The Armed Forces Bowl will be held as scheduled Thursday night when Baylor will take on the Air Force in Fort Worth.
All Thursday pregame activities have been canceled as an arctic blast hits north Texas. Fans attending the game on Thursday night are encouraged to dress warmly. Blankets are allowed.
Chris Darren and son Leo traveled from Atlanta to see Darren’s oldest son play in the Air Force.
“We predicted this weather quite a bit, but here we are anyway. As long as you keep your game tight, it’s fun to watch…that’s a good thing,” Darren said. I don’t think so.”
Early Thursday afternoon, Baylor University staff were finishing up the stadium before the game.
Cody Soto put pom-poms on the stadium seats before the fans arrived.
“We just have to hug each other, like bears stick together,” Soto said. “I think it will get better. A good way to send the season off just before Christmas. Christmas weather.”
MedStar’s Matt Zavadsky said his crew is ready to treat possible cases of hypothermia in dangerously cold air over the next few days.
“This is the coldest weather since February 21st and everyone is experiencing PTSD,” Zavadsky said. “It’s just wind chill, cold, life threatening.”
Zavadsky said it’s best to minimize the amount of time people spend outdoors.
“Try using the buddy system. you can,” he explained.
Gates open at 4:30 PM for the Almon Four Seas Bowl Game. The game begins at 6:30 pm at Amon G. Carter’s stadium.