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WMU readies for "Tuesday Night Tussle" with archrival

Nov. 2, 2007

KALAMAZOO--President John M. Dunn calls upon all members of the Western Michigan University community "to wear brown and gold or Bronco sportswear Tuesday, Nov. 6, as a demonstration of school pride."

WMU's football team takes on archrival Central Michigan University beginning at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in Waldo Stadium. Large numbers of alumni and other fans are expected to gather in designated tailgating areas near the stadium prior to the traditional rivalry.

Tuesday night game poses traffic concerns

To help alleviate traffic congestion on and around the WMU main campus in Kalamazoo, the University is seeking the cooperation of students and the public.

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.

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.

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.

All classes will be held as scheduled

"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 as part of our efforts to alleviate traffic congestion."

Good seats are still available

Tickets 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.

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

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