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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14600 on: December 03, 2014, 03:24:17 am »

Thai,

In the Please note section for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl on the Ticket Master website is the following:

"Please note that children over the age of 2 will need a game ticket to enter NRG Stadium. Please note that the NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl."

Hope this is helpful!
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14601 on: December 03, 2014, 03:37:05 am »

Idiot.


What kind of man can't keep his word?
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14602 on: December 03, 2014, 05:39:10 am »

Thai,

In the Please note section for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl on the Ticket Master website is the following:

"Please note that children over the age of 2 will need a game ticket to enter NRG Stadium. Please note that the NFL Clear Bag Policy will be in effect for the Advocare V100 Texas Bowl."

Hope this is helpful!

I appreciate that. Not sure if it would be Ark or A&M going there, but if we did go, the weather would be a lot nicer to enjoy things. I am sure that policy is different from stadium to stadium.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14603 on: December 03, 2014, 05:44:04 am »

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Hawghiggs

Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14604 on: December 03, 2014, 05:48:47 am »

 Don't. To much of a hassle.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14605 on: December 03, 2014, 05:51:51 am »

Read more / don't post

Did he ever settle up that bet he lost?
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14606 on: December 03, 2014, 06:17:47 am »

Did he ever settle up that bet he lost?

He's from Memphis, he not settling up w anybody. Birds of a feather....
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14607 on: December 03, 2014, 06:36:25 am »

He's from Memphis, he not settling up w anybody. Birds of a feather....

Hey, hey man come on.

I'm from Memphis too but I assure you I'm nothing like that guy.

Don't judge us all by our worst representative.  :)
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14608 on: December 03, 2014, 06:52:37 am »

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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14609 on: December 03, 2014, 08:07:41 am »

Does anyone have any experience taking an infant to a CF game? My son will turn 1 yo on Dec. 25 and Mom and I are taking him to his first bowl game as a birthday present  ;) I am just curious as to whether or not I might have to purchase a ticket for him? I don't want to spend $100 I don't have to, but I don't want any screw-ups either. Any imput or reference would be appreciated. #Comin'Home

Why would you want to ruin the game for everyone around you. There will be Razorback games when he can enjoy it at an appropriate age.

Let's be honest no one like sitting next to an infant or flying with an infant or eating out near an infant.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14610 on: December 03, 2014, 08:27:25 am »

There was a small toddler behind me at Jerry World with restless legs. Got kicked in the upper back numerous times  >:(

Leave the young pups home until they are old enough

If a fan gets too unruly or abusive you can ask security to have them removed.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14611 on: December 03, 2014, 08:40:58 am »

For those who think an infant should be taken to such an event, the overall assumption/justification is that, since adults enjoy it and appreciate it, small children will, too.

The reality is that a high school game would entertain the child much more. At a high school game, you could very likely take the child close enough to touch the cheerleaders, the tuba player, or the mascot. You could stand right next to the gate as the players run in. All of the unusual sights and sounds and lights and colors would entertain the child more than a college experience, simply because the child can easily get close enough to touch, feel, and smell.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14612 on: December 03, 2014, 08:47:58 am »

If a fan gets too unruly or abusive you can ask security to have them removed.

Haul that toddler outta here sir  :-[
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14613 on: December 03, 2014, 08:54:44 am »

My son means the world to me. I would never put him in a situation where his ears could get damaged or any other pain. I just want to know if I have to pay for 3 people to get a few snapshots and PROMOTE Razorback football.

Get 'em!

I don't know about a bowl game but at RRS and WMS he will have to have a ticket. Took the light of my life to the UAB game at seven months, temperatures in the eighties and bought a ticket out front for $25 dollars and she sat in our laps. We have four season tickets so the extra child did not draw any attention.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14614 on: December 03, 2014, 09:20:46 am »

I don't know about a bowl game but at RRS and WMS he will have to have a ticket. Took the light of my life to the UAB game at seven months, temperatures in the eighties and bought a ticket out front for $25 dollars and she sat in our laps. We have four season tickets so the extra child did not draw any attention.

I just don't understand why anyone would take a 7 month old infant to an event like this.   The ONLY people glad you did this were you and your wife.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14615 on: December 03, 2014, 09:27:43 am »

All I will say is please do not leave your wife and child (or mother and child) alone, in an RV in Memphis or Shreveport! 

