Oklahoma State partners with tailgating service; new soccer stadium named
Welcome to the Wednesday edition of our Oklahoma State DieHards morning roundup, where we take you through the biggest headlines around Oklahoma State athletics.
Oklahoma State partners with Tailgate Guys
Premium tailgate packages will be available to Cowboys football fans during the 2018 season.
Oklahoma State announced a new partnership with Tailgate Guys, which will enhance the tailgating scene north of Boone Pickens Stadium.
“Over the last decade the pregame atmosphere around Boone Pickens Stadium has evolved into one of the best in the Big 12,” Oklahoma State senior associate athletic director Jesse Martin said in a release, “and we are extremely excited to partner with Tailgate Guys as we continue to give Cowboy football fans options to enhance their game day experience.
“When selecting a premium tailgate service provider, a shared passion for great customer service and providing a first-class tailgate experience for fans were two key reasons we chose Tailgate Guys.”
Tailgate Guys provides and manages services that include bellhops, catering, high-peak tents, tables with linens, chairs, media TV packages and more, according to a release.
Tailgate packages will be available to groups as small as five people. Oklahoma State POSSE members will receive priority to purchase packages, which started on Tuesday.
Cowgirls soccer names new stadium
Oklahoma State will name its new soccer facility Neal Patterson Stadium.
The stadium’s namesake, Neal Patterson, was an Oklahoma State alumnus and major benefactor of the $20-million project.
“The whole complex has [Patterson’s] fingerprints all over it — that stadium is his vision,” Oklahoma State athletics director Mike Holder said in a release. “The sad thing is that Neal passed away last summer and his wife passed away a month later, and neither one of them is going to be here to see it open. He never really got to see it under construction.
“But it’s going to have his name on it. We’ll put his name in lights every night as our way of saying thank you. I’d be much happier if he was going to be in the stadium for that first game, but we’ll never, ever, ever forget him.”
The stadium will officially be dedicated on Aug. 19 prior to the Cowgirls’ match against Oklahoma, per a release.
What they’re saying on Twitter
• Mike Gundy, football coach:
The Oklahoman’s All-City Hall of Fame banquet tonight was a first class event, ran by first class people. @Venuseswilliams was awesome. Congrats to all the award winners. Great night! pic.twitter.com/83hvCf8dMr
— Mike Gundy (@CoachGundy) June 27, 2018
• Oklahoma State golf:
— OSU Cowgirl Golf (@OSUcowgirlgolf) June 27, 2018
• Oklahoma State baseball:
Join the Poke family, embrace the grind https://t.co/dak4eJrwMm
— Cowboy Baseball (@OSUBaseball) June 27, 2018
• Oklahoma State men’s basketball:
— Cowboy Basketball (@OSUMBB) June 27, 2018