FAQ

Is tailgating allowed?
Tailgating is NOT allowed since the gates do not open at 2pm and there is no reserved seating. Everyone will need to get in the stadium ASAP.

How much does it cost?
The Gathering is FREE to the public, but we only have limited seating for 45,000 people. However, we do ask everyone to bring a minimum of 2 canned goods to help support local food pantries.

What time do the gates open?
Gates B, C, and D open at 4:15pm.

Is there reserved seating?
We have reserved seating for the deaf in Section 114 with an interpreter. 

Will there be Spanish translation?
Yes. Translation will be available on The Gathering Waco app or 96.7 FM, Amistad Radio. Bring a small portable radio or your smart phone. Spanish speakers will need a radio and headphones.

Will this be broadcast on TV?
Yes. the CW  (channel 12 for most people) will be carrying The Gathering live from 6:30pm to 8:30pm.

Why should we attend in person and not watch on TV?
You only get one chance to be a part of history. The Gathering is going to be a historical night that will forever impact Waco and our surrounding cities! We NEED you to be there in the seats as a testimony to everyone watching on TV.

Will this event be streamed on the Internet?
Yes. KWTX will be streaming this live at www.KWTX.com. 

What should I wear?
Since we are in a football stadium, we would suggest casual, comfortable clothing. However, you are welcome to wear anything you would like, but we just ask that everyone dress modestly.

Why are you doing this?
We want to bring together the churches of Waco, and the surrounding cities, to show the world who Jesus is!

FOOD/WATER
Policy: Outside food and water is NOT allowed in McLane Stadium

Reason: SAVOR...is contracted with McLane Stadium to provide food and water and they will have both available during The Gathering.

UMBRELLAS
Policy: Umbrellas are not allowed in McLane Stadium. Umbrellas left at the gate/entrance will be confiscated and discarded during security sweeps.

Reason: Umbrellas are a sight obstruction for other fans, and can be a safety hazard. Fans should bring appropriate rain gear in case of inclement weather

VIDEO CAMERAS
Policy: Video cameras are not permitted in McLane Stadium.

Reason: Baylor Athletics is obligated to protect the television and digital rights granted by the Big 12 Conference to television networks and other media. By prohibiting video cameras except for use by credentialed working media, Baylor Athletics can best manage that obligation.

ARTIFICIAL NOISEMAKERS
Policy: Big 12 Conference rules do not permit artificial noisemakers to be brought into or used in McLane Stadium.

Reason: The Big 12 implemented this rule in order to prevent the distraction of the participants and officials in the game.

ANIMALS
Policy: Service animals are welcome in McLane Stadium. All other animals will not be allowed to enter.

Reason: A service animal is trained to perform tasks for an individual with a disability.

BAGS & BACKPACKS
Policy: Backpacks are not allowed in McLane Stadium. Bags and purses 12" x 6" x 12" or smaller will be allowed in McLane Stadium.

Reason: National and local security officials have designated backpacks and large bags as security risks. Unattended bags create a security threat. Bags may not be left at the gates and will be confiscated, removed and discarded immediately.

BANNERS & POLES
Policy: Banners may not be hung and poles may not be brought into McLane Stadium unless approved by Baylor Athletics.

Reason: Banners or poles in McLane Stadium can be a nuisance to other fans by obstructing their view of the game, and can create safety concerns for those in the area.

CAMERAS, TRIPODS & MONOPODS:
Policy: Cameras with lenses 4" or smaller are permitted in McLane Stadium. Tripods & monopods are not allowed into McLane Stadium.

Reason: Large lens cameras, tripods and monopods interfere with the game and others' enjoyment of the game.

CHAIRBACK SEATS (PORTABLE):
Policy: Portable chairbacks and seat cushions will not be allowed in McLane Stadium, however, fans may rent chairs from IMG College Seating for the season at www.bubearchairs.com or on gameday at locations throughout the stadium.

Reason: Wide chairback seats overlap into the seat of the fan next to you & many encroach into the legroom of the fan behind you. The guest relations staff at Floyd Casey Stadium frequently was contacted with this complaint. The chairbacks and cushions available from IMG College Seating are customized for the benches at McLane Stadium.

FIELD ACCESS: Policy: Access to the field shall be limited to participating student-athletes, coaches, officials, support personnel and properly credentialed individuals at all times.

Reason: For the safety of participants and spectators alike, at no time before, during or after a contest shall spectators be permitted onto the field.

SMOKING & TOBACCO
Policy: Smoking (both traditional & non-traditional) and any form of tobacco will not be permitted at McLane Stadium.

Reason: Baylor University is a tobacco-free, smoke-free campus. For more information, please visit: http://www.baylor.edu/tobaccofree

From The South (Austin I-35 North)

  • Proceed on Interstate 35 North towards Waco
  • Take Exit 335 C
  • Turn right onto South Lake Brazos Parkway/ Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the right

From The South (Houston I-45 North and TX-6)

  • Proceed on Interstate 45 North towards Dallas
  • Exit 48B on the left for Interstate 10 West toward San Antonio; Merge onto I-10 west
  • Keep left to continue on to US-290 West toward Austin
  • Exit onto TX-6 North
  • Continue onto Marlin Hwy.
  • Slight right onto South Loop Dr.
  • Turn left onto Orchard Ln.
  • Turn right onto South Lake Brazos Pkwy/ Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the right

From The North (Dallas I-35 South)

  • Proceed on Interstate 35 South towards Waco
  • Take Exit 335 C toward Martin Luther King Jr Blvd.
  • Merge onto N IH 35
  • Turn right onto South Lake Brazos Pkwy/ Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.
  • Destination will be on the right