Football: WVU-Bowling Green Game Day Information
- By Shannon McNamara
- September 27, 2011 11:09 AM
October 1, 2011
Kickoff: 3:35 p.m.
Gates Open: 2 p.m.
Tickets are still available for Saturday’s game against Bowling Green. To order, log-on to WVUGAME.com, stop by the Mountaineer Ticket Office in the WVU Coliseum or call 1-800-WVU GAME.
Fans can pick up will call orders at the North end of the stadium beginning at 1:30 p.m., on Saturday.
Tickets for WVU students will be issued on a game-by-game basis to students who register at WVUGAME.com and print out a ticket no earlier than six days before game day. There is no charge for student tickets, and students must show their ticket and valid ID for entrance. No student tickets will be available at the stadium.
A reminder: all persons regardless of age require a ticket for admittance to WVU football games.
A limited number of Purple Lot (Areas 52 and 61 behind Sheetz on Route 705), Gold Lot (Area 72, adjacent to the Facilities Management Building in front of ERC/Towers) and Burgundy Lot (Prete Building on University Avenue) parking spaces still remain. Those spaces can be purchased on game day for $20 for cars. Buses and RVs are not permitted in these lots.
Game day bus passes will be sold in the Green Lot (off Van Voorhis Road) for $80. Recreational vehicles can park in the Green Lot for $115, and in the WVU Coliseum lots for $80. The Mountaineer Station parking garage in the Green Lot also will be available to cars only for $40, as is the Blue Auxillory Lot (Centra Bank Health Department). There are 500 parking spaces available in this garage.
Recreational vehicles may enter the WVU Coliseum and general Blue Lot at 8 a.m. on Friday, and the Green, Red, front row Blue and front row Light Blue Lots at 3 p.m., on Friday. No cars will be admitted to parking areas until 7 a.m., on Saturday. Front-row RV parking in the Light Blue Lot is now reserved. Front row RVs must be parked by 7 a.m. on Saturday; general RVs must be parked two hours before kickoff.
Small tents may be erected in designated areas only and may not be larger than 12’ by 12’. A parking permit for the designated lot is required to erect a tent and the vehicle must be parked adjacent to the tent. Tents may only be erected after 7 a.m. on game day.
Disabled parking will be strictly enforced. Disabled parking is available for single-game purchase ($30) on a limited basis at the WVU Law School (Brown Lot); accessible vans will provide transportation from that lot and the Blue Lot to the stadium gates.
Permit holders will be required to have the following: WVU issued color-coded parking permit, valid state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate, valid state-issued disabled parking registration card and photo ID of the disabled permit holder (the photo ID must match the disabled parking registration card). Disabled permit holder must be in the vehicle and will be required to park in the spots reserved for disabled parking only. This will be strictly enforced.
A disabled-accessible shuttle bus will begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 1 p.m., and provide return service after the game.
Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the WVU Coliseum.
Parking information can be found on game day on Monongalia County’s Radio Notification Station,1610AM WQLM.
Controlled Beer Sales
Controlled beer sales, operated by Sodexo, can be found along the concourses inside the gates. Alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the stadium, nor taken out of the stadium.
Fans serving as their group’s designated driver are encouraged to sign-up at booths located inside the stadium. They will receive a wristband and a coupon for a free soda.
The Mountaineer Mantrip, a team walk, will take place before each home game. The walk will begin when the team is dropped off approximately 2 hours and 20 minutes before kickoff at the corner of the WVU Medical Center and Don Nehlen Drive. Fans are encouraged to line the bike path between the Light Blue and Blue Lots. The walk will end with the team entering the stadium at the entrance of the Northeast gate.
Fans can visit the Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions in the Puskar Center throughout the season. Fans can enter through the Puskar Center doors at 11:30 a.m., and the center and DJB HOT will close to fans at 1:30 p.m. The DJB HOT will re-open until halftime once the gates open, and fans can enter through doors in the South concourse.
Fans are encouraged to call (304) 293-FANS or text AID to 94597 for stadium assistance. Both services are available on game day only.
Stadium re-entry passes will not be issued for the 2011 season.
No vehicles will be permitted to enter Don Nehlen Drive (formerly Willowdale Drive) from Route 705 after home football games. Both lanes on Don Nehlen Drive will be used for stadium traffic to exit the area. Also, no parking will be permitted on Don Nehlen Drive. Elmer Prince Drive will permit bus traffic only.
Fans traveling on I-79 should access the stadium via the University Avenue or Pierpont Road exits off I-68. Long delays are expected around the Star City area.
Please note that primary routes have priority during postgame traffic. Please stay on primary routes postgame. Secondary routes will be held until priority routes are cleared.
Central Cab shuttle buses begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 1 p.m., and run until approximately one hour after the game. Cost is $4.00 round trip.
MountainLine buses will run from the Mountaineer Mall. MountainLine stadium service will begin at 1:30 p.m., and will run at least one hour following the game. After pickup at the mall, the shuttle also will pickup at the Walnut St. parking garage; postgame drop-off for those that parked at the garage will be on High Street. Cost is $3.00 round trip; fans with a parking garage pay stub will ride for free. Children 3 and under also ride free.
The PRT will run from 9:30 a.m., until one hour after the game. There is no charge for PRT service on game days.
The following items are prohibited at Milan Puskar Stadium: gym bags, backpacks/school bags, large purses (exceeding 12” x 12” x 12”), coolers, alcoholic beverages, weapons and laser pointers.
The following items will be searched and are permitted into Milan Puskar Stadium: diaper bags, average size purses, small purses and fanny packs. A size-wise box is available at each gate and guest services location to determine if a bag is permitted. All personal items will be inspected. An express lane is available at the east, west and north gates for those fans entering Milan Puskar Stadium who are not carrying items into the game.
Video cameras, with the intent of non-commercial use, are permitted. The cameras must not exceed 12” x 12” x 12”.
Banners and signs, except those associated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, are not permitted at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The FAA regional office will allow no VFR air navigation near the stadium, except for law enforcement and medical aircraft.
No hard containers or umbrellas are permitted inside Milan Puskar Stadium. Only unopened plastic containers of soft drinks and water will be permitted. No open containers will be permitted into the stadium.
Baby strollers are not permitted in the seating areas. Fans can check their strollers at Guest Services in the South concourse of the stadium.
Due to the University smoking policy, smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas at the West, Southwest, East and North gates. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas inside the stadium.
As in the past, external speakers and/or commercial cargo-type rental trucks (U-Haul, Hertz, Ryder) will not be permitted in University parking lots during home football games. Complaints from fans and nearby residents, as well as the hospital’s close proximity, have brought about this policy.
Absolutely no soliciting of any kind is allowed at Milan Puskar Stadium or in the parking lots adjacent to the stadium.
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Ruby Memorial Hospital will be closed to the general public during West Virginia home football games. Staff and families of patients will need to obtain passes in advance to gain admission to the hospital during games. Hospital personnel called to work on an emergency basis should alert the state police by calling *SP on their cell phones as they approach the hospital. Emergency traffic should access the hospital via Elmer Prince Drive.