Happenings: Rally on the Square

Local businesses promote Bobcat football fanfare with ‘Rally’

Rally event logo

Rally on the Square invites Bobcats and Red Raiders to enjoy San Marcos before the big football game.

By Amber Kahla

Local business are inviting the Texas State University community, Bobcat fans and our Red Raider guests to the first annual Rally on the Square, an evening of fanfare and fun before the big game.

In honor of the Texas State football team’s first home game on Sept. 8, Bobcat and Red Raider fans will gather for a common purpose before their respective teams face-off on the gridiron. The game will mark the first time the Bobcats play in the newly expanded Bobcat Stadium and the first game of the Western Athletic Conference.

“The impact that this event will have on this community is huge. It’s all about heads in beds, two nights instead of one,” said Allen Shy, co-founder of Square Productions L.L.C. “We feel the long-term effects of this event are indefinite and have the ability to create a major impact on San Marcos year after year.”

Rally on the Square will feature food and beverages for purchase as well as custom T-shirt printing by Print This for both Bobcat and Red Raider fans.

“We are wanting to create a hospitable place for our fans and guests to have a great time and be safe. We feel that utilizing the space on the square is the best way to achieve that goal,” said Rick Koch, co-founder of Square Productions.

Rally on the Square will utilize LBJ Drive from Hopkins Street to Hutchison Street from 3 p.m. on Sept. 7 until 2 a.m. on Sept. 8. All sidewalks will remain open ensuring that businesses benefit from the influx of visitors that Rally on the Square will attract.

Rally on the Square will be the first of many events to provide opportunities to accelerate economic growth for the businesses on the square and all over San Marcos. For additional information, contact Square Productions at 512.659.9571.

For more information on the Texas State vs. Texas Tech football game on Sept. 8 in San Marcos, visit the Texas State Athletics website.

Amber Kahla is a senior at Texas State University majoring in public relations. She is a public relations intern at Clearly Classy Events in San Marcos.

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