Fans encouraged to take heat precautions

Aug. 27, 2014

Auburn Tigers
 
AUBURN, Ala. -- With forecasts predicting temperatures in the high 80's for Saturday's Auburn football game against Arkansas, the Athletics Department encourages fans to take precautions to keep themselves safe in the heat and to enjoy the gameday experience.
 

 
Dress for Heat
Wear lightweight, light-colored clothing to reflect the heat and sunlight.
 
Stay Hydrated
Drink plenty of water, non-alcoholic and decaffeinated fluids. Don't wait until you are in the heat to hydrate. Start hydrating with water several days before you expect to be exposed to the heat, as well as during and after heat exposure.
 
Water Options at Jordan-Hare Stadium
Fans can bring in clear, empty water bottles to fill up at the various water stations throughout all concourses. Water at the concession stands has decreased in price from $4 to $2 for 20 oz. bottles. There are expanded cool zone stations available throughout the stadium.
 
Auburn Arena Open
An air conditioned Auburn Arena will be open on Saturday showing the football game on the video board. Concessions, restrooms and other amenities will be open through the duration. Enter through the main north entrance.
 
Sunscreen
Wear sunscreen to protect your skin and reduce your chance of heat stress. Sunburn can actually significantly inhibit the skin's ability to shed excess heat.
 
Know the Signs of Heat Stress
Get help immediately if you suspect that you or someone around you is suffering from heat stress. The symptoms of heat exhaustion include heavy sweating; weakness or fatigue; cold, pale, clammy skin; irritability; dizziness; fainting and vomiting. This can quickly lead to heat stroke if not treated, which is a severe medical emergency. Signs of heat stroke include very high body temperature; hot, dry skin; confusion; throbbing headache and possibly unconsciousness.
 
Seek Medical Assistance
Gameday staff and emergency responders are trained to recognize heat stress and are prepared to respond if necessary. Cooling stations staffed with medical personnel are available in the concourse behind section 46 and in the First Aid stations located on the upper east and upper west concourses.
 
Umbrellas Not Permitted
As a reminder to fans, umbrellas are not permitted inside Jordan-Hare Stadium.
 
By taking simple precautions like hydrating, dressing appropriately, wearing sunscreen and knowing when to get help, you can avoid heat stress and focus on enjoying the game.