By Paula Ann Solis
With the last ticket sold for the Dec. 7 game against Texas, Floyd Casey Stadium has sold out for its last game as it ends its saga as home of the Bears.
For the final game at “The Case,” more than 3,500 additional general admission seats were opened up in the south end zone, an area usually left unused.
This season’s last regular home game for the No. 15 Bears has the potential to break The Case’s highest attendance record of 51,385 when Baylor took on the Aggies on Oct. 28, 2006.
The Baylor Alumni Network, the Baylor “B” Association and Baylor Athletics have used every home game this season as chance to honor and remember the 64 seasons of football at The Case. Former players that lettered in football within the given decade being remembered have been invited to walk the field during the last season before The Case is retired as home of the Gold and Green.
For the final game, the Bears will step into the past as they wear retro Nike uniforms similar to those worn by the first team to walk the field in 1950. There will also be a vintage 1950 aircraft show before the game.
To close the final season at The Case, the final game will end with a “turn out the lights” ceremony, according to a news release from the Baylor Athletics Department.
“It’s very exciting and gratifying that Baylor fans will be sending out Floyd Casey Stadium in a meaningful way as we anticipate moving into Baylor stadium in 2014,” said Lori Fogleman, Baylor’s assistant vice president for media communications.
The future of Baylor football, the $260 million stadium being built near the Brazos River, will seat 45,000 fans, is in walking distance of campus and will entertain nearby “sailgaters.” It is set to open next season.