Football: Rutgers Game Day Information

  • By Shannon McNamara
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  • November 30, 2010 10:55 AM
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Rutgers Game Information
December 4, 2010
Kickoff: Noon
Gates Open: 10:30 a.m.


Tickets still remain for Saturday’s game against Rutgers. 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 10 a.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 Gold Lot (Area 72, adjacent to the Facilities Management Building in front of ERC/Towers) and the Purple Lot (Areas 52 and 61 behind Sheetz on Route 705) 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 $50. Recreational vehicles can park in the Green Lot for $100, and in the WVU Coliseum lots for $40. The Mountaineer Station parking garage in the Green Lot also will be available to cars only for $40. There are 500 parking spaces available in this garage.

Game day passes for cars only will be sold in the Light Green for $40.

Recreational vehicles may enter the WVU Coliseum at 8 a.m., and the Green Lot at 3 p.m., Friday. All other recreational vehicles may enter lots for which they hold a pass starting at 6 p.m., Friday; no cars will be admitted to parking areas until 7 a.m., Saturday. All RVs must now be parked three hours prior to kickoff. Once traffic begins to exit a lot, no cars will be admitted into that parking area until 6 a.m., Sunday.

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.

ADA parking will be strictly enforced. ADA parking is available for single-game purchase ($20) 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 ADA parking placard or license plate, valid state-issued disabled parking registration card and photo ID of the ADA permit holder (the photo ID must match the ADA parking registration card). ADA permit holder will be required to park in the spots reserved for ADA parking only. This will be strictly enforced.

An ADA shuttle bus will begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 9:30 a.m., and provide return service after the game.

Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the WVU Coliseum.

Fan Experience
There will not be Fan Festival in the Caperton Indoor Practice Facility for the 2010 season. Fans can visit the Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions in the Puskar Center. Doors will open at 8 a.m., and close at 10 a.m.

Stadium Reentry
Stadium reentry passes will be issued at the end of the first quarter. Ticket holders who leave will receive a reentry check, which must be presented, along with a ticket stub, for readmittance at any time.

Traffic Information
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.

Central Cab shuttle buses begin leaving the Coliseum at 9:30 a.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 10 a.m., and will run at least one hour following the game. Cost is $3.00 round trip; children 3 and under ride free.

The PRT will run from 8:30 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 will not be permitted in the seating, aisle, portal and restroom sections of the stadium. Smoking is permitted in the concourse area.

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.