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Auburn preps for massive swells of Iron Bowl fans, parking plan announced

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As the countdown for the highly anticipated 2013 Iron Bowl begins, Auburn University is preparing for massive swells of sports fans to inundate the area during Thanksgiving week.

Below is a media release of the University's parking plan for Iron Bowl 2013.

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FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Nov. 12, 2013

Auburn Announces Iron Bowl Parking Plan

Hayfield Lot RVs May Remain Parked Through Thanksgiving Week

AUBURN, Ala. – The Auburn Athletics Department has announced the following parking plan for the 2013 Iron Bowl to help accommodate fans during the Thanksgiving holiday week.

 

IRON BOWL PARKING

  • RV's parked in the Hayfields for the Georgia game must vacate the hayfields on Sunday, Nov. 17
  • Hayfield lots will open on Saturday, Nov. 23 from 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. for fans wanting to park, but not occupy their RV's (see more information below)
  • Hayfield lots will reopen and remain open on Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.
  • The SRV lot will open for football permit RV parking at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • The East Coliseum RV lot will open for football permit RV parking at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • At 6 a.m. on Friday, Nov. 29 campus will open for tailgating. Reserved game day parking lots will open at 8 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30. 
  • Any flagging set-up prior to Friday at 6 a.m. will be removed by Auburn University public safety officials.

 

PARKING IN THE HAYFIELDS

  • RV's must remain unoccupied from Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m. until lots reopen at 8 a.m. on Wednesday, Nov. 27.
  • The Hayfields will be barricaded on Saturday, Nov. 23 at 3 p.m., and no additional RV's will be allowed to enter the hayfields until Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.
  • Auburn public safety officials will monitor the Hayfields, however all RV's are parked at their own risk and Auburn University encourages all fans to secure their property.
  • In order to accommodate as many RVs as possible, flagging for the Alabama game will not be permitted until Wednesday, Nov. 27 at 8 a.m.  Approximately 50' x 20' of space is appropriate per RV.  Any excessive flagging will be removed by Auburn University public safety officials.

 

CAR PARKING PASSES

There are many free car parking spaces available throughout the Auburn campus.  There are additional options for reserved, general public paid parking spaces.

 

Auburn vs. Alabama Timeline

Saturday, 11/17/13 – Saturday, 11/30/13

 

Sunday, November 17, 2013

4:00 p.m.                                            RV's must vacate the Hayfields

 

Saturday, November 23, 2013

11 a.m. – 3 p.m.                               Hayfields available for RV parking

 

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

5:00 p.m.                                            University closed for Thanksgiving Holiday

7:00 p.m.                                            Auburn Men's Basketball vs. Tennessee State (Auburn Arena)

                                                                NOTE: East Coliseum, Stadium Deck, and Corner of Donahue and War Eagle Way OPEN

 

Wednesday, November 27, 2013

6:00 a.m.                                             East Coliseum lot closed for football reserved parking

6:00 a.m.                                             SRV lot closed for football reserved parking

8:00 a.m.                                             Hayfields open for RV parking (Hayfield restrooms open)

10:00 a.m.                                          SRV lot open for football permit RV parking

10:00 a.m.                                          East Coliseum lot open for football permit RV parking

 

Friday, November 29, 2013

6:00 a.m.                                             Campus open for tailgating (Hayfield, Allison Lab, CDV restrooms open)

Noon                                                     Friday Football Luncheon (Lettermen's Lounge)

2 – 6 p.m.                                            Downtown Auburn "Blue Friday" Event - www.ironbowlthanksgiving.com

2:00 p.m.                                            Dorms re-open to residents

2 - 6 p.m.                                             Jordan-Hare Stadium Locker Room Tours

6:00 p.m.                                            Auburn Baseball Homerun Derby (Plainsman Park)

                                                                NOTE: Arena Lot and Stadium Deck OPEN until 10 p.m.

6:00 p.m.                                            Autumn Nights Downtown Event – Pep Rally and live music (Band:

Swingin' Medallions)

 

Saturday, November 30, 2013

8:00 a.m.                                             All athletics-controlled parking lots open

 

TBD                                                        Auburn Arena Ticket Office Will Call open (Arena – 1st Floor)

                                                                Lovelace Hall of Honor open (Use main arena entrance)

                                                                AU Team Shop inside Auburn Arena open

 

4 hours prior to kick-off                 Game Day Tiger Transit service begins

                                                                Tiger Tailgate at Plainsman Park open (open to the public)

                                                                Coca-Cola Tiger Fan Fest open (Nichols Center lawn)

 

2 hours prior to kick-off                 Jordan-Hare Stadium gates open

Stadium Box Office Will Call open (West Ticket Booth)

Tiger Walk

The Auburn IMG Sports Network coverage of Auburn football begins with the Red Diamond Tiger Tailgate Show live from Plainsman Park

 

1:30 hours prior to kick-off          Spirit March and Pep Rally

 

TBD                                                        Kickoff Auburn vs. Alabama

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