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Football Season Is Here! (Click here for more)

The football season has begun!  Saturday, September 1, 2012 will be the season’s opener when the WKU Hilltoppers host Austin Peay. 

Kick-off is at 6:00 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 11:30 a.m.  For a detailed tailgating map, please click here.      

Several parking lots will be reserved for event parking.  These lots will close Friday evening at 10:00 p.m. and must be cleared by 7:00 a.m. Saturday morning: 

  • All parking lots surrounding Diddle Arena
  • Parking spaces along Avenue of Champions down to University Blvd.
  • South Lawn
  • Parking Structure 2 (PS2)
  • Schneider Hall
  • Jones Jaggers Lot
  • Back portion of Creason Lot
  • Gated Regents Lot
  • McCormack Lot

In addition, roads will close prior to the game and post-game event traffic will be controlled by police officers at key intersections.  Road closings will begin 6 1/2 hours prior to kick-off and last throughout the event. 

  • College Heights Blvd. will be closed between Colonnade Drive and University Blvd.  Access will be restricted to HAF permit holders, tailgating season pass holders, and tailgating day parking customers. 
  • Avenue of Champions will be closed at College Heights Blvd.  Access will be restricted to HAF permit holders.
  • Post-event traffic will be controlled at PS1, PS2, University Blvd., and Russellville Road. 

To see a map of the reserved parking lots and road closings, click here

As we implement the event parking and traffic control plan, your cooperation is appreciated. 

GO TOPS!

PTS

 

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