Imagine taking Oklahoma's Fan Fest — plus a little Campus Corner — and cramming every hot dog and brew into the Everest Indoor Facility in Norman.
Got a mental picture? Well, that's what it's like at Oregon's Moshofsky Center, a $15 million practice facility that is transformed into America's largest indoor tailgate party during every Oregon home game. "This is great," said Charles Holleman of Davenport. "We didn't know this was even here, but one of the Oregon fans grabbed us when we came in the gate and told us to check it out. It's pretty impressive, once you get inside and see it all." On the south side of the facility, 25 televisions give the 4,000-plus fans passing through football action from across the country. In the middle, a live band — this week, Portland's Satin Love Orchestra — alternates with the Duck cheer and dance squads performing for the crowd. Tucked into each corner of the facility are inflatable throwing and kicking games for the kids. But it's what lines the north side of the facility that keeps fans locking by the thousands to the Mosho each week before, during and after the game. Fifty yards of the unhealthiest food money can buy and 50 yards of the Duck fans' favorite beer. Beer isn't allowed inside Autzen Stadium, but fans can leave at halftime, head back to the Mosho and refuel while the band is still playing.
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