

Projected Saturday Provo Weather Forecast: Sunny with a high of 82, low of 51, 0 precipitation, and 35 percent humidity

It’s expected to be a beautiful day on the BYU campus (photo above) on Saturday with the forecast to be sunny with a high of 82 degrees.

Tommy Trojan Game Day Tips:

BYU campus: Beginning with the season opener for 2019, BYU began a new game day fan experience for home football games at Lavelle Edwards Stadium called “Cougar Canyon.”

Located directly west of the stadium on Canyon Road, Cougar Canyon will open three and a half hours before kickoff. Among the festivities, fans will be able to enjoy the following:

  • Autograph signings by BYU teams
  • Axe Throwing, inflatables, face painting, caricature artists, and more
  • Live bands and DJs
  • Large LED video board showing college football games, BYU highlights, upcoming events and more
  • Photo opportunities with former Cougar greats and major trophies during the season, such as the 1984 National Championship Trophy, Heisman Trophy, Davey O’Brien Award, Outland Trophy, Doak Walker Award, bowl trophies. 
  • Local food trucks, including Bandera Brisket, Good Grindz, Jurassic Tacos, JDawgs
  • BYU merchandise and apparel for sale
  • Corporate partner and football alumni gatherings
  • Cougar Walk
It figures that tailgating for the USC/BYU afternoon game should be quite an experience as the photo above shows.

Cougar Canyon will remain open until 30 minutes before kickoff, which will give fans enough time to enter the stadium for the game and enjoy the new improvements at LaVell Edwards Stadium this fall.

BYU Cougar Walk: The traditional team Cougar Walk goes through Cougar Canyon two and a half hours before kickoff, allowing fans the opportunity to greet the players and coaches when they arrive at the stadium. The BYU football team will also participate in the new game day experience.

BYU’s Lavell Edwards Stadium (photo above) has a capacity of 63,470, and it figures that every seat will be occuplied when the Cougars host the undefeated Trojans on Saturday afternoon.

Trojans Walk: The Trojans team busses should arrive at Lavell Edwards Stadium around 10:30 a.m. Provo time.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant

ABG’s Libation Emporium, 190 W Center St. Provo, UT 84601

There should be a lot going on at ABG’s Libation Emporium (photo above) in downtown Provo before and after the big game.





Greg Katz
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Greg Katz

Now in his 57th 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 staff writer covering USC, is also is 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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