Welch Stadium ideal site to view Emporia fireworks display

July 2, 2013

Welch Stadium on the Emporia State University campus will open at 8 p.m. for people who want to view the community fireworks display on the Fourth of July. The west side of the stadium offers the best views.

The fireworks display organized by the Flint Hills Optimist Club will be shot from the soccer fields north of Interstate 35. It will begin between 9:30 and 9:45 p.m. July 4. Viewing is also available from the football practice field on the north end of campus. The Soccer Pitch is under construction is unavailable for seating.

The two parking lots across Highland Street from the art annex are available for handicapped parking and viewing. To view a map of parking for the event, click here.

For those wanting to make a celebration that evening, tailgating is available in designated areas on campus beginning at 7 p.m. These areas are the parking lot north of Milton Tennis Courts and the parking lot adjacent to the Student Recreation Center on the north end of campus.

Neither alcohol nor personal fireworks are allowed on campus. For those tailgating, special containers will be available to dispose of hot coals.

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