Baylor University employees stripped Floyd Casey Stadium of its tarp Thursday to allow for more seating in the south end zone during the Bears’ matchup with the University of Oklahoma on Nov. 7.
Baylor has about 3,500 general admission seats available in the south end zone for the 6:30 p.m. nationally televised game between two teams ranked in the top 10 of the Bowl Championship Series. The Bears are No. 6, while the Sooners are No. 10.
The tarp has remained in place since Oct. 28, 2006, when Texas A&M University beat the Bears, 31-21, before a Floyd Casey Stadium-record 51,385 fans.
The Bears are having their best start since 1980 with a 7-0 record, while Oklahoma is 7-1, with its only loss coming against Texas.
The tarp will remain off the stadium in anticipation of Baylor’s last game at Floyd Casey — on Dec. 7 vs. Texas — before next year’s move to the new $260 million on-campus stadium. All reserved and general admission seats have been sold out for that game.
Tickets left for the Oklahoma game are $38 each for adults, $28 for fans age 2-18.
Tickets are available at the Baylor ticket office at the Ferrell Center; by calling 710-1000; or online at baylorbears.com/tickets.