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Fans: Plan ahead for driving, parking at football game Aug. 31

The University of Toledo Athletic Department announced parking lot information on campus for the football season opener Thursday, Aug. 31.

The Rockets will host Elon at 7 p.m. in the Glass Bowl. Gates will open at 5:30 p.m.

With classes in session, fans are advised to arrive on campus at least one hour before kickoff.

Fans also should be aware that due to construction, traffic on Bancroft Street near campus is one-lane in both directions. Using alternate routes to parking lots via Secor Road, Dorr Street and Douglas Road is strongly advised.

Some parking lots will be restricted in preparation for the game. The following parking areas near the Glass Bowl will be closed to general public, employee and student parking, and are available by parking pass only on game day: lots 5, 6, 9, 10, 18, 28. Parking lots 3 and 4 will close at noon to general public, employee and student parking.

New this year, parking fees will not be collected in general admission parking areas, which can be found in lots 1, 2, 12, 13, 19, 20, 25 and 26, as well as the east and west parking ramps.

Fans are encouraged to arrive by 6 p.m. to locate the best possible parking spaces.

Access to the ticket office at Savage Arena will be permitted from 8:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. on game day. Fans should access the ticket office via lot 4 off Douglas Road. The box office at the Glass Bowl will open at 3 p.m.

For tickets, call 419.530.GOLD (4653) or order online at UTRockets.com.

Tickets are half-off for UT employees and retirees, and UT students are admitted free to home games with ID.