Why "Independence Bowl"? A group of local businessmen came up with the name when the venue opened the year of the US bicentennial. Many top college football teams call Independence Stadium their post-season home.
There are ATMs in the parking and tailegating areas on the State Fairgrounds.
No coolers are allowed, and bags must fit in a box that's one foot squared.
Still photos from your seat are okay, but no video cameras allowed.
There are concession stands on the ground level and upper concourse throughout the stadium, as well as vendors serving all sections before and during a game.
There are elevators on the west and south sides of the stadium, and golf carts at the bottom of the ramps to help those on the east side. For accessible parking ($10), you can use the designated lot on the north side of the Stadium or the north side of Hirsch Coliseum.
Merchandise can be bought at various locations inside the Stadium, as well as outside before kick-off.
The first aid station is in the north end-zone area.
For lost and found, go to the Security Office in the southwest corner of the Stadium, or contact a police officer or usher.
Here are a few things not allowed:
There are attended restrooms for both genders on the ground level and upper concourse.
Independence Stadium fits 65,000 fans at a time.
No banners and signs can be brought in for the AdvoCare V100 Independence Bowl.
No smoking is allowed.
The White Lot, on the northeast side of Independence Stadium, is reserved for tailgating at a cost of $25 per space. You can reserve a spot by calling the State Fair office at 318.635.1361. You can also purchase access to the Grass Tailgate Areas, with the price depending on space available. For charter buses or limos, it will cost $50.
To contact the box office, call 318.221.0712.
To pick up will call tickets, go to the northeast ticket booth by Gate 4, and make sure to bring photo ID.