Texas State University – First-ever deaf section in Bobcat Stadium this fall
The University Star (Student Newspaper)
August 27, 2015
By: Quixem Ramirez
The Texas State football team will have a new group of fans this fall.
For the first time in university history, there will be a deaf section for fans at Bobcat Stadium..
The section, which seats up to 1,000 people, will be near the 35-yard line. Ticket prices will be reduced from the usual $25 to $10.
Deaf people and those fluent in American Sign Language will be eligible for the reduced ticket prices at the lower level.
To purchase tickets in the section, fans should contact Brian Guendling, communication studies junior, through his social media platforms. Guendling plans on providing a tent for deaf people who wish to participate in tailgate festivities.
Guendling, a former Texas State football player, wanted to merge two worlds together with the creation of a deaf section.
“Deaf people are no different than everybody else,” Guendling said. “A lot of my deaf friends expressed that they wanted to go to football games.”