Those attending Baylor’s second football game of the season, against Sam Houston State University, on Saturday, will also be witnessing a historic Baylor event.
During halftime of the game, Baylor will hold a ceremonial groundbreaking for its new stadium, according to a recent press release.
The game has been designated as Community Day at Floyd Casey Stadium in order to salute the important work of the United Way and celebrate the Baylor/Waco partnership. As part of the event, Baylor President Ken Starr and Waco Mayor Malcom Duncan, Jr. will lead the Bears onto the field. The United Way will be recognized at halftime for its community contributions, and Baylor’s Golden Wave Marching Band will salute Waco.
The first 40,000 fans through the turnstiles on Saturday will receive a complimentary groundbreaking button featuring the new on-campus stadium. The new stadium is scheduled to open Aug. 31, 2014 when the Bears take on the SMU Mustangs.