PULLMAN, Wash. – With five wins this season raising the specter of possible post-season play, the Washington State University Cougar football team will take the field at 12:30 p.m. this Saturday, Nov. 23, hosting the Utes of the University of Utah in the final home game of the 2013 season at Martin Stadium.
Shortly before Saturday’s kickoff, WSU will recognize 19 seniors who will be playing their final game in Martin Stadium. Tickets to the game remain available online at wsucougars.com, by phone at 1-800-GO-COUGS or through the WSU Athletic Ticket Office in person each weekday between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.
Fans and visitors arriving for the game Saturday should remember that a number of changes are in the works at Martin Stadium. The most prominent feature of the west end of the stadium is the construction of WSU’s new $61 million state-of-the art football operations building, scheduled for completion next May. Visitors should take into account a number of changes related to that ongoing construction:
- The west end of Martin Stadium is closed. While Cougville remains will be open for this game, the west end of Martin Stadium, including Gate I, remains closed for the season. Fans can access Cougville at Rogers Field from either Glenn Terrell Mall or Colorado Street. Fans entering Martin Stadium are encouraged to use Gates E, F, G or H for access to the South side of the stadium and Gates A or B for North side access.
- The student entrance for the game will be Gate A, in the Northeast corner of Martin Stadium (by the Main Ticket Office and Cougar Pride statue). There will be no Martin Stadium access via Bohler Gym or Hollingbery Fieldhouse.
- Access to Hollingbery Fieldhouse and Mooberry Track will be limited. Fans are encouraged to use Stadium Way (from the North/East) or Glenn Terrell Mall (from the South/West) to access Martin Stadium. Please refer to your ticket for your specific entrance gate.
General parking for home football games is available on campus in designated parking areas on the eastern side of campus for $20.General parking permits can be purchased online prior to game day or at the entrances to the lots on game day. General parking lots are filled on a first come, first served basis. Game Day parking information and a link to a campus general parking map are available online at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/Gameday2.html. For additional information regarding general parking, call WSU Transportation Services, 509-335-PARK (7275).
For the convenience of fans, Pullman Transit has established Park and Ride locations where fans can park vehicles for free and catch a Cougar-themed Pullman Transit bus for the ride to Martin Stadium. Buses are scheduled to arrive and depart from each location at approximately 15-minute intervals. The Park and Ride lots will be opened beginning at 9:30 a.m. on Saturday. Fans should note that Park and Ride No. 4 at the corner of SR 270 and Terre View Drive will be closed for the this game due to chance of inclement weather. All other Park and Ride locations will remain operational throughout the day.
A map of Park and Ride locations is available online at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/GamedayTransit.html.
Recreational vehicle (RV) parking permits remain available for this weekend. Overnight RV parking permits are available only to recreational vehicles that are fully self-contained (no hookups are provided) and must be pre-purchased online. RV parking information is available online at http://www.parking.wsu.edu/RVParkingRegions.html
Robert Strenge, WSU News, 509-335-3583, email@example.com