Game 5
Saturday, Oct. 7 • Houston, Texas • 1:00 p.m. • NRG Stadium (72,200)

No. 9 Sam Houston State (3-1, 1-1 SLC) vs Stephen F. Austin (2-3, 2-1 SLC)
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Game Sponsor:  H-E-B
Promotions:       Battle of the Piney Woods 
Media:                ESPN3, KSAM 100.7 FM

WHAT YOU NEED TO KNOW FOR THE BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS
BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS INFORMATION AT NRG STADIUM
Please be aware that the NRG Stadium's Clear Bag Policy will be strictly implemented at Saturday's game. More information can be found below.

All parking lots at NRG Stadium will open at 9:00 a.m. Will Call windows for purchasers through Bearkat Athletics will open at the Ford Gate by the Budweiser Plaza at 9:00 a.m. Please have your ID ready at the Will Call window. 

For game day questions visit www.battleofthepineywoods.com or call (832) 667-1400.

CLEAR BAG POLICY
Fans should be aware of the clear bag policy in place at NRG Stadium for Saturday’s game. Full information can be found by clicking here.

BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS FAN GUIDE
To access the fan guide for Battle of the Piney Woods, click here.

BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS TAILGATE & PARKING INFO
Sam Houston parking will be available at the Blue Lot off of 610 and Kirby. All lots will open at 9:00 a.m. and parking will cost $15. Tailgating is permitted and encouraged throughout the designated areas. 

Sam Houston State campus tailgate will be in Blue Lot 18.

Please click here to view the parking map.

No postgame tailgating will be allowed following the Battle of the Piney Woods.

SPIRIT WALK INFO
The Sam Houston State football team spirit walk will be at 10:45 a.m. and the team will be dropped off at Blue Lot 18 to enter NRG Stadium. Click here to view the map.

BATTLE OF THE PINEY WOODS BOX OFFICE INFORMATION
Will Call will be located next to the Ford Gate outside the Budweiser Plaza on the south end of NRG Stadium. Will Call will open at 9:00 a.m. and be open through halftime of the game. When picking up your tickets please have your order confirmation or ID ready. 

If you did not receive your tickets in the mail, please come to the SHSU Box Office at the Ford Gate on Saturday to have your tickets reprinted.

GATE AND STADIUM INFORMATION
Gates to NRG Stadium will open at 11:30 a.m. It is recommended for Sam Houston State fans to enter NRG Stadium at the Ford Gate. You may view the seating chart of NRG Stadium by clicking here

It is recommended to allow more time to enter NRG Stadium before kickoff due to the clear bag policy in effect. Click here for more information on the clear bag policy.

SHSU FOOTBALL LETTERWINNERS TUNNEL
Former SHSU Football Letterwinners attending the game are encouraged to participate in the Letterwinners Tunnel, which is formed for the Bearkat Football team as they run onto the field. There are a limited number of wristbands (required with a game ticket to participate) available for this opportunity and they will be handed out on a first come, first serve basis.

Former SHSU Football Letterwinners may visit the SHSU Athletics tent in Blue Lot 18 to sign in, pick up a wristband, and to get directions on this annual Battle of the Piney Woods tradition beginning at 9:00 a.m.

GAME MERCHANDISE
Commemorative game merchandise has been created and will be on sale at the stadium on game day. Sam Houston State University will be selling in sections 104 and 109.