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Friday Bison Pep Fest


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SOLD OUT – Bison Nation, you have reached our goal of filling Dr Pepper Ballpark with 10,000 fans!  You are champions!

If you purchased a Pep Fest ticket, don’t forget to print it from your email.  If you have extra Pep Fest tickets or are looking for tickets to the Pep Fest, please utilize our Bison Football Ticket Exchange Blog.

For fans everywhere, KFGO will be broadcasting live from the Pep Fest.

4 p.m. CT, gates open for the Bison Party

5:30 p.m. CT (approx.), Pep Fest with President Dean L. Bresciani, Director of Athletics Gene Taylor, Yell Leaders, Gold Star Marching Band, former football players, Cheer Team and Thundar.

Outdoor venue: Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco, TX
Box Office Hours: Jan. 2, 1-4 p.m., Jan. 3, 10 a.m. through event. The box office is on the southwest side of the ballpark.
    Entertainment by nationally known band 32 Below from Fargo
    Photo opportunity with live bison "Papa Corso" as you enter the ballpark.
    NDSU Bookstore onsite selling NDSU merchandise. More staff; more checkouts.
    FREE commemorative button, compliments of PROSEED and SCHEELS.
    FREE Bison Game Day edition of The Forum of Fargo-Moorhead while supplies last.
    Concessions with cash or credit – stadium food, beer, wine, spirits, bottled water and soft drinks.
    No ticket required for children ages 2 and under.
    Suite rentals – SOLD OUT
   Admission ticket is required for entrance to event.
    All tickets are general admission (no assigned seating in the seating bowl).
    Print your Pep Fest ticket from home – you will receive your beverage vouchers upon entering the ballpark.
    Tickets are non-refundable – event held rain or shine.
    No outside food/beverage, no smoking and no firearms allowed inside the ballpark.


Toyota Stadium, 9200 World Cup Way, Frisco, TX
The box office is located on the north side of the stadium. If you purchased tickets through the NCAA, the NCAA ticket window hours are 9 a.m. 5 p.m., Jan. 2-4. If you purchased tickets through NDSU, the NDSU ticket window will open at 11:30 a.m. on Jan. 4. Photo I.D. is required to pick up tickets.


8 a.m. CT – NDSU Tailgating Lots Open – Bison fans park in the Red Lots
$10/car (one space)
$20/space taken up by oversized vehicles such as RVs, trailers, etc. on Friday, Jan. 3
$10/space taken up by oversized vehicles on Saturday, Jan. 4

Fans with RVs may park Friday, Jan. 3, noon to 6 p.m. in the Red Lot. Lots will close at 6 p.m. on Friday and will not reopen until 8 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 4. Spots may not be held and no re-entry is allowed.

Toyota Stadium Tailgating Policies

9 a.m. CT – Tailgate Town – NCAA-sponsored entertainment area for fans of all ages in the Gold Lot.
Join us in the NDSU Alumni Association tent:
   • Complimentary coffee and donuts
   • FREE souvenir to first 1,000 fans
   • The NCAA does not allow outside food or beverage into the alumni tents.
In Tailgate Town:
   • NEW! Food and beverages, including beer and wine, available for purchase
   • Family-friendly activities including USA Football punt, pass and kick competition, live music, face painting and more!

10:45 a.m. CT– Team Walk through Tailgate Town – cheer on the team as they enter the stadium

11:35 a.m. CT – NDSU Pep Rally in Tailgate Town

1 p.m. CT – Kick-off - The March Is On! Team intros, national anthem and fly overs will begin at 12:50 p.m. – get to your seats early! Gates open 90 minutes prior to kick-off.

Toyota Stadium 3D Seating Map
Official NDSU sections are 105-110, 112-114. Many fans purchased early from the NCAA and may be seated throughout the stadium. Viewed from the field, seats are numbered from right to left, and rows are numbered from the bottom beginning with one. Seats in sections 112-121 are bench seats with backs. All other seats are stadium style with cup holders.


Thursday, Jan. 2
10:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Marriott Legacy in Plano, 7121 Bishop Road, Plano, TX

Friday, Jan. 3
8:00 a.m. – 10:00 p.m.
Marriott Legacy in Plano, 7121 Bishop Road, Plano, TX

12:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Dr Pepper Ballpark, 7300 Rough Riders Trail, Frisco, TX
Enter via left field gate on the northwest side of the ballpark.

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