Many NCAA teams are considered prestigious, but only a few are exemplary when it comes to the sheer number of wins. Oklahoma is one of those few teams, having won on more occasions over a longer stretch of time than vast majority of its competitors. The team’s success is palpable enough to make it hard at times to find Oklahoma football parking spaces when the game is about to begin.
The Oklahoma Sooners are based at Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, which most recently increased its seating to 82,112. Some of its features are definitely a memorial to the great state’s rich history. The rugged Sooners’ mascot is the Sooner Schooner, a smaller version of a Conestoga wagon, pulled by Boomer and Sooner, two creme-white ponies. It’s driven onto the field at Oklahoma Memorial every time a point is scored. The idea of having a Conestoga wagon as a mascot is creative, but the fact that the school’s pep band, the RUF/NEKS, both drive and maintain the mascot is even better.
The magnificent Sooners have won 27 bowls, claimed seven national titles and conquered 43 Conference titles, but this impressive legacy didn’t come from just college students. Over the years, Oklahoma has had several coaches, but none were more strategic than the Three B’s- Bud Wilkinson, Barry Switzer and the current head coach Bob Stoops have over 300 wins between them.
With all the added seats and continued legacy, you can imagine finding Sooners parking taking some time. You can avoid this problem by booking your Oklahoma Memorial Stadium parking spot ahead of time with ParkWhiz. Since the Sooners were named after people wanting to get ahead in the Oklahoma Land Run, it is only poetic justice that true Sooners fans can book their Oklahoma Football parking spot in advance with ParkWhiz. Much easier than staking out land in a wagon, all you need to do is find your OU football game, book your Oklahoma Sooners parking spot and print your ParkWhiz parking pass. Saddle on up and bring your pass with you to Oklahoma Memorial Stadium, and enjoy the game. BOOMER!
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