BLACKSBURG - Tomorrow (Wednesday) will mark the last chance for Hokie fans to get a glimpse of the 2012 Tech football team before its season opener (Sept. 3) when the team hosts its final open scrimmage of preseason camp. With Wednesday also being the first day of campus move-in, parking will be an issue.
Tech’s practice will start at 4 p.m. inside Lane Stadium with the scrimmage beginning at or right after 4:30 p.m. Fans are encouraged to attend, but must sit in the west stands and no videotaping is permitted.
As for parking, since it’s move-in time, no visitor parking pass will be needed. The Coliseum lot will be a 30-minute unloading lot and violators will be ticketed. Washington Street will also be made one-way for move-in traffic, so fans are advised to enter campus on Southgate Drive. Parking Services has asked that all fans and media coming to attend the scrimmage either park in the Chicken Hill Lot or Lot 4 (softball/track). The South End Zone Lot is also open, but serves as a commuter lot and may be full. All attending must park in LEGAL parking spots and those parking in handicap spots or on the grass will be towed.
Here’s the full email from Parking Services:
From August 22-25 (Wednesday-Saturday), over 9,000 students and their families will be arriving at Virginia Tech to check into the residence halls. This will cause a significant change in parking and traffic patterns on campus. During the four days of check-in, streets and parking lots closest to the residence halls will be designated as “30 minute unloading zones” and reserved for resident student move-in only (and not for faculty and staff use). These areas include the following parking lots:
The following streets will also be affected:
South side of the Drillfield (both sides of the road) from Sandy Hall to the Library
Please do not park in these areas.
ALL vehicles parked in these areas, other than for the purpose of unloading, will have to be ticketed in order to provide space for the move-in process.
Additionally, Washington Street will become a one-way road. Traffic on Washington Street will be allowed to move from west to east (from the Coliseum toward Kent Street & downtown Blacksburg). We expect very slow moving traffic along this corridor and strongly recommend avoiding Washington Street during these days (August 22-25).
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