TRAFFIC UPDATE: Arrive Early for the Northwestern Game

    Go Hoosiers! Arrive early for Saturday's noon Homecoming start against Northwestern.
    Go Hoosiers!
    Arrive early for Saturday's noon Homecoming start against Northwestern.
    Go Hoosiers!

    Oct. 27, 2011

    BLOOMINGTON, Ind. - The Indiana University football team hosts Northwestern for Homecoming on Saturday at noon EDT. To accommodate an early arriving crowd, parking lots around the stadium will open at 7 a.m. 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 the first four home games, 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 to alleviate traffic problems," said Indiana University Vice President and Director of Intercollegiate Athletics Fred Glass. "We encourage fans to continue to arrive early, use alternative routes, and avoid traffic jams for the rest of the season."

    The Indiana University men's basketball team will hold its Haunted Hall of Hoops right after the game in Assembly Hall. Admission is free. Doors to Branch McCracken Court will open 30 minutes following the conclusion of the football game.

    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. View list of game day activities on the IU Bloomington Campus this Saturday.

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

    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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