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    Question about the game on Thurs...

    How early should I plan on getting to Ames to make sure I'm in my seat before kickoff. I know traffic around JTS is going to suck, but I can't get off work much earlier than I already am and I'm traveling about 2 hours to get there (between CR and Cedar Falls).

    Originally thought kickoff was 7 PM and not 6:30 PM. Coming with family and will probably be parking in the grass lots or wherever we can find a spot. Just thought I'd ask, since I haven't been able to make it to a game since the 2004 OT loss to Missouri. Thanks in advance.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    We will be coming from the south and really don't plan on any additional problems (traffic from Des Moines to Ankeny is always a problem that time of day). The officers always keep traffic moving and controlled. Hopefully weather won't affect grass lots



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Quote Originally Posted by CY22 View Post
    How early should I plan on getting to Ames to make sure I'm in my seat before kickoff. I know traffic around JTS is going to suck, but I can't get off work much earlier than I already am and I'm traveling about 2 hours to get there (between CR and Cedar Falls).

    Originally thought kickoff was 7 PM and not 6:30 PM. Coming with family and will probably be parking in the grass lots or wherever we can find a spot. Just thought I'd ask, since I haven't been able to make it to a game since the 2004 OT loss to Missouri. Thanks in advance.
    So you know, of course, if we lose everyone will blame you, right?

    Oh, and obligatory "Fire Messingham" comment.

    With the weather the way it's going to be on Thursday, the turnout may be later-arriving and a weekday game means less tailgating. If it was me I'd just make sure I could get to town by 5:15 or so in order to have 30 minutes to find a parking spot and another 45 to walk to stadium, etc. But that's absolute minimum.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Quote Originally Posted by JP4CY View Post
    Don't see any time allotted for Tip-Top?!?!
    You should plan on getting to Ames at 6:00. am.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Quote Originally Posted by CYUL8R View Post
    So you know, of course, if we lose everyone will blame you, right?
    Yeah, already faced some joking about this for watching the Iowa game this year. Watched it at a sports bar with a friend, walked in and less than a minute later Hawks scored first TD. Left after Iowa made it 27-7, when we got home (had only been about 10 minutes to get home) friend checked the score on his phone and saw it was now 27-21 with a few minutes to play.

    Figured if I had just not watched the game we could be 2-1 right now. Wait, scratch that, watched the UNI game too. So if I lock myself in a room maybe we're 3-0



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    Please post a picture of yourself so we can make sure you don't get into the game. We will send somebody by the tree you're tied up to with score updates.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Shouldn't be much different than a typical game, though I think traffic will skew heavier later, as not everyone can take the afternoon off work to tailgate, so the 5-6:30 traffic will be a bit heavier than the usual.

    But there will also be fewer folks coming just to tailgate and not go in than there were for, say, the Iowa or UNI games, too.


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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Quote Originally Posted by CY22 View Post
    How early should I plan on getting to Ames to make sure I'm in my seat before kickoff. I know traffic around JTS is going to suck, but I can't get off work much earlier than I already am and I'm traveling about 2 hours to get there (between CR and Cedar Falls).

    Originally thought kickoff was 7 PM and not 6:30 PM. Coming with family and will probably be parking in the grass lots or wherever we can find a spot. Just thought I'd ask, since I haven't been able to make it to a game since the 2004 OT loss to Missouri. Thanks in advance.
    If you're coming in on 30 and want to miss some of the traffic delays around the stadium you could park at the Gateway Hotel (south of 30 on University). If there is backup to get off of 30, the quickest way might be to drive down to South Dakota Avenue, turn around and get back on 30, then take the University exit. Its maybe a mile walk from the Gateway to the stadium.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    Quote Originally Posted by CycloneGB View Post
    Please post a picture of yourself so we can make sure you don't get into the game. We will send somebody by the tree you're tied up to with score updates.
    If I agree do I get coupons or clone cones?



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    I'm off work at 5 and meeting my dad in ames (coming from Saint Paul). no tailgating for me. if it rains I think there will be plenty of parking for us.



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    Re: Question about the game on Thurs...

    You should plan on hitting the Ames city limits by 5 to make sure you will make it to your seats by kickoff.

    Since your last game you can expect around 10,000 more people trying to make it to the game with a large number of them coming in the last hour and a half because they could not get off of work early. Add in the normal commuter traffic and the city streets will be a parking lot right before the game.


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