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Tailgating rules enforced in student lots

Oct. 29, 2008

KALAMAZOO--Following several complaints of violations, Western Michigan University is stepping up enforcement of tailgating rules in two campus parking lots frequently used by students.

Tailgating areas under increased scrutiny are Lot 13, on Western Avenue next to the Student Recreation Center, and Lot 88, on Oakland Drive next to the Kalamazoo Center for Medical Studies. Lot 88 has been the focal point of most recent complaints.

Beginning with the Saturday, Nov. 1, football contest versus Eastern Michigan, hours for Lots 13 and 88 will be strictly enforced. Both lots will open at 11:30 a.m., and everyone will be asked to leave by the 2 p.m. start of the game. Also, no one on foot will be allowed to enter Lot 13 or 88 prior to the game.

Posted tailgating rules

  • Tailgating is permitted from two-and-one-half hours prior to kickoff to the start of the game and for one hour after the game.
  • Tailgating is not permitted during the game or at half time.
  • No glass containers.
  • No couches or upholstered furniture.
  • No kegs, half barrels, pony kegs or other common alcohol containers.
  • No oversized trucks.
  • One parking space per vehicle.
  • Violators will be removed and may face criminal prosecution.

Visit wmich.edu/tailgate for more information.

Media contact: Thom Myers, (269) 387-8400, thom.myers@wmich.edu

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