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Homecoming This Saturday

WKU will host Troy in the 2013 Homecoming game on Saturday, October 26, 2013.  Kick-off is at 3:00 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 8:00 AM.  Tailgating areas close 30 minutes prior to start of the game.  For a detailed tailgating map, please click HERE.      

Shuttle service from the Alumni Square Garage will be provided beginning at 1:00 PM. 

Reserved Lots

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 Structure 2 (PS2)
  • South Lawn
  • Parking spaces along Avenue of Champions down to University Blvd.
  • McCormack Lot
  • A portion of the Gated Regents Lot
  • Nick Denes Field

Vehicles remaining in reserved areas are subject to a $35 fine and relocation.

Disability and RV Parking

  • Disability parking is provided in the Jones Jaggers Lot.  Shuttle service begins at 1:00 PM and runs continuously throughout the game.
  • RV Parking will be provided in the Service Supply Lot on a first come, first served basis beginning at 6:00 PM on Friday.  Unused parking will open at 2:00 PM for general parking.

Road Closings and Traffic Control

In addition, roads will close prior to the game and post-game event traffic will be controlled by police officers at key intersections. 

  • Beginning at 10:00 AM or when all public tailgating spots are full: 
    • College Heights Blvd. will be closed between Colonnade Drive and University Blvd.  Access will be restricted to HAF permit holders and tailgating season pass holders. 
  • Beginning at 8:30 AM
    • Avenue of Champions will be closed at College Heights Blvd.  Access will be restricted to HAF permit holders.
  • Following the game, while traffic is exiting campus, traffic will not be allowed onto campus.  Traffic will be controlled at the following intersections:
    • University Blvd and 31W
    • University Blvd and Normal Street
    • University Blvd and Russellville Rd
    • University Blvd and Parking Structure 2
    • University Blvd and Parking Structure 1
    • University Blvd and Old Morgantown Road
    • Russellville Road and Morgantown 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.  For a post-event traffic map, click HERE

 

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