OU updates new tailgating policy & reopens portion of Lindsey Street
NORMAN, Okla. (KTUL) -- A day after the University of Oklahoma eliminated a popular game day tailgating spot, OU officials are expanding the locations.
OU announced plans Tuesday to block tailgating along Lindsey Street just south of Gaylord Family - Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, but fans weren't happy.
On Wednesday, President David Boren ordered university officials to reevaluate the impact of changes to tailgating locations and new permitted areas were added.
"The university recognizes that tailgating is an important part of the game day experience for many fans," Boren said. "Our goal is to maintain the security of our students in campus housing while accommodating fans as much as possible."
For fans who previously tailgated along Lindsey Street, the area has been moved one block west in front of Cate Center.
Other tailgating areas were opened up north of the law school, along Asp Avenue east of Walker Tower, at the Duck Pond east of the stadium and along Elm Avenue from Lindsey north to the Physical Science Center.
OU kicks off the season against UTEP Sept. 2 at 2:30 p.m.