Nothing beats game day in Morgantown and I’m always thrilled when fans of opposing teams can experience the fun-loving, Almost Heaven atmosphere, too. Yesterday, I received a wonderful email from Oklahoma State grad Shane Smith about his experience.
Dave and I met Shane, along with his friend Justin, in our hotel lobby last Friday. Shane’s letter brings home why I’m so proud to be a Mountaineer and I thought I’d share it here.
It was great meeting you and your husband at the Mountaineer Inn! I just wanted to send you a note and tell you what a great experience I had in Morgantown.
Everywhere we went, the fans were coming up to us and welcoming us to Morgantown. People were buying us drinks when we were out on Friday night and telling us where we should go next and what to do while we were in town.
I didn’t think it was possible, but on Saturday the hospitality was even greater. The nice folks who were managing the Purple lot gave us our own little section and guided all OSU fans to it. Your fans around us were continuously coming over and bringing us food, drinks, and letting us know the best way to get to the stadium.
The whole walk to the stadium, people were greeting us and welcoming us to the game. The game was intense and an incredible atmosphere!
Even after the loss, your fans were still gracious and thanking us for coming. I can honestly say it was the best away-game experience I’ve had and you have one of the best fan bases in the country in Morgantown. I can’t wait to come back in a couple of years and hope you’ll get to make the trip to Stillwater soon!
Loyal & True,
Shane Miller, Director of Engagement, Oklahoma State University Alumni Assoc.