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Men's Basketball: Big Monday Traffic Adjustments


By Michael Fragale for WVUsports.com
February 03, 2011 03:55 PM
MORGANTOWN, W.Va. – The West Virginia University Department of Intercollegiate Athletics is making traffic adjustments in an effort to assist fans coming to the Coliseum for the men’s basketball game against Pitt on Monday, Feb. 7.

Starting with the Pitt game, a dedicated lane into the Coliseum for traffic coming off Interstate 79 and up Monongahela Blvd., from Star City, will start at Saratoga Ave. Once in the dedicated lane, traffic will have three opportunities to enter the Coliseum parking lots.

The first opportunity will be by the WVU track and will provide an entrance for fans wanting to park in the $20 general parking area. A second entrance from the dedicated lane will be by the Coliseum Gold Gate to assist fans with gold and blue parking passes. Finally, the third opportunity will be at the stop light by the main Coliseum gate. This entrance will be able to accommodate $20 general parking customers, as well as fans with blue, gold and red lot parking passes.

Fans with parking passes are asked to have them hanging on their car’s rear view mirror so parking attendants can spot them quickly and direct to the proper lot. Fans also are encouraged to tune in to radio frequency 1610 AM for updated parking and traffic information on game days.

“With our ongoing study of traffic patterns into the Coliseum for men’s basketball, we continue to try to make adjustments to best accommodate our fans,” says WVU Associate Athletic Director Michael Szul. “The majority of pregame traffic is coming off the interstate and causing a bottleneck at the main Coliseum entrance. We believe that the dedicated lane with the two additional entrances will help with pregame traffic flow, as it will give fans three entrances into the Coliseum from the Star City side of the building.”

West Virginia’s game with Pitt on Monday is a sellout and tipoff is slated for 7 p.m. WVU is ranked No. 25 and Pitt No. 4.



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