The TSSAA high school football championship series games will be hosted on our campus Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Dec. 5, 6 and 7, and faculty, students and staff will see one major change in parking arrangements this year.
You will see parking teams monitoring lots and collecting money on the perimeter of campus. For instance, teams will be stationed at 7th Street if you are entering on Peachtree Avenue. Visitors will pay a TSSAA parking fee, but all faculty, staff and students with university hangtags will be waved through.
“We appreciate everyone on campus allowing us to host this event,” said Melinda Keifer, a member of the event steering committee. “We simply couldn’t do it without student organizations and individual students volunteering. They are great ambassadors for your campus, and this event would not be successful without their efforts.”
The campus community is encouraged to make alternate plans about arriving and parking on campus during the Thursday and Friday sessions. All parking lots and spaces on the stadium side of University Drive will be converted to paid or reserved parking during the event. This area extends from Walton House to beyond the baseball stadium and north to 12th Street. It will include the large lots behind the library and between the Hooper Eblen Center and Tucker Stadium, as well as areas around Johnson, Foster and Bryan Fine Arts buildings.
All faculty/staff lots that are not reserved will be available to students as open parking with a current student parking permit on Thursday and Friday, Dec. 5 and 6.
For a map and more information about shuttle service through CATS, visit http://www.tntech.edu/police/tssaaparking/.