aulax1 0 Posted August 9, 2006 Share Posted August 9, 2006 AUBURN - Auburn Football's Tiger Walk will have several upgraded safety precautions for the team, coaches and fans two hours prior to when the Tigers kick off the 2006 season against Washington State Sept. 2. Players and coaches will continue to exit team buses at the corner of Samford Avenue and Donahue Drive at Sewell Hall and will make their way down the sidewalk on Donahue to the south end zone entrance of Jordan-Hare Stadium. Barriers will be placed along both sides beginning at the intersection of Donahue and Biggio Drive for the remainder of the route. Fans will be able to cheer the team on both sides of the Tiger Walk route except for a portion of the brick wall outside Plainsman Park. Fans will be allowed to watch Tiger Walk through the fence inside the outer concourse of Plainsman Park. "Our most important goal is to protect the safety of our players, coaches, and fans, while preserving one of college football's greatest traditions," said Auburn Athletics Director Jay Jacobs. "The support of our fans is incredible, and we would not be where we are without their loyalty. We feel these changes will be in the best interest for all involved." Tiger Walk began in the early 1960s and has grown into a major part of game day at Auburn, so much so that it is listed on the players' game weekend itinerary. The largest Tiger Walk is believed to have taken place prior to the 1989 Alabama game when more than 20,000 well wishers lined the street. Tiger Walk has even become a standard as Auburn football players enter stadiums on the road. Link to comment Share on other sites More sharing options...
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