Despite rumors, students will be allowed to wear costumes today, Oct. 31, at Troy’s football game against ULM.
Troy has no official policy on wearing costumes because games do not often fall on Halloween.
According to Herbert Reeves, Dean of Student Services, students who choose to wear masks will have to remove them to enter the stadium but are allowed to put them back on once inside.
The only thing that is not permitted is any item that has the appearance of a weapon. This goes includes everything from fake swords to toy guns, and students will not be admitted into the game if they have weapon-like objects or the items will be confiscated upon entry.
“The big concern is ‘don’t bring anything that resembles a weapon,’” said Andy Ellis, director of University Relations.
The university has decided to allow students to dress up because it is Halloween, and it is the first time a football game has taken place on Halloween.
The band will be in costume following their pregame performance. Before the game, Trojan Athletics will be hosting trick-or-treating at Tailgate Terrace from 4:30 to 6 p.m.
Children under the age of 12 who are in costume will be able to check in at a Halloween-themed tent at Tailgate Terrace to get a free ticket prior to the football game.