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Tuesday night football game poses traffic concerns

Oct. 31, 2007

KALAMAZOO--Western Michigan University is taking several steps to help alleviate traffic congestion on and around its main campus the evening of Tuesday, Nov. 6, when the WMU football team hosts archrival Central Michigan University.

Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m. at Waldo Stadium, and large numbers of alumni and other fans are expected to gather in designated tailgating areas near the stadium prior to the traditional rivalry.

"All classes Tuesday evening will be held as scheduled, as well as any already scheduled rehearsals in the performing arts or other academic activities," says Lowell Rinker, vice president for business and finance. "We have, however, asked all faculty and staff not to schedule any additional meetings or activities after 4 p.m. Tuesday."

Other steps to alleviate traffic congestion

1. Tailgating areas will not open until 5 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 6. Most of the tailgating areas are used for employee parking during business hours and are full until 5 p.m.

2. Those people who are not attending the game are encouraged to avoid the area around the WMU main campus, especially Stadium Drive and Oakland Drive between 5 and 11 p.m. Tuesday. Please seek alternate routes.

3. Those fans who are attending the game are encouraged to use the parking areas around Lawson Arena and the free shuttle service to and from the stadium.

Good seats are still available for the contest and can be ordered at wmubroncos.com or by calling toll-free (888) 4-WMU-TIX. The game will be televised nationally on ESPN2.

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

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