OT - WVU Game

Submitted by cozy200 on November 30th, 2012 at 2:30 PM
Need some advice/experiences from the board. Going to Morgantown tomorrow to entertain clients in my territory. Tailgating at a partner bank site in the "Premium Blue Lot". Never been there as i moved to Pitt just this year. Beside making sure i don't run out of gas in that state.. Any tips?



November 30th, 2012 at 3:05 PM ^

I'll leave this one up for a while since its a Friday and since I'm a former Pittsburgher.

Pro tip:  Make sure you wear either camoflauge or a bright orange hunting jacket.  Do so and you'll fit right in!  (Not joking)


November 30th, 2012 at 5:01 PM ^

Never been to any other D1 college game, save for Umich away games. I will dress accordingly and bring fire resistant clothing. Word is they serve booze at the stadium.. This worries me.

Clarence Beeks

November 30th, 2012 at 8:57 PM ^

Attended the WVU-Pitt game there about ten years ago and sat in the Pitt section. The WVU fans were downright hostile, to the point we were actually a little concerned for the women and children in the section. In other words, I hope you are going as either a WVU supporter or neutral. One other thing: they do a really annoying first down thing like Purdue does. It's annoying.

User -not THAT user

November 30th, 2012 at 10:32 PM ^

going on between UM and WVU over the past few years that may prove to be an equally unwise decision.  I've heard horror stories about the behavior of the WVU student section...some of it encroaches on "Mexican soccer fans welcoming the USMNT to El Azteca Stadium"-level bad.

But I have driven through Motown (yes, they actually call it that) on a road trip to Pittsburgh some twenty years ago, and I remember it then being a nice college town.  WV is also one of the most overweight states in the US, so chances are good you'll find plenty of food that tastes really good, but is also monumentally unhealthy for you.


November 30th, 2012 at 5:15 PM ^

Although I have not been to a WVU game before admittedly, if it is still on Wall Street, there is a place called Maxwell's, which essentially a deli but it also serves salads and some entrees. The thing I remember about it is that you can create your own sandwich from  the ground up and they'll build it for you. Also,  the reuben wasn't bad either.

For kicks, take a ride on the Morgantown PRT, if it is operating (it isn't a full-time service) - it is one of the few operating rapid transit systems of its type (personal rapid transit - the cars seat only eight, if I recall).


November 30th, 2012 at 9:02 PM ^

Overall the atmosphere during game days is very enjoyable and friendly. They're very passionate about their mountaineers. . You should find it enjoyable. Parking might be your biggest headache unless you already have a spot. If you have any questions let me know. I'll try to answer best I can.

Clarence Beeks

November 30th, 2012 at 9:40 PM ^

My recollection is that the question isn't where you can find it at a reasonable price, but where you can find it at all.  I don't remember there being much parking at all that wasn't of the reserved variety.  I'm sure others will know better, though.


November 30th, 2012 at 11:22 PM ^

Is at a premium in/around stadium. Depending on what time you're arriving will affect where you park. The stadium is right behind Ruby hospital and traffic flow can be a pain. Reasonable rates vary from 10 to 35. 10 being a considerable walk to stadium.