Parking Advice for Texas Tech's Home Opener Saturday - KCBD NewsChannel 11 Lubbock

8/29/08

Parking Advice for Texas Tech's Home Opener Saturday

It's time to get your "Guns-up", Tech's first home game of the season is on Saturday for what is being billed as "the year" for Texas Tech football.

The players are focused, fans are ready to cheer, and the tailgaters are pumped up.  But Red Raider fans who plan on attending the game are asked to be patient on their way in. "More hectic is probably what I would say, but hopefully we can have some organized chaos out of the whole deal," said TTU's Manager of Events and Guest Relations Rey Suarez.    

If you are parking north of the stadium, off campus, there are two walking bridges you can take across, the new pedestrian bridge at 4th and Boston and a walking bridge at Fourth and University.  "Those are the only safe and legal routes to take across the freeway.  We do have a new 4th Street bridge that opened up a couple weeks ago, but we are urging pedestrians not to use that bridge because there is no walkway and it is dangerous to anybody trying to use that bridge to get to the stadium," said Dianah Ascencio with Texas Department of Transportation.   

The new pedestrian bridge will have its grand opening Saturday morning and fans are urged to take advantage of it. "We've have had good weather for the past week and a half and our crews have been working 24 hours, 7 days a week to make it happen and its going to happen tomorrow (Saturday) morning," said Ascencio.    

Some free spots to park on campus are the West Commuter lots at 18th Street and Indiana Avenue close to the United Spirit Arena, and also the Satellite Parking Lot at 10th Street and Texas Tech Parkway. There will be a $5 dollar shuttle round trip that will take you to and from the stadium from these locations. 

But officials say to be sure to get to the game early. "I would say if the kickoff is at 6 p.m., leave for the game at 4 p.m. maybe a couple of hours before hand, just to kind of get stuff worked out and if you have to get directed somewhere else you aren't making a mad dash to one of the gates," said Suarez. 

Suarez also advises, "Just pay attention.  Listen to the police and the direction you're being given by the parking personnel and the police department." 

Some things to keep in mind if you plan on tailgating are if you bring an RV only take up four spaces and no fires are allowed on the ground. The lot is open at 5:30 p.m. on Friday. 

First Alert Personal Forecast Live Online Sign-Up
Get the latest weather, news, and more delivered right to your desktop. Download the new First Alert Personal Forecast Live ONLINE Desktop Application.

  • Local News on KCBD.comNewsMore>>

  • Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Macron to push Trump on Iran deal, says there's no 'Plan B'

    Sunday, April 22 2018 11:04 AM EDT2018-04-22 15:04:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:57:14 GMT
    (AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.(AP Photo/Michel Euler). France's President Emmanuel Macron walks out of the lobby of the Elysee Palace in Paris, Friday, April 20, 2018, to welcome Senegalese President Macky Sall. Senegalese President Macky Sall is in France for a five-day visit.

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

    French President Emmanuel Macron is urging U.S. President Donald Trump to stick with the Iranian nuclear accord, arguing that there's no "Plan B".

  • Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

    Road to N. Korea's denuclearization is littered with failure

    Saturday, April 21 2018 9:44 PM EDT2018-04-22 01:44:28 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:57 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:57:10 GMT
    (AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File). FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in P...(AP Photo/Patrick Semansky, Pool, File). FILE - In this Feb. 9, 2018 file photo, Kim Yo Jong, left, sister of North Korean leader Kim Jong Un, shakes hands with South Korean President Moon Jae-in at the opening ceremony of the 2018 Winter Olympics in P...

    A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape.

    A look at previous nuclear negotiations with North Korea and how the currently planned talks between Seoul, Pyongyang and Washington took shape.

  • 4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    4 dead in Waffle House shooting in Tennessee; suspect sought

    Sunday, April 22 2018 8:34 AM EDT2018-04-22 12:34:45 GMT
    Sunday, April 22 2018 9:56 PM EDT2018-04-23 01:56:01 GMT
    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. (Source: CNN)
    Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)Police in Tennessee say three people were killed and four were injured in a shooting at a Waffle House restaurant early Sunday. (Source: CNN)

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

    A customer at the restaurant took the gun from the suspect, who then took off his coat and fled the area. 

Powered by Frankly