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The WKU Elizabethtown-Fort Knox campus will be closed Saturday, January 24 due to inclement weather.

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AOC/Chestnut Street South Lot Reserved 10/27/12

On Saturday, October 27th, WKU will host the KMEA State Marching Band Championships at Houchens Industries-L.T. Smith Stadium.  Over 122 high school bands from 84 counties will be participating.

Avenue of Champions will be closed to through traffic from 7:00 a.m. until midnight.  In addition, 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: 

  •  Avenue of Champions on street parking to Keen Hall;
  • South Lawn Lot;
  • PS1 and PS2 will be reserved for spectator parking.
  • Chestnut Street South Lot;
  • Parking lots around Diddle Arena: Diddle North, Diddle South, and Diddle West;

For a map of available parking areas, click here.  For a detailed map of event information, click here.

For more information about the KMEA Band Competition, including schedule details, visit

Please direct any parking questions to Parking and Transportation Services at 270-745-2362 or

Thank you,





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