Bring Back the Rat's Mouth!
For the past 3 years the Rat's Mouth (lawn in front of FAU Stadium) was the home for all football tailgates prior to home games. Students, alumni, and many other individuals enjoyed the environment created right outside the stadium, especially when they get to welcome the team making their way to the stadium. It is a great gameday experience that we had, making our school unique. It would be a shame to let it go.
Unfortunately, in puzzling fashion, the Athletics dept. decided to move the tailgating area to Lot 5, the parking lot on the far side behind the stadium. Not only that the lovely grass is now replaced by asphalt (hotter in the blistering Florida weather)., each organization would get an unknown number of parking spots and permits for tailgating, which is nowhere near to what we had before. In addition, it is endangering the wildlife near the lot by bringing tailgates over there.
In addition, It would encourage drinking and driving since most people would opt out to tailgating in off campus locations, and the fact that the stadium isn't in walking distance from most places would risk lives.
Hurting the wildlife: There are animals constantly crossing Lot 5 to and from their natural habitats. The noise,mass of people, and litter in the Lot 5 would endanger their lives! Tortuga Trail and the remainder of the Owl Sanctuary, plus more animals would be in danger.
Now it's time for the student body to speak up! Help us by signing and sharing this petition. We would show the decision makers at FAU that we mean business and would not give up our Rat's mouth!
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