UH Taking Steps to Help Fans Fight the Heat at UCLA Game

One of the secret weapons in UH's favor when UCLA comes to town September 3 is going to be the stifling, oppressive heat, something the West Coast boys from Westwood are in no way used to.

Unfortunately, that heat will also affect fans in the largely shadeless Robertson Stadium.

The school has announced several one-game-only moves to help fans fight the heat at the 2:30 p.m. game.

"It is extremely important to this athletic department to provide a safe and enjoyable environment for our fans," UH athletic director Mack Rhoades said. "We want anyone who visits Robertson Stadium to feel appreciated for spending their day with the Cougars."

So:

-- For the UCLA game only, fans will have the ability to bring in an unopened, clear plastic bottle of water, one per person.

-- The UH Department of Intercollegiate Athletics will be handing out "Buy One, Get One Free" coupons for cold water upon ticketed entry to Robertson Stadium.

-- UH Dining Services will have three times the amount of water product normally sold as well as dedicated water stations to service patrons.

-- Water misting cooling zones will be stationed in the four corners of the Stadium underneath the concourses inside Gates 1, 7, 8, 14.

-- UH Dining Services will sell cups of ice for $1 from beverage-only concession stations.

-- UH Dining Services will provide complimentary water at the student entrance, while supplies last.

-- A guest assist text service is available for fans who feel faint or ill in their seats. Personnel will assist in getting fans to the treatment areas. Text "UH" and message to 78247.

The school will also have extra medical staff on hand to handle any heat-related incidents.

As for the Bruin players, let's see what they look like in the fourth quarter.


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