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Shovelers arrive to prepare Bobcat Stadium for Griz-Cat game



Bozeman, Montana – To get Bobcat Stadium ready for the game on Saturday, students are working long hours and putting in a lot of effort.

But we’re not talking about the gratuitous effort here.

“We get paid $20 an hour,” says Ian Waldecker, a senior at MSU who was at the stadium working.

“We’re just cleaning out the stadium for all the fans on Saturday, says Waldecker.

Waldecker claims the pay is nice, but he would still be working here to assist even without it.

“I believe it’s always a good day to be a bobcat so if they need help shoveling snow I’m always happy to do that,” says Waldecker.

After receiving 3″ to 6” of snow the previous night, dozens of kids were up in the bleachers on November 16 shoveling snow.

Dakota Pint, a worker at the MSU sports complex, notes that they are fortunate to have lots of support.

“Volunteers come, football players were out here this morning, even coaches,” says Pint. “So there’s a lot of people from the community that come out and help us.”

Students can sign up in person on Thursday at the ticket office or over the phone by contacting Justin Lammi at 406-994-7117 or

All that will be required of current student workers is a photo ID.

Students who are not employed by the institution will need to complete hiring papers, present a photo ID, and give proof of employment eligibility, such as a birth certificate or Social Security card.

Shovelers must leave their vehicles overnight but are advised to park in the lots near Bobcat Stadium.

Dress with layers. We’ll supply the shovels.

“It takes a team to beat the Griz every year and I think we’ll be ready,” says Waldecker.