It seems you aren't in the states that often. I understand you wanting to make memories with your child while you are here. So, I say go for it. (Now, if you lived in Arkansas or any of the surrounding states, I'll tell you to leave him home)

Hopefully it will be a great game! Have a great (but safe) time!
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14616 on: December 03, 2014, 09:37:35 am »

I just don't understand why anyone would take a 7 month old infant to an event like this.   The ONLY people glad you did this were you and your wife.
Anyone with any sense would agree with you. Unfortunately, most here have very little common sense. It's why America is in the mess it is in now.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14617 on: December 03, 2014, 10:39:09 am »

Terrible idea.  I have a hard time believing that you are seriously considering it.

A one year old will have exactly zero memories of the game, can't possibly understand what is happening, may annoy the fans around you, and may come out of it with hearing damage.

It seems like you want to go to the game and want to pick up some "what a great fan you are" attaboys on a message board.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14618 on: December 03, 2014, 10:47:21 am »

Anyone with any sense would agree with you. Unfortunately, most here have very little common sense. It's why America is in the mess it is in now.

Coming from the guy who chooses to live in Memphis
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14619 on: December 03, 2014, 10:59:52 am »

Ok, well, there is a good chance Mom and Dad can use some common sense. We will probably end up taking our picture with the Razorbacks endzone early, Watch the warm ups and kickoff and my wife will take him to an area that is suitable for a 1 year old. After a reasonable time, Dad will consult with Mom and they may go and try to find a tailgate for a spell. I do want to thank you for your concern though, as there are too many people that leave their kids in a hot car or not teach them to respect and understand other people's ways of doing things. Yeah, we're not going into a scrum or a mosh pit with the little piglet or anything. 

Funny thing you should say that.  I've been in a few pits at Concerts here in Little Rock and every dang time there'll be some young teen Mom, usually great tits though, hey, just giving an observation, with a young child, I would go as far as saying not even 1, either holding in her arms, or another at ZZ Top a few years ago where her boyfriend and it might have been his, who the hell knows, about a 2 year old kid on his shoulders, while both were puffing on wacky weed. 
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14620 on: December 03, 2014, 04:08:44 pm »

Coming from the guy who chooses to live in Memphis

So what's this bet he didn't settle up on?
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14621 on: December 03, 2014, 04:21:34 pm »

Yes, he will need a ticket.  My son has been to every home game since he was born.  I've had absolutely no problems.  He went to the cotton bowl at 3 1/2 and sat for 5 hours straight without whining a bit.  But, he loves football way more than most kids.  The year before we did not take him to the sugar bowl.  What I don't know, is if he likes football because he has always gone to games or just luck.

As a baby he went because we a ticket and it was just as easy to take him as find a sitter.  Years 1-3 were the hardest because they can move around.  4+ depends on their interest in football.  Personally, I'd leave the baby behind for the bowl game.
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14622 on: December 03, 2014, 07:46:53 pm »

Yeah don't take the kiddo!
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14623 on: December 03, 2014, 07:59:33 pm »

Depends on the child and parents.  When they are little and they need to run be willing to leave your seat and take them to another place in the stadium.  Our son went to games as a child and we were respectful to those around us so we missed some  of the game. However he also had fun.
I thought it was easier to take him then than when he was 5
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Re: Taking an infant to the Bowl game
« Reply #14624 on: December 03, 2014, 08:05:55 pm »

I just don't understand why anyone would take a 7 month old infant to an event like this.   The ONLY people glad you did this were you and your wife.

Actually it was her mother's idea, who is my daughter, a former Razorback football student trainer, and the little angel had the time of her life. Her seven year old sister did as well. My son in law had a last minute business trip to Chicago and we had no baby sitter available. If the weather had not been gorgeous, my wife would have stayed in the hotel with her, but it was perfect and my daughter showed her off to a lot of her former sorority sisters. It was a great time for all concerned and the baby had a ball. She was even starting to raise her hands during the hog call by the time the game was over even though she had no idea what everbody else was doing. All of our friends in the adjacent seats thought she was adorable too. Of course they have all been sitting next to us for decades. To each his own.
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« Reply #14625 on: December 07, 2014, 06:40:51 pm »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14626 on: December 07, 2014, 06:43:59 pm »

There'll be plenty of flights. United should have a direct flight.

But you can take Delta through Atlanta or SW through Love or American through DFW.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14627 on: December 07, 2014, 06:44:11 pm »

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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14628 on: December 07, 2014, 06:44:46 pm »

Don't know, but be prepared for delays if you are flying to George HW Bush International. I rarely connect through that airport without a delay leaving XNA. Guess they will not let the plane leave here until the pattern clears there. Give yourself a cushion as much as possible.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14629 on: December 07, 2014, 06:47:43 pm »

Don't know, but be prepared for delays if you are flying to George HW Bush International. I rarely connect through that airport without a delay leaving XNA. Guess they will not let the plane leave here until the pattern clears there. Give yourself a cushion as much as possible.

