PROVO – Camping in line for games is a long-time Brigham Young University Tradition, but BYU Police enforced new line rules last fall that stops students from pitching tents at LaVell Edwards Stadium.
Police said the rules are mainly to stop tents from blocking a fire escape area. They also told us that homeowners around the stadium don’t want a lot of noise at night.
However, police said that tents are still allowed at the Marriott Center because the basketball arena is open enough that they don’t present a safety problem. They also said the arena is far enough on campus that noise isn’t a concern either.
“I guess we knew that we could bring tents for the basketball games and we knew that it would make it a lot warmer with it being the winter time and it being cold, so the tent really helped to keep it warm,” said BYU student Logan Croxall, who camped out last week for the Gonzaga game.
Students didn’t seem too worried about what some called a double-standard for overnight camping, and regardless of the rules, they said they’ll continue to be die-hard Cougar fans.
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