Parking on game day better than expected

By Paula Ann Solis
City Editor

Clearing 2,500 parking spots on campus in preparation for Sunday’s football game was a successful process for Parking and Transportation Services, said Lori Fogleman, assistant vice president for media relations and crisis communications.

Fogleman said the university was happy with the students’ quick response to the demand to remove vehicles from the Dutton Avenue Office and Parking Facility and Speight Plaza Office and Parking Facility and their willingness to adjust to the changes that come with having a stadium on campus.

“With this being the first week and having to adapt to the changes, it went very well,” Fogleman said.

Parking service attendants did not tow any vehicles in the garages Friday without first calling and emailing the registered drivers, Fogleman said.

In the end, only three vehicles were towed and warnings were given in lieu of actual citations. Fogleman said this will not always be the case and those parked in garages before game day should familiarize themselves with the parking drill so as to avoid citations and enjoy the football weekend festivities.

For information about game day parking availability, drivers should visit where an interactive parking map for free and paid parking options is available.