West Virginia, Syracuse fans prepare for Camping World Bowl

Video: West Virginia, Syracuse fans prepare for Camping World Bowl

ORLANDO, Fla. — College football fans camped out outside of Camping World Stadium in preparation for Friday’s Camping World Bowl.

The bowl game between Syracuse University and West Virginia University kicks off at 5:15 p.m. Friday.

Gates opened for the stadium’s RV lot at 8 a.m. Thursday and fans have been rolling in ever since.

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The Jankowski family snagged the first spot outside Camping World Stadium when the gates opened.

The family is big fans of the West Virginia Mountaineers. So much so that they said they hopped in their RV on Christmas morning to drive from New Jersey to Orlando.

"After we had our Christmas Eve dinner with the family, kids went right to bed in the camper. And, by 7 o'clock the next day, we were here in sunny Florida," Mark Jankowski said.

Some tailgaters brought their pets along ranging from dogs to lemurs.

"They're tailgaters," West Virginia fan Eva Pettry said of her pet lemurs. "They love West Virginia football. They've been to a lot of tailgates with us in Morgantown."

Orlando residents can expect some road closures due to the game. Stay tuned to Eyewitness News for the latest updates.