On Saturday, the undefeated Quincy University Hawks (2-0) host its first home game of the regular season against Wayne State University.
School officials want visitors to know there will be some big changes in store this season.
North 18th St. will be shut down for the season, meaning fans will have to access the street from Spruce St. just south of the stadium to enter the parking lot.
School officials remind everyone to arrive early because there could be a lot of traffic.
“I would recommend getting here early,” Quincy University spokesperson Matt Bergman said.
“Our tailgate lot opens four hours before the start of the game so this Saturday it opens at 9 am, the earlier you get here the better chance you’re going to have for the best parking spot in the tailgate lot, and be able to enjoy the tailgate lot and then, of course, come into the game.”
Also for the first time ever, the football stadium will be selling alcohol.
Officials say the goal is to increase revenue but also provide a better fan experience for anyone looking to come enjoy a college football game.
“We feel that there will be no issues with allowing alcohol in the stadium,” Bergman said. “It’s just another way for fans to be able to enjoy the game and we think that it will increase revenue and just provide for that ultimate game day experience.”
The university was able to do this because the GLVC conference got rid of its policy to prohibit the sale or consumption of alcohol at athletic venues.