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    Parking at the game...Make room...

    I normally show up earlier to the game but twice this year I have showed up 1.5 hrs before the game starts. In both cases the harassment for wanting to park in a spot (or drive to an empty one) has been awful. Nobody has any right to the driving lane or a parking spot they are not paying for. Remarks such as you did not show up early enough or you must be a hawk is silly.

    I do not mind if people are in a parking spot or the driving lane. Yet, there is no reason anyone should ridicule someone for showing up to a game and park. This is not polite behavior and under no circumstances this would be tolerated anywhere else. It does not matter if it is a football game. Try this at grocery store or a Walmart and see how silly this behavior is.


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Get there earlier?



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    We show up either an hour before the game or 1.5 hours before, and haven't had a problem yet. That sounds strange.


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Quote Originally Posted by Incyte View Post
    Get there earlier?
    Get out of the way?


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    I agree with you.....the blocking of driving lanes in the parking lots is ridiculous. To get harassed for asking that there simply be a lane wide enough for a vehicle to go through is even more ridiculous.



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    I went to the UConn game and they packed the cars in like sardines....it sucked for the tailgating environment. No space whatsoever. I like that ISU is a little more liberal with the parking.

    I agree that they should let you drive by though....



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    I never have that problem when I arrive late.
    But, it might be because I tailgate with this bad boy.


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Has happened to me several times when we arrive an hour or so before kickoff. UT game I had a person yell at me to get there earlier while we were just asking them to step out of the middle of the lane, he was standing. My son had a youth fb game that morning and was the reason we showed up just under an hour early. My kid's game comes first in my family.

    Also, have seen many 4 parking space tents. Doesn't bother me while there is room, but most of time they will bark at you when you say you need a spot because the rest are full.



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    You know it's gonna be crowded, get there earlier.



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    You know it's gonna be crowded, get there earlier.
    That's fine, but people shouldn't be taking up multiple parking spaces with tents and chairs. You buy ONE parking pass, for ONE space. If you have purchased additional parking passes, to allow for the use of additional spaces, great! But I highly doubt that is the situation with the majority of those in the parking lots.



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Quote Originally Posted by BCClone View Post
    Has happened to me several times when we arrive an hour or so before kickoff. UT game I had a person yell at me to get there earlier while we were just asking them to step out of the middle of the lane, he was standing. My son had a youth fb game that morning and was the reason we showed up just under an hour early. My kid's game comes first in my family.

    Also, have seen many 4 parking space tents. Doesn't bother me while there is room, but most of time they will bark at you when you say you need a spot because the rest are full.
    This is my biggest concern because the kid events are going to start becoming an issue and getting at the game within an hour of starting feels like one big pain in the butt. That and the fact that I get the look that I am the one being an *** (which I may be at times but I do not do this to people looking to park).


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Asking a bunch of half drunk people to get out of your way doesn't always go so well. It sucks-just have to grin and bear it.



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    The times I have to park a car about an hour to 90 minutes before kickoff, I park at the MU parking ramp and walk to JTS. Costs less (about $8) and less hassle.


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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Quote Originally Posted by ISUAlum05 View Post
    You know it's gonna be crowded, get there earlier.
    Why? Should people that show up to watch the game be told to go home or park elsewhere because someone needs more room to tailgate?



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    Re: Parking at the game...Make room...

    Quote Originally Posted by notoriouslfb View Post
    I normally show up earlier to the game but twice this year I have showed up 1.5 hrs before the game starts. In both cases the harassment for wanting to park in a spot (or drive to an empty one) has been awful. Nobody has any right to the driving lane or a parking spot they are not paying for. Remarks such as you did not show up early enough or you must be a hawk is silly.

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    totally agree. people are ********. I now park a mile away and walk. Saw some of the grass lots not even close to empty and the game had started.


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