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Texas State fans gear up for first home game

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Outside the newly renovated Bobcat stadium in San Marcos, Texas State students line up to get tickets to this season's first home game. Fans are still celebrating last weekend's win against the University of Houston, a win that many were not expecting.

"Everyone thought we might get dominated going in to harder teams, but we are whooping people's butts and it's going to be an exciting season," says student Maci Johnson.

Texas State football is moving up big time. The Bobcats are now part of the FBS and Bobcat stadium underwent to major construction to double the seating to fit 30,000 fans. That's how many are expected at Saturday's game against Texas Tech.

"Obviously that's going to have an impact on our street system and so prior to the game we're developing timing plans that favor routes to and from the stadium," said Sabas Avila, Assistant Director of Transportation for the City of San Marcos.

His staff is preparing for more traffic than the city has ever experienced during a home football game. They're monitoring traffic cameras and traffic signals. When the game ends Saturday night and the stadium clears out as fans are leaving at once, that's when the real traffic problems are expected to begin.

"Fans should expect some delays. Even though we're doing a lot to minimize that, when you're spilling out 30,000 vehicles into the street system at one time it's going to impact it," Avila said.

Students are also preparing for the traffic.

"We live right on campus so we might walk, it's going to be insane…yeah, I would walk," said freshman Natalie Walther.

No matter how they get to and from the stadium, Bobcat fans are getting pumped up for Texas State's biggest home game yet.

Saturday's game vs. Texas Tech starts at 6 p.m. at Bobcat Stadium.

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