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Game day traffic flow changes announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ first home football game of 2017 season

Game day traffic flow changes announced for the OHIO Bobcats’ first home football game of 2017 season

ATHENS, OH (Aug. 31, 2017) – Faculty, staff, students and OHIO Bobcat football fans arriving to campus on Saturday, September 2 should be aware of special game day traffic patterns.

Various event set-up activities could also affect area parking and traffic flow throughout the day.

September 2: Traffic Pattern Changes and Road Closures

OHIO's standard game day traffic pattern will go into effect Saturday at 10 a.m. to accommodate the Bobcats' evening home football game. This pattern includes special routes to reach designated game day parking lots and the creation of a vehicle-free pedestrian zone on South Green Drive adjacent to the stadium.

"After fine tuning this process last year, we are confident our game day traffic pattern creates a more open, fan-friendly environment for pedestrians migrating to and from the game, while also removing the hazard of passing vehicular traffic," said OHIO University Chief of Police Andrew Powers.

OHIO Football fans can view detailed game day traffic maps online at

Fans are encouraged to bookmark this site, which can be accessed via smartphone, to help avoid confusion when navigating game day traffic.

Peden Stadium ticket gates Two and Three to be offline for season
Ticket gates two and three will be closed throughout the 2017 football season to accommodate construction of the Sook Academic Center. Additionally, ticket walkways on the interior of the stadium will be more narrow on the north end of the field. Fans are encouraged to use caution and plan accordingly when retrieving tickets from this area.

A reminder regarding the Peden Stadium re-entry policy
In an effort to better enhance and maintain patron security during football games, OHIO has instituted a no re-entry policy for Peden Stadium this season.

Patrons are also encouraged to familiarize themselves with OHIO's prohibited items policy in advance of their arrival http://www.ohiobobcats.com/facilities/peden-stadium/prohibited-items.

"These enhanced security measures are essential for OHIO University to provide the safest possible environment for all event attendees," said OHIO University athletic director Jim Schaus. "It is our commitment to provide attendees with a first-class, safe experience."

For more information about OHIO Athletics efforts to improve the 2017 football game-day experience, please visit: http://ohiobobcats.com/sports/fball/2017-18/releases/20170814dynge4

Additional information about the OHIO Bobcats is available at: http://www.ohiobobcats.com.


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