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EWU prepares fans for cold game ahead

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CHENEY, Wash. -

Plows cleared off Roos Field at Eastern Washington University on Thursday morning so the football team could practice. They're getting ready for what's going to be an extremely cold FCS semifinal game when the Eags take on Youngstown State University. The players will be layered up and moving but what about the fans standing and watching?

Bill Chaves, the Athletic Director at EWU says the Reese Court Warm Zone will be open to everyone this coming Saturday. They're concerned for the upcoming cold. In fact, they had the court open to fans back in 2013 with similar temperatures. "I think the temps was about 12 or 11," said Chaves.

Chaves says the court will provide a safe haven. They'll have free hot chocolate and coffee for fans who want to take a break from standing around in the snow. "We want people to come, we want people to experience it but at the same time, you have to make sure that you take all the precautions necessary," said Chaves.

Those precautions? Layering up. If you are sticking around outside, bring a hat and wear wool socks. You should also pack hand and foot warmers, bring a blanket, and a stadium seat. After all, everyone wants to have a good experience. "At the end of the day, there are memories to be made," said Chaves.

On Saturday, the Reese Court will be open starting at 1:30 p.m. and then open again at half-time for fans to get warm.

The Eagles kickoff will begin at 3:30 p.m. If they win, they'll be going to the FCS finals in Frisco, Texas.

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