It's not just leaving XNA. It's like that flying into that airport from most starting points.

Worst airport in this part of the country.

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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14630 on: December 07, 2014, 06:49:33 pm »

I get delayed on American no matter where I'm leaving from or where I'm going.  I avoid them like the plague.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14631 on: December 07, 2014, 07:06:41 pm »

If you have time to drive to Tulsa there are a number of non-stops to HOU.  Plus, HOU Hobby Airport) is much closer to NRG stadium than IAH.

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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14632 on: December 07, 2014, 07:15:12 pm »

Avoid Bush at all costs, the drive to the stadium is usually over an hour and getting a rental and out of the airport can take almost as long.  Fly into Hobby which is about 20 minutes from the stadium.  Also lots of hotels around Hobby and around the stadium.  Welcome to Houston.  Several Aggies I know are buying tickets to go cheer for the Hogs.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14633 on: December 07, 2014, 07:42:31 pm »

You better bet airlines will increase prices for lanes like XNA to IAH around the bowl. So book early and shop around. Flying WN from TUL to HOU or something out of FSM if you don't mind the drive, might be an option as well.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14634 on: December 07, 2014, 08:05:06 pm »

There are many good Southwest flights from Tulsa and Little Rock to Houston Hobby.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14635 on: December 07, 2014, 08:17:49 pm »

It's an 8pm game.. If u land before 4pm u will be fine
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14636 on: December 07, 2014, 08:37:01 pm »

good option if live n nwa..easy drive  tulsa..cheap flight sw direct to hobby..train downtown connects to reliant stadium
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14637 on: December 07, 2014, 08:39:50 pm »

Looks like flights are around $400 round trip (depending on dates) right now XNA>IAH direct on United
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14638 on: December 07, 2014, 08:44:12 pm »

Save your money and leave from Tulsa and fly Southwest. Low price of $237 right now.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14639 on: December 08, 2014, 09:04:30 am »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.

Regular Airlines = no. There are sometimes charters done. If you can't get a good ticket out of XNA try Tulsa or drive down to LR or OKC.
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« Reply #14640 on: December 08, 2014, 09:47:15 am »

Just a word of warning.  I've seen a number of posts that the bowl game will be inside.  I went to the Texas Bowl last year (parents live in Houston and I was there for Christmas, so why not?) and the roof was open.  If it's not raining, expect it to be open. 
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14641 on: December 08, 2014, 09:52:25 am »

Good point, but it's Houston. The chance of it being below 60 degrees is slim to none but it's always good to be prepared.
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14642 on: December 08, 2014, 10:07:34 am »

Good point, but it's Houston. The chance of it being below 60 degrees is slim to none but it's always good to be prepared.

Houston cools down at night.  Last year, we were cold in light jackets. 
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14643 on: December 08, 2014, 10:20:15 am »

Bring a jacket and your set.
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14644 on: December 08, 2014, 10:22:58 am »

Bring a jacket and your set.

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14645 on: December 08, 2014, 10:24:09 am »

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

bp

Correct, the AC may be turned down to low.......
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14646 on: December 08, 2014, 10:27:56 am »

Yep, it's called common sense. Obviously, some lack it.

bp

Yes I have been attending HS games in Texas since 1993 and it can be sunny and 68 or buy kickoff it can be freezing rain and 28.   I have extra jackets , blankets and rain gear in a Rubber maid tub in the trunk with my stadium seats from the start of the season till it is over.
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14647 on: December 08, 2014, 10:53:12 am »

By the end, 11:00, might be a little nippy
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Re: Texas Bowl-Not Inside
« Reply #14648 on: December 08, 2014, 10:55:20 am »

With some of these new materials you can get a jacket that will keep you comfortable down to 30 degrees that can be folded down and stuffed in a standard sandwich bag.
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Re: XNA to Houston
« Reply #14649 on: December 08, 2014, 11:58:56 am »

Do the airlines ever add extra flights for the extra bowl traffic?  I'll be tight on time and wonder if there will be extra flights.

Drive to Tulsa and take Southwest. Bags are free and tickets are about half what you would pay out of XNA. Some are direct flights and most others touch down at Dallas Love and right back in the air without getting off. Leave Tulsa at 3:30 P.M. Saturday for $237.00 and return Tuesday at 6:40 A.M. for $111.00
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