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Game Day Information

Accessibility

Handicapped accessible areas are available on both sides of the stadium. Accommodations for wheelchairs are in sections 104, 106, 202, 204, 205 and 207. For more information, call the UMHB Ticket Office at 254-295-4455.

Alcohol

Alcohol is prohibited on the UMHB campus.

Campus Store

The UMHB Campus Store is open on game days from 9 a.m. - 12 p.m. in the Bawcom Student Union Building. In addition, the campus store will open a kiosk in Crusader Stadium on game days. The kiosk will be open an hour and a half before each game and close in the middle of the third quarter. 

Directions & Parking

How do you provide parking for 5,000 of your closest friends?  Campus administrators have devoted serious time and thought to mapping out traffic patterns and designating parking areas so Crusader fans will find parking and entering the stadium an easy experience on game day.

Think ClockwiseShuttle Parking Map

To prevent congestion in front of the stadium on University Drive, the UMHB Department of Public Safety will convert University Drive into a one-way street between 9th Avenue and Mabee Drive, prior to game time.  Access to that road will be limited to fans with reserved parking passes, visitors with handicapped parking hangtags, and drivers who need to drop off guests with limited mobility at the curb near the stadium entrance. Those visitors will be encouraged to come toward the stadium on 9th Avenue, turn right on University Drive and then drive on to Crusader Way to find parking in the new lots along the north side of the campus or in the remote parking areas at the Sportsplex or near the Main Street entrance.  The clockwise traffic flow will allow the shuttles and individual vehicles to pause curbside to deliver fans to the stadium gate without creating jams on the two-lane street.

Overflow Parking

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With unusually large crowds expected for the inaugural game, UMHB has designated an overflow parking area on the northeast corner of the campus.  The grassy expanse that stretches along the railroad tracks between College Street and Main Street will be available for parking, should other parking areas be filled.  Those who park in the overflow area can walk across the campus to the stadium entrances on University Drive or can walk two blocks south on College Street, where shuttles will be picking up fans at the entrance to Vann Circle, in front of the large letters which spell out “UMHB.” If it rains, an alternative overflow area will be offered at the parking lots near First Baptist Church, and a shuttle will carry fans to the stadium from there and back.

Accessibility Information

Parking spaces on the University Drive side of the Frank and Sue Mayborn Campus Center have been expanded to provide easy access for disabled visitors.  Two tiers of accessible parking will be reserved for guests on the ticket booth side of the center.  To enter the area, each vehicle must have official disabled parking plates or a placard hanging from the rearview mirror of the car. Placards may be obtained at the Bell County Tax Assessor-Collector’s office (550 E. 2nd Avenue, Belton 76513; phone 254-933-5321 or go to bellcountytx.com)

Visitors who have difficulty managing steps will be encouraged to enter the stadium through the glass doors at the center of the stadium on University Drive; inside, an elevator will be available to carry them to the level where their seats will be located.  Special seating for individuals confined to wheelchairs will be available on the concourse level of the stadium; parties needing handicapped seating can request to be assigned to these areas when they purchase their tickets.

After the Game

To keep postgame traffic flowing smoothly, fans will be directed to exit the campus along one of four routes.  Fans who want to go west will be able to drive out Crusader Way to Loop 121, where officers will be on hand to direct traffic.  A second exit route will take fans east on Crusader Way to College Street, where fans will be able to turn left across the railroad tracks, then left again on a new road that leads to Industrial Park Road, Commerce, and on to Sparta Road.  A third exit route will send fans east on 9th Avenue to Main Street, where a new street light will make turning onto Main much easier than it has been before.  A fourth exit route will send fans south along Pearl Street, to where officers will be directing traffic at the intersection of Pearl and 2nd Avenue.  Fans who whose one of these routes will be guaranteed that their game day smiles will last all the way home.

Elevators

Elevators are reserved for use by credentialed personnel, disabled ticket holders and a companion.

First Aid

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First aid is available for fans at Crusader Stadium on the home-side concourse. Contact event staff if you have an emergency. 

Football Player Parents' Tickets

UMHB football player parents' tickets are available at the ticket windows of the Mayborn Campus Center adjacent to Crusader Stadium. For visiting teams, the pass list will be located at Gate 3. 

Lost & Found

Lost and found is located at the Info Station on the home-side concourse. Following games, items will be taken to the UMHB Police Department. To claim items, please contact the police department at 254-295-5555. 

Prohibited Items

Please be aware of the following items that are not allowed within the gates of Crusader Stadium. All Bags are subject to search.

  • No Outside Food or Drink
  • No Ice Chests or Coolers
  • No Open Umbrellas
  • No Laser Pointers/Lights
  • No Artificial Noisemakers (during postseason play) 
  • No Pets
  • No Tobacco Products (including e-cigarettes)
  • No Alcohol 
  • No Weapons, including pocket knives or pocket tools 

Seating ChartPicture of Crusader Stadium

Download a printable version of the Crusader Stadium seating chart.

Service Animals

Service animals are permitted at Crusader Stadium. No other pets are allowed. 

Tailgating

Tailgating is allowed in the unpaved area between Lots B and C. Alcohol is prohibited on the UMHB campus.

Tickets

Individual game and season tickets are available for UMHB football games based on availability. For more information or to purchase tickets, please contact the UMHB Ticket Office at 254-295-4455, by email at crutickets@umhb.edu or visit the UMHB Ticket Office webpage. The UMHB Ticket Office will be open 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. Monday through Friday. The UMHB Ticket Office is also open two hours prior to kick-off on game days. 

Will Call 

Will Call will be available at Gate 1. 

Wheelchairs

Crusader Stadium does not provide wheelchairs.