The official what time does tailgating open thread

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  1. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I've read about a 100 different things. What times do the parking lots officially open on Thursday for the first game.
     
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    #2 cyclonedave25, Aug 24, 2010
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    6 hours before kickoff, or 7am, whichever is earlier, for donor lots. So, 7 am for donor lots. For public lots, like the student section, 6 hours before.
     
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  3. dmclone

    dmclone Well-Known Member

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    I think this is only correct on Saturday games. I think it's different for the Thursday game.
     
  4. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    Not for the Thursday game. I park in G7, and we showed up about 7 hrs before kick off last year and they wouldnt let us in until 6hrs prior.

    Every other game followed that 6 hours or 6am rule.
     
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  5. cyclonedave25

    cyclonedave25 Well-Known Member

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    Good point. I would say 6 hours before, at the latest. During the previous Thursday night games, I used to walk to the student lots 6 hours before kickoff and would see people already tailgating in the concrete lots.
     
  6. CycloneYoda

    CycloneYoda Well-Known Member

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    "I've read about a 100 different things. What times do the parking lots officially open on Thursday for the first game."



    10 days ago.
     
  7. Ms3r4ISU

    Ms3r4ISU Well-Known Member

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    From 2009 gameday policy brochure:
    For weekend games, NCC lots will open at 7:00 a.m. or 6 hours prior to kickoff, whichever is earlier.
    All general public parking lots open 6 hours prior to kickoff.

    With opening game little more than a week away, one would think the 2010 gameday policy would be available online by now ....
     
  8. isuno1fan

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    On the parking pass it says lots open at 1pm Thursday. Same as it has always been for the Thursday opener FWIW.
     
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  9. Tank

    Tank Well-Known Member

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    Will there be any Cyclone Fanatic tailgaiting areas? I am driving up from Warrensburg, MO for this game with my wife and 3 year old son (1st time to JT for him) and have nobody to tailgate with. PM me if there are any and I'll bring some beer!!!!
     
  10. majorcyfan

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    THE PARKING PASSES FOR RESERVED PARKING THAT I PAID $50 FOR SAY ABSOLUTELY NOTHING EVER ABOUT OPENING TIME ON ANY PART OF THE PARKING PASSES AND SINCE I CALLED THE OFFICE
    \\\\\\ THIS IS FOR ALL GAMES, PERIOD\\\\\

    6 hours before kickoff, or 7am, whichever is earlier, for donor lots. So, 7 am for donor lots.
     
  11. Al_4_State

    Al_4_State Well-Known Member

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    I park in a donor lot, and no one was let in before noon last year for the Thursday game.
     
  12. alarson

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    I pulled up around noon to s4 last year and plenty of people were already in the lots...
     
  13. majorcyfan

    majorcyfan Well-Known Member

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    #13 majorcyfan, Aug 24, 2010
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    I was in at 7:00 am, parked and left in s-5

    IF YOU DON'T BELIEVE....CALL THE OFFICE AND COMPLAIN AND VERIFY WHAT I'M SAYING IS TRUE. IT HASN'T CHANGED
     
  14. Al_4_State

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    Obviously the University is discriminating against donor levels here (not complaining).

    G7 was not open until 6hrs prior. Everyone who got in early was in a more expensive lot.

    Maybe some donor lots are open early, but G7 isn't.
     
  15. isuno1fan

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    The perforated sheet that includes all the parking passes has a verbage section that does, in fact, say the lots open at 1pm for the Thursday night opener.

    Truth.

    If you show up at 7am you will be waiting for 6 hrs to get in if it is a donor lot.
     
  16. isuno1fan

    isuno1fan Well-Known Member

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    Don't make me scan the parking pass sheet to prove you wrong.

    Stop yelling BTW.
     
  17. hawkeyeh8r

    hawkeyeh8r Well-Known Member

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    someone sounds angry
     
  18. isuno1fan

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    Here it is for all. Notice item #4. 1pm.

    Case closed.
     
  19. isuno1fan

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    FYI...you'll have to detach that and blow it up to actually read item 4, but trust me it says 1pm.

    OR

    You could just look at your own parking pass sheet.
     
  20. Steve

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    If (actually when) traffic starts backing up, expect the 1 pm opening to be a moving target.
     

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