Parking For Tech's First Home Game - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

9/17/04

Parking For Tech's First Home Game

Some people may not like the idea that you have to pay $5 to park and ride from the West commuter parking lot. People want to know where is the free parking.

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Lubbock police say be mindful of where you choose to park on campus. "Probably the best advice would be to follow the signage. It will tell you where to park and where not to park," said Michael Lopez, Event Parking Coordinator for Texas Tech.

Lopez says even with all the construction going on across the street from the stadium, there will be plenty of room to park up to 2,000 cars for free on campus.

  • You can park in the parking lot across the street from Memorial Circle.
  • You can park in the administrative parking lot.
  • You can park in the Library parking lot.

The Library parking lot seems to be the farthest away. Lopez says you can expect a 15-20 minute walk to the stadium.

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Or, you can park in the West commuter parking lot for free. But you will have to pay $5 to ride the bus.

Free parking off campus still exists. You can park for free at the Hastings parking lot across the street to the North of the stadium. Lopez says you can start parking your vehicle Friday evening after 5:30 to reserve a spot. He says Tech Police will not give you a ticket. Portions of the Hastings parking lot is controlled parking for Tech.

You can also park along the Brownfield Highway for free.

McDougal Properties is opening its land right across the street from the stadium. But they are charging $10 to park.

So, if you're all about the free parking, you might want to get a head start a couple of hours before the game.

Citibus says they are charging this year because they could not find a sponsor for the shuttle service. Citibus says the money will go to recover cost in gas and employee pay.

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