Fans Again Encouraged to ARRIVE EARLY for South Carolina State Game

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    Sept. 15, 2011

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    BLOOMINGTON, Ind.- The Indiana University football team hosts South Carolina State this Saturday at 3:30 p.m. ET at Memorial Stadium. To accommodate an early arriving crowd, parking lots around the stadium will open at 8 a.m. ET. Fans are again encouraged to ARRIVE EARLY and utilize alternative routes to remaining home games at Memorial Stadium to continue to avoid traffic challenges.

    Fans heeding advice to arrive early and use alternative routes to avoid traffic problems, coupled with efforts by IU Athletics, local law enforcement, the Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT), and its contractors to limit traffic congestion proved very successful for last weekend's home opener, but road construction in and around Bloomington will remain a potential challenge for those driving on game days throughout the rest of the season.

    "We can't thank fans enough for arriving early and using alternative routes for last Saturday's game," said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. "Even though we hosted the largest opening game crowd in 20 years, traffic was extremely smooth. We encourage fans to continue to arrive early, use alternative routes, and avoid traffic jams for the rest of the season."

    The crowd of 41, 549 in attendance for IU football's home opener against the University of Virginia marked the largest crowd for a home opener since the Hoosiers hosted the University of Kentucky on Sept. 21, 1991.

    Early arriving fans can tailgate (and enjoy the extra 50 port-o-lets in and around Memorial Stadium), visit Bloomington's restaurants and taverns, or take in an event on campus. A list of game day activities on the IU Bloomington Campus this Saturday can be found by clicking here.

    Fans are encouraged to ARRIVE EARLY and consult the game day traffic page by clicking here.

    For up-to-date information on football game-day traffic and parking options, go to, or get game-day traffic updates on Twitter @IUTraffic.




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