JONESBORO, Ark. (9/4/09) - ASU football fans attending Saturday's season-opener at ASU Stadium against Mississippi Valley State are encouraged to be aware of parking procedures and changes in effect for the 2009 season.
With the addition of the newly-created Red Wolf Run tailgating section, the following procedures will be used to expedite parking during the 2009 season:
Fans holding Purple (Red Wolf Run) parking passes, Yellow (Media) and Green parking passes are asked to enter the lots by turning south on to A Street off of Johnson Avenue.
Fans holding Red, Black, Blue or White parking permits are asked to enter those lots by turning west off of Stadium Boulevard on to Alumni Boulevard.
Fans holding Platinum, Orange and Gold parking permits are asked to enter those lots by turning east on A Street off of University Loop. Fans using these lots should note that access to these lots by turning on A Street off of Johnson Avenue will NOT be permitted.
Fans may also elect to pay $10 to park in two different areas near the stadium. The paid lots may be accessed by turning south on A Street off of Johnson Avenue or by turning west on to Alumni Boulevard off of Stadium Boulevard.
Fans using General Parking are asked to access those lots via Aggie Road and University Loop.
Additionally, there will be a bus provided by JETS that can be used as transportation to and from the stadium by fans wishing to park at the City of Jonesboro parking lot. The lot is located downtown at the intersection of Cate Avenue and Church Street across from the old Mercantile Bank/Union Planters Bank building. The JETS fare will be $1.00 each way, the regular fare for a JETS rider to and from Arkansas State University.
Prior to the game, JETS will load buses at the parking lot at 3:30 p.m., 4:30 p.m. and 5:30 p.m. The buses will unload at the northwest corner of ASU Stadium near gate 11.
Ten minutes following the end of the game, JETS buses will load in the parking lot near gate 11 at ASU Stadium. They will load all fans parked downtown at the intersection of Cate Avenue and Church Street and depart 20 minutes after the game is over.
Because of the large crowd expected for Saturday's season-opener, fans are also encouraged to purchase their tickets early. Season and individual game tickets for ASU's five home games this season remain on sale at the ASU Ticket Office. For more information, contact the ASU Ticket Office at 870-972-ASU1 or the Red Wolf Club at 870-972-2401. Ticket information can also be found online at AStateRedWolves.com.
The ASU Ticket Office will also be open from 10:00 a.m. until 3:00 p.m. on game day. Beginning at 4:00 p.m., ticket booths will be located at each corner of ASU Stadium.