PULLMAN, Wash. — People coming to the Washington State University campus Saturday (Oct. 30) to enjoy the WSU-USC football game or the Drew Carey Improv All-Stars concert are encouraged to plan ahead to avoid possible traffic and parking problems.

The football kick-off is set for 4 p.m. and the Drew Carey show at Beasley Coliseum is scheduled to begin at 9 p.m. WSU parking and transportation officials are working with Pullman Transit, WSU Athletics and Beasley Performing Arts Coliseum officials to offer alternatives to deal with transportation issues created by the two back-to-back events.

“Having two major events on campus is exciting, and we want to get the word out to people to be ready for the parking and traffic challenges,” said Bridgette Johnson, field operations manager for parking and transportation.

Visitors can use Pullman Transit to reach campus.  Pullman Transit will provide its usual Saturday service along with extra bus service for the football game and the concert.  People may park around the WSU Visitor Center in downtown Pullman and catch the Visitor Center shuttle at the nearby transfer station.  The shuttle stops at the Bookie, Hollingbery Fieldhouse near Beasley Coliseum and Martin Stadium near Wilson Road. Visitor Center shuttle service will begin at 1 p.m. and run continuously until midnight.

For more information on Dad’s Weekend transit service, click on

http://www.wsu.edu/parking/gameday.html call the WSU Visitor Center at (509) 335-8633 or Pullman Transit at (509) 332-6535.

Visitors who want to avoid traffic between the game and the concert may take advantage of several on-campus dining options. The post-game Cougar Food Fair will be held at Hollingbery Fieldhouse, and the Lair in the Compton Union Building will extend its operating hours to 9 p.m. Concessions will also be available at Martin Stadium and Beasley Coliseum.

“We’re expecting great crowds and a full day of football and entertainment,” said Chris Boyan, outreach manager for parking, transportation and the Visitor Center. “Some advance planning, both by local transportation officials and our guests, should go a long way toward making this work out well for everyone.”