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Bison fan looking forward to attending 500th consecutive game

When Bison players take the field at the FargoDome Saturday, Dec. 4, one of their most loyal fans will be in a familiar seat.

FARGO — Bob Clark has followed the Bison from Coast to Coast since the 1980's, and the Bison game on Saturday, Dec. 4, will be his 500th game in a row.

One thing is for sure, Bob Clark loves Bison football and knows how to have a good time doing it. He's started watching the Bison at Dacota Field, and he never stopped.

"If it's over a thousand miles, I probably will fly," Clark said. "700-800 miles I will drive depending on where it is. Weather is a factor too."

From California to Maryland, wherever the Bison have played, Clark has been there.

"Maryland is the 24th state I have watched the Bison in," Clark said.

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When at the FargoDome, Section 17, Row D, Seat 18 is where Clark calls home on Saturdays. He's been there since the FargoDome opened in 1993.

"One thing I've really enjoyed over all the years is meeting all the parents of all the players," Clark said. "When you go on a road trip, there is a smaller group of fans, and I have met hundreds and hundreds of parents over the years and it is great hanging out with them."

His favorite games were against Iowa and Kansas State. But win or lose, Clark has been there. Even during the pandemic, despite a ban on fans, but he received a special invitation.

"The streak was almost broken when they had the parents only game," Clark said. "But Coach Entz invited me to be on his pass list."

Has managed to get into those games.

"Northern Iowa had no tickets for sale because of limited capacity but I managed to get one," Clark said.

His seat on the 40-yard line is a good one, and Clark has no plans to change now, or miss a game.

"People will ask me when the streak will end and I guess it is when I can't go anymore," Clark said.

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