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Game Days in Downtown Stillwater

Released:Aug 15, 2016

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(STILLWATER, OKLAHOMA / Aug. 15, 2016) – In anticipation of another fantastic Cowboy football season, the City of Stillwater and Downtown Stillwater invite residents, students, alumni and visitors from traveling teams to experience Downtown Stillwater’s unique shopping and dining venues during their weekend trips to Stillwater.
 
The City and Downtown Stillwater will also be partnering with Oklahoma State University to assist with patron parking, game day shuttle service and traffic control after each home football game.
 
Downtown Stillwater Park & Ride
Downtown Stillwater is proud to once again partner with OSU Athletics to offer free parking and shuttle service to Boone Pickens Stadium (BPS) before every home football game.
 
Visitors are welcome to park for free in one of the 500-plus parking spaces downtown:

  • 7th Avenue and Lewis Street

  • 7th Avenue and Lewis Street Parking Garage

  • 8th Avenue and Husband Street

  • 9th Avenue and Husband Street (BancFirst)

  • 9th Avenue and Lewis Street

The shuttle to BPS stops at 7th Avenue and Lewis Street and begins three hours before the game and runs every 15 minutes. On the return trip after the game, the shuttle stops at BPS on Hall of Fame and runs every 15 minutes for two hours.
 
Before heading to the stadium, come to downtown early or return after the final score to grab a bite to eat at some of Stillwater’s most popular eateries, ranging from fresh salads to hot pizza to succulent steaks. Or, cap off the night with a cold beer, a sampling of wine or a freshly brewed cappuccino.
 
Make sure you also reserve time during the day to explore the independent boutiques, housewares, apparel, gift shops and more for great deals and authentic Stillwater products.
 
Post-Game Transportation Routes
After the successful roll-out and positive response to last year’s post-game transportation plan, the City of Stillwater is coordinating with Oklahoma State University again to help reduce travel times for traffic leaving Stillwater after OSU football games.
The traffic management plan includes changes to signal timing and/or turn restrictions at key intersections along 6th Avenue/State Highway 51 and Main Street/Boomer Road. The timing and turn restrictions will be installed after the start of the game and removed approximately two hours after the end of the game.

 
Friday Food Trucks and Tunes Pre-Game Parties
Start the tailgating fun early at Downtown Stillwater’s signature Friday Food Trucks and Tunes Pre-Game Parties the Friday nights before every OSU home football game. Come to the green space at 8th Avenue and Husband Street from 6 to 10 p.m. to enjoy delicious food from more than 20 local food trucks, live musical performances and free inflatables for the kids.
 
Upcoming Friday Food Trucks and Tunes Pre-Game Parties:

  • Friday, Sept. 2 (Location Change: Boomer Lake Park, corner of Washington and Lakeview)

  • Friday, Sept. 9
  • Friday, Sept. 16
  • Friday, Sept. 30
  • Friday, Oct. 7

Admission to this family-friendly event is free, and attendees are encouraged to wear OSU orange and bring lawn chairs and blankets to sit back and relax during meals and performances.
 
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