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ODU Football VS Middle Tenn., Sept. 26: Expect Traffic/Parking Impacts

On Friday, Sept. 26, the Old Dominion University football team will host the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders at 8 p.m. at Foreman Field at S.B. Ballard Stadium. This game, which will be televised nationally, is expected to draw large crowds as well as impact traffic and parking on and around campus.

By 3 p.m. Friday, all campus parking locations reserved for football must be empty of vehicles while several areas will close earlier in the day (see attached maps for specific times). A special transportation and parking plan has been developed to accommodate the additional traffic and parking demand. Parking attendants from Global Spectrum and ODU Transportation and Parking Services will staff each parking lot on campus to direct traffic as necessary and provide information.

Please consider alternative transportation options such as carpooling, bicycling or public transportation for your trip to campus on Friday, Sept. 26. If you will be on campus on with a vehicle after 3 p.m., please park in one of the General Parking locations listed below.

Additionally, please note that 49th Street, between Bluestone Avenue and Hampton Boulevard, will close at 3:00 p.m.

General Parking:

Parking will be available all-day Friday, Sept. 26, in the following locations:

  • 43rd Street Garage (B) at 43rd Street and Bluestone Avenue
  • Constant Center South Garage (C) east of Hampton Blvd. between 41st and 43rd Streets
  • Constant Center North Garage (D) east of Hampton Blvd. between 45th and 46th Streets

When these locations reach capacity, overflow parking will be provided in the grass parking areas east of Hampton Boulevard between 41st Street and 38th Street.

Shuttle bus transportation will be available between these general parking areas and central campus with a special adjustment to the Monarch Loop (see map). The Friday route will also provide service to faculty and staff work locations in Rollins, Spong and Koch Halls. Extra vehicles will be added to the route, enabling about five-minute wait times between vehicles.

Specific adjustments to normal parking locations are highlighted below.

Faculty and Staff:

  • Lots 5 & 6 near Foreman Field will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, for game-day preparations.
  • Lot 43 near 43rd Street and Powhatan Avenue will close at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
  • 49th Street Stadium Garage (E) and Lots 7, 8 and 9 will close Friday, Sept. 26 at 1 p.m.
  • All remaining central campus lots reserved for football will close at 3 p.m., Friday, Sept. 26.

Commuter Students (commuter / perimeter permits):

  • Lots 5 & 6 near Foreman Field will close at 8 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 24, for game-day preparations. No evening program parking will be available.
  • Lot 43 near Powhatan Avenue will close at 6 a.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
  • 49th Street Stadium Garage (E) and Lot 7 (Visitor Lot) will close at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
  • All remaining central campus commuter lots close at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

Resident Students:

  • Quad Residents may begin to relocate cars from the 49th Street Stadium Garage (E) to the 43rd Street Garage (B) upper levels at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. All cars must be relocated no later than 1 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26.
  • Whitehurst Hall (Lot 42) and Rogers Hall East (Lot 11 cars only) may begin to relocate cars to Constant Center South Garage (C) beginning at 3:45 p.m. on Thursday, Sept. 25. All cars must be relocated no later than 3 p.m. on Friday, Sept. 26. All central campus lots reserved for football will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

Visitors / Campus Guests:

  • Parking will be available in the usual meter locations until the time of closure for the facility.
  • Lot 7 (Visitor Lot) and 49th Street Stadium Garage (E) will close at 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
  • Elkhorn Avenue Garage (A) will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.
  • All central campus lots reserved for football will close at 3 p.m. Friday, Sept. 26.

For more information, including a detailed Football Parking Map, visit ODU's Special Event Parking website.

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