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Tuesday Night Football Event Parking

WKU Football will play Louisiana-Lafayette on Tuesday, October 15, 2013.  Kick-off is at 7:00 p.m. with tailgating festivities beginning at 4:00 PM.  Tailgating areas close 30 minutes prior to start of the game.  For a detailed tailgating map, please click HERE.      

Reserved Lots

  • The Housing section of Avenue of Champions will close at 7:00 AM.  This section must be cleared by 12:00 Noon Tuesday. 
    • Diddle West, Diddle South, Diddle North, South Lawn and the Premium section of Avenue of Champions will close to incoming traffic at 2:00 PM and must be cleared by 3:30 PM. 
    • Parking Structures 1 and 2 will close to incoming traffic beginning at 2:00 PM. 
    • Russellville Road Lot and Service Supply Lot will close to incoming traffic at 2:00 PM.  Commercial delivery traffic will be allowed in.
    • McCormack Lot and Heat Plant Meters will be reserved at 12:00 PM and must be cleared by 3:30 PM. 
    • Jones Jaggers Lot will close at 3:30 PM.
    • Nick Denes and Smith West Lots will close at 2:00 PM. 
    • A portion of the Gated Regents Lot will be reserved beginning at 2:00 PM as spaces become available.  After 4:30 PM, remaining parking will be available on a first come, first served basis for evening classes.  A WKU permit will be required.

Public Parking

  • Public parking will be available in the Alumni Square Garage for $5/vehicle. 
  • Shuttle service will be provided by InShuttle approximately every 10 minutes from the garage to Diddle Arena beginning at 5:00 p.m. through the conclusion of the event.

Disability and RV Parking

  • Disability parking is provided in the Jones Jaggers Lot beginning at 4:00 PM.  Disability Shuttle Service will be provided by Topper Transit beginning at 5:00 pm and will continue through the conclusion of the event. 
  • RV Parking will be provided in the Service Supply Lot on a first come, first served basis beginning at 4:00 PM. 

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 4:30 PM, Avenue of Champions will be closed at College Heights Blvd.  Access will be restricted to event permit holders.
  • Beginning at 5:30 PM, College Heights Boulevard will be closed between Colonnade Drive and University Blvd.  Access will be restricted to event permit holders.
  • Following the game, while event 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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 Last Modified 7/19/13