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DEC. 29: 7:30 p.m. CT (5:30 P.M. PT)
Televised: ESPN
Location: Dallas, Texas
Stadium: AT&T Stadium
Capacity: 71,815
Surface: Matrix Field Turf
Tickets/Seating Chart (below): $150/$240 (All seats are reserved) –

Projected Friday Arlington Gameday Weather Forecast: The high on Friday is predicted to partly cloudy with a high of 49 degrees, low of 37, 79 percent humidity, and 10 precipitation.

Websites: www.ohiostatebuckeyes.com/ www.usctrojans.com    

DIRECTIONS TO AT&T Stadium: http://dallascowboysmaps.com/

AT&T Parking and Tailgating: http://cottonbowl.com/att-stadium/parking/

AT&T Bag policy: http://attstadium.com/stadium-info/purse-bag-policy

Tommy Trojan Travel Tips:

Thursday Battle of the Bands: The Trojans and Ohio State Marching Bands will be hosting a free pep rally concert at Klyde Warren Park on Thursday, December 28, from 3 – 4 p.m. Advance tickets are not required. Klyde Warren Park is located at 2012 Woodall Rodgers Freeway Dallas, TX 75201 in between Uptown and Downtown Dallas over Woodall Rodgers Freeway, between Pearl Street and St. Paul. Streets on the park’s perimeter and nearby streets offer metered parking. Some parking meter stations accept credit cards as well as cash. Valet parking is located at Savor on the northbound Woodall Rodgers Freeway access road. Valet is $15 for park patrons and complimentary for those dining at Savor. 2000 Woodall Rodgers Freeway. Paid parking is available in the Dallas Museum of Art garage daily. Additional paid parking is available at the Dallas Credit Union.

Tourist stuff: Looking for things to do in the Dallas area? For history lovers, there’s the 6th Floor Exhibit in Dealey Plaza where Lee Harvey Oswald allegedly assassinated President John F. Kennedy on Nov. 22, 1963. There is also the George W. Bush Presidential Library near SMU, and for theme park enthusiasts, there’s Six Flags, which is located near AT&T Stadium in Arlington.

Friday Gameday Fan Fest: Open to all ticket holders, the “Goodyear Huddle Up Fan Fest” is the perfect place to kickoff your game day. Enjoy concerts by Reckless Kelly and Josh Weathers, pep rallies, concessions and numerous photo opportunities. Take your picture with Pro Football Hall of Famer Tony Dorsett and Eric Dickerson along with their Pro Football Hall of Fame busts compliments of Goodyear.

Fan Fest Timeline:

4 pm – Plazas Open

4:15 to 5:15 pm – Bands take stage (Reckless Kelly – West/Miller Lite Plaza, Josh Weathers – East/AT&T Plaza)

4:15 to 5:15 pm – Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Tents Open

5:20 pm – Pep Rallies Begin

5:30 pm – AT&T Stadium Entries Open Bands take stage for second set (Reckless Kelly – West/Miller Lite Plaza, Josh Weathers – East/AT&T Plaza)

5:30 to 6:30 pm – Pro Football Hall of Fame Photo Tents Reopen

 Activities Include:

Goodyear Tailgate Zone presented by Jayco (West/Miller Plaza)
Chick-fil-A Kids Zone (East/AT&T Plaza)
Goodyear Photo Op Zones (both plazas)
Goodyear Tire Art Sculptures (both plazas)
Topgolf Tent (both plazas)
ESPN 103.3 Pregame Show (West/Miller Plaza)
Goodyear Go-Long Football Toss (both plazas)
Goodyear Tire Obstacle Course (both plazas)
Goodyear Pure Adrenaline Preparation Station
Pro Football Hall of Fame Tent (both plazas)

Trojan Walk: It figures that the Trojans will arrive at AT&T Stadium between 4:00-4:30 p.m.

Game Day Sports Bar/Restaurant: Mavericks Bar & Grill, 601 E. Main St., Arlington, TX 76010   ph. 817-548-1442

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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