Oklahoma vs. Texas Fan Facts And Travel Guide

Friday, October 7th 2011, 1:04 pm
By: News 9


NORMAN, Oklahoma – With less than 24 hours until kickoff to the 2011 Red River Rivalry game between Oklahoma and Texas we've got all you need to know for the big matchup.

The News9 crew will be in Dallas to bring you all the action starting at 4 p.m. Friday.

We've compiled a list of the frequently asked questions surround the game so fans have everything they need to know leading up to kickoff.

Oklahoma Sooners vs. Texas Longhorns
Cotton Bowl Stadium-Dallas, Texas
Kickoff-11:09 a.m. CST
Radio: Sirius channel 91 and XM Channel 91 or on any Sooner Sports Network affiliate.

The annual rivalry heats up for the 106th time this season with Texas holding the overall record with 59 wins to the Sooners 41 with five ties between the two teams. Last year No. 8 OU beat No. 21 Texas by a final of 28-20.

This year Texas is the home team wearing its burnt orange jerseys while the Sooners will wear their white road uniforms.

The No. 3 ranked Sooners and No. 11 ranked Longhorns both enter the game with perfect 4-0 records.

For a full breakdown of the two teams, find out more in the Vitals: Oklahoma vs. Texas.

Sooner fans can welcome the Oklahoma football team (and greet the Longhorns) between 8:45 and 9:15 a.m. Team buses will roll up Coliseum Drive to the stadium.

Whether you're traveling to the game or watching it with friends we want to see your Red River Rivalry pictures. Send your gameday photos to pics@news9.net and put "OU" in the subject line.

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Below are some fast facts for fans traveling to the game:

-All Cotton Bowl Stadium gates will open at 9 a.m. (two hours prior to kickoff).

OU/Texas Fan Packet: Fan Parking, Seating and Texas State Fair Maps.

Traveling to Dallas:
The Oklahoma Department of Transportation reports that all lanes of I-35 will be open.
-Traffic is expected to be heaviest Friday in Oklahoma and Texas with slowdowns south of the Red River expected.
-Receive official Twitter updates:  Oklahoma @OKDOT | Texas @TxDOT

Directions to the stadium:
Cotton Bowl Stadium is accessible from I-30 using Exit 48B if traveling eastbound or Exit 49B if traveling westbound.
-Use this address for GPS systems: 3750 Cotton Bowl Plaza, Dallas, TX, 75210.
-Fans can view real-time traffic info for the Metroplex here.

The parking fee on Official State Fair lots during the 2011 State Fair of Texas is $15 per space.
-View this PDF for parking areas around Fair Park and Cotton Bowl Stadium.
-Valet parking will be offered again this year for $30. Over-the-road buses are charged $45.
-Enter the Grand Avenue Gate from Cullum Blvd. (daily) or Parry/Haskell (Saturdays and Sunday) entrances to use this service.

RV Parking:
RVs may arrive beginning Friday, Oct. 7, at 7 a.m. and must leave by noon on Sunday, Oct. 9. Accommodations will not be available for early arrivals.
-Access to RV parking is through Gate 16 off of Haskell Ave.
-View this page for complete RV parking information.

Entering the stadium:
-OU fans can enter the stadium at gates G, J, K, L, M and A.
-Oklahoma fans will be seated on the south side of the stadium surrounding the tunnel.
-View an official Cotton Bowl Seating Chart.

There is no specific parking area at the State Fair of Texas reserved for tailgating.
-Tailgating will be allowed on official Fair lots (not in valet parking areas).
-Parking on official Fair lots are available on a first come, first serve basis.
-Official State Fair lots open at 7 a.m and parking is $15 per space.
-No parking reservations are allowed.
-Open flames, tents and protective awnings are not allowed.
-Traffic flow and pedestrian traffic may not be impeded.

OU Will Call:
Oklahoma Will Call will be located in the corner of the Coliseum Market Place building immediately east of the stadium (opposite Gate J). The window opens at 7 a.m.