JP tweet re:grass lots Sat

Discussion in 'Football' started by Cybirdy, Aug 28, 2014.

  1. Cybirdy

    Cybirdy Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    2,417
    549
    113
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +903 / 24 / -0
    @IASTATEAD: Grass parking lots for Saturday may not be available due to rain. Watch for further updates & alternatives from our staff over next day.

    Although Ed Wilson says they will be fine:
    @EdWilsonWX13HD: @IASTATEAD much less rain tomorrow and it looks,dry for game on Saturday. Still muddy on the grass lots Saturday.

    On an unrelated note, anyone else catch that John Sears was the "Cyclone Insider" on the newscast last night--huh?!
     
  2. RubyClone

    RubyClone Active Member

    Mar 21, 2014
    3,111
    17
    38
    Ratings:
    +17 / 0 / -0
     
  3. CapnCy

    CapnCy Well-Known Member

    Jul 6, 2010
    3,233
    57
    48
    Ratings:
    +94 / 1 / -0
    I bet they cancel grass lots...wet earlier this week, soaked today. 4x4 trucks, busses, etc could do A LOT of damage to them for the season.
     
  4. Bret44

    Bret44 Well-Known Member

    Sep 8, 2009
    15,235
    1,221
    113
    Ag Ed Teacher
    Des Moines River Valley
    Ratings:
    +2,593 / 49 / -0
    Half the lots are grass. This will get interesting.
     
  5. snowcraig2.0

    snowcraig2.0 Well-Known Member

    Nov 2, 2007
    7,771
    476
    83
    Male
    Engineer
    Cedar Rapids, IA
    Ratings:
    +637 / 11 / -0
    Need it to be windy tomorrow.
     
  6. Cybirdy

    Cybirdy Well-Known Member

    Sep 10, 2009
    2,417
    549
    113
    Ames
    Ratings:
    +903 / 24 / -0
    I think I will rely on my parking info from JP rather than Ed Wilson. Just like how he offered his opinion, because he would have lots of influence on that decision.
     
  7. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    8,843
    332
    83
    Ratings:
    +940 / 23 / -0
    So, big on campus tailgate with busses and shuttles bringing people in?
     
  8. CycloneGB

    CycloneGB Well-Known Member

    Jul 20, 2010
    2,098
    127
    63
    Ratings:
    +149 / 3 / -0
    Which is exactly why the grass lots would be closed, no?

    What was Wilson getting at with this?
     
  9. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    30,481
    3,281
    113
    Professional Pongid Pundit
    traipsing thru the treetops
    Ratings:
    +8,704 / 160 / -2
    Made me want to puke!

    Side note - this is why we finally upped our donation to park in paved lots. There was one year that the grass lots were not available for 3 of the 6 games...
     
  10. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    30,481
    3,281
    113
    Professional Pongid Pundit
    traipsing thru the treetops
    Ratings:
    +8,704 / 160 / -2
    I don't read tweets well, but I think Wilson was confirming...game day weather good, grass lots muddy...
     
  11. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    23,320
    908
    113
    Male
    Structural Engineer
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +2,061 / 51 / -0
    I hope he offers somewhat of an alternative for folks. Trust me, he wants those lots open as bad as we do. That's a lot of cash at 20 bucks a pop.
     
  12. CyGrad04

    CyGrad04 Member

    Sep 16, 2011
    30
    2
    8
    Ratings:
    +2 / 0 / -0
    Hopefully they don't close the grass lots! I can only remember them closing G7 once (2009?), and they let about 15 cars in before they closed it. Luckily our 4 vehicles were the first ones in the lot and they didn't kick us out.
     
  13. Clonehomer

    Clonehomer Well-Known Member

    Apr 11, 2006
    8,843
    332
    83
    Ratings:
    +940 / 23 / -0
    I'd be worried about the assigned grass lots before the public lots. With donations, those are more than $20 a pop.
     
  14. wartknight

    wartknight Well-Known Member

    Mar 24, 2006
    6,733
    170
    63
    Ratings:
    +170 / 0 / -0
    Season opener for UNI a few years back the grass lots were closed. Parked at Kmart and walked. Had done that before but not with a 3 and 1 year old. Won't do that again
     
  15. mj4cy

    mj4cy Asst. Regional Manager
    Staff Member

    Mar 28, 2006
    23,320
    908
    113
    Male
    Structural Engineer
    Ankeny
    Ratings:
    +2,061 / 51 / -0

    Good point. Maybe more lots on campus open up. Otherwise, I don't know what the plan will be or if people just have to fend for themselves.
     
  16. IcSyU

    IcSyU Well-Known Member

    Nov 27, 2007
    25,141
    1,121
    113
    Rochester, MN
    Ratings:
    +1,380 / 30 / -0
    I'd bet on parking at the MU or the bigger lots on campus and CyRide being used to move people back and forth.
     
  17. CycloneErik

    CycloneErik Well-Known Member

    Jan 31, 2008
    74,857
    4,178
    113
    Grad Student
    Jamerica
    Ratings:
    +9,139 / 219 / -0
    K-Mart shuttle, maybe?
     
  18. ImJustKCClone

    ImJustKCClone Well-Known Member

    Jun 18, 2013
    30,481
    3,281
    113
    Professional Pongid Pundit
    traipsing thru the treetops
    Ratings:
    +8,704 / 160 / -2
    We see a lot of people walking to/from the Hyvee parking lot; it's a little closer than KMart...
     
  19. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

    Jun 14, 2007
    6,991
    268
    83
    Male
    Des Moines
    Ratings:
    +606 / 64 / -0
    It bites the big one when grass lots are closed. Really reduces the pregame festivities for many. There wa more than one game during a season not long ago, that lots were closed. We ended up parking/tailgating at PEB parking lot on campus for the UNI game that year. . Definately not the same experience.
     
  20. NickTheGreat

    NickTheGreat Well-Known Member

    Jan 17, 2012
    7,081
    238
    63
    Enginerd
    Johnston
    Ratings:
    +637 / 26 / -0
    It sucks balls when they close the lots. I remember the 2009 UNI game, and luckily we got relocated spots, but it was in no way, shape or form a place able to be tailgated in :sad:
     

Share This Page