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Monday, October 30, 2006

GorillaFest goes on the road to Arrowhead

GorillaFest, the giant free tailgate party that precedes each Pittsburg State University home football game, goes on the road to Arrowhead Stadium in Kansas City for the Gorillas' game against perennial rival Northwest Missouri State University on Nov. 4.

The game-day fun begins under the tents in Parking Lot M as soon as gates open at 11 a.m. The live band scheduled for the event is the Muckrakers, a pop-rock band out of Louisville, Ky., with a rapidly growing national reputation. The Muckrakers' most recent CD, "Front of the Parade," was released in June. For more about the Muckrakers and to listen to some of their music, visit www.themuckrakers.com.

Food for GorillaFest will again be provided by Levy's Restaurants. The menu begins with a $10 luncheon buffet that includes an entrée of either Grilled Burgers with all the toppings or all-beef frankfurters and sides of Levy's Celery Slaw or Redskin Potato Salad as well as a choice of lemonade or iced tea. Tailgaters may also order off of the a la carte menu, which includes a hamburger and chips or grilled chicken breast sandwich and chips for $6; or a hot dog and chips or bratwurst and chips or for $5. Gourmet chocolate chip cookies are $2. Soft drinks and bottled water are $2 and draft beer is $3.

The traditional PSU Gathering will begin at 2 p.m. on Friday, Nov. 3, at Tanners Bar and Grill at 143rd and Old Metcalf in Overland Park. There will be a live remote radio broadcast from Tanners in the afternoon and the party continues to grow throughout the evening as more and more Gorilla fans and alumni join the crowd. PSU Gathering organizers say that expanded parking and additional restaurants now open in the area will be better able to handle the crowd.

For more information about the Gorilla Gathering on Friday or GorillaFest on Saturday, please call the PSU Public Relations Office at 620-235-4122, kwomble@pittstate.edu. For football ticket information, contact the PSU Ticket Office from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m., Monday through Friday, at 620-235-4796 or visit the Ticket Office Web site at www.pittstate.edu/tickets.

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