Clear Bags & Stadium Info Announced: "Gold Rush" Planned for WVU Game on Saturday

By Local News | September 06, 2017
ECU Game Information
September 9, 2017
Kickoff: Noon                                                        
 
Gates Open: 10:30 a.m.

Milan Puskar Stadium Updates
 
To provide a safer environment for Mountaineer fans and to expedite entry into all ticketed WVU athletic events, the West Virginia Department of Intercollegiate Athletics enforces the NFL's Clear Bag Policy. The athletic department invites and encourages fans to visit WVUsports.com/clearbag for more information, to view pictures of permissible and non-permissible items and to obtain answers to frequently asked questions about the clear bag policy.
 
The WVU player will call has been permanently relocated to the Southwest gate.
      
The following gates are ADA accessible: Northwest, North, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest.
      
ADA shuttles will provide drop off services to the Southeast and Southwest gates.       
      
A new videoboard at the North end has been installed. Closed captioning is now available on the South end zone video board. 
 
Additional ADA seating, charging stations, family restrooms and televisions have been added on the newly renovated west concourse.
 
Updated wayfinding signage and graphics have been added on the new west concourse.
 
Smoking is still only permitted in designated smoking areas located at various gates. In some locations, these areas will not be available until after kickoff.

Ticket Information

Tickets are still available for Saturday's game against East Carolina. Saturday is a Gold Rush, presented by Dan Ryan Builders, and all fans are encouraged to wear gold.
    
Will call will open at the stadium North Gate ticket office at 10 a.m.
      
Once again, all tickets for entry will be scanned with digital scanners at each gate. Please have your ticket out and ready to be scanned, with the bar-code facing out. Fans are encouraged to avoid entering the stadium at the last minute to ensure that they are in their seats by kickoff.
      
Online ticket sales will continue until kickoff Saturday. Print-at-home will be cut off at 9 a.m. Saturday, but mobile delivery will remain available through kickoff.
      
Tickets for WVU students will be issued on a game-by-game basis to students who register at WVUGAME.com and print out a ticket no earlier than six days before game day. There is no charge for student tickets, and students must show either their paper ticket or their ticket on a mobile device, as well as a valid WVU student ID for entrance. No student tickets will be available at the stadium.
      
Students using their mobile devices are encouraged to save their student tickets as a screenshot to ensure access at the gate.
 
A reminder: all persons regardless of age require a ticket for admittance to WVU football games.

Parking Information

       Vehicular traffic does not have access to Med Center Drive, the road directly in front of Ruby Memorial Hospital. Med Center Drive will be open only to Blue Lot permit holders. 
     
       Blue Lot vehicle permit holders will have unrestricted parking (ability to choose parking space) up to four (4) hours prior to game time. Restricted parking (parking spaces assigned by attendants) will be implemented, as necessary, and determined on game day following four (4) hours prior to game time and continuing as needed until conclusion of the game.

       All ADA spaces in the Blue Lot are now self-accommodating. There will be NO shuttle from the Blue Lot to any gate. The ADA shuttle will continue from the Brown Lot and the Coliseum to the Southeast gate and Southwest gate.

       Blue Lot general RV parking lot E (including front row) will open at 8 a.m. Friday. Blue Lot general RV parking lot D will open at 6 p.m. Friday. Blue Lot RV parking (spaces 10-13) and general admission lot D will open at 11 p.m. Friday. Blue Lot front row RV parking in areas C2, C6, C8 and C10 will open at 8 a.m. Friday. All other Blue Lot front row RV parking will open at 6 p.m. Friday.

       Light Blue RV parking will open at 8 p.m. Friday, and Light Blue auxiliary RV parking (by Chateau Royale) will open at noon on Friday.

       Red RV (Law School) parking will open at 3 p.m. Friday, and Green RV will open at 6 p.m. Limousines are permitted to park in the Green lot for $80 or the Coliseum Lot.

       A limited number of Purple Lot (Areas 52 and 61 behind Sheetz on Route 705), Gold Lot (Area 72, adjacent to the Facilities Management Building in front of ERC/Towers, and the lot by the CPASS building), Burgundy Lot (Suncrest Center off Van Voorhis Road) and Green Lot parking spaces still remain. The Purple and Gold Lot spaces can be purchased on game day for $20 for cars, while the Burgundy and Green spots are $40. Buses and RVs are not permitted in these lots.

       Recreational vehicles can park in the Black RV Lot (WVU Coliseum) and bus passes are available in the Green Lot (off Van Voorhis Road), each for $80 on game day. Recreational vehicles may enter the Black RV Lot and general Blue Lot at 8 a.m. on Friday.

       No cars will be admitted to parking areas until 7 a.m., on Saturday. Front-row RV parking in the Light Blue Lot is reserved. Front row RVs must be parked by 7 a.m. on Saturday; general RVs must be parked four hours before kickoff.

       All RVs must exit their designated parking lot by noon on Sunday.

       Small tents may be erected in designated areas only and may not be larger than 10' by 10'. A parking permit for the designated lot is required to erect a tent and the vehicle must be parked adjacent to the tent. Tents may only be erected after 7 a.m. on game day.

       Disabled parking will be strictly enforced. Disabled parking is available for single-game purchase ($30) on a limited basis at the WVU Law School (Brown Lot); accessible vans will provide transportation from that lot only. ADA parking is no longer available at the East Gate (Silver Lot). The spaces have been moved to the Teal Lot.

       Permit holders will be required to have the following: WVU issued color-coded parking permit, valid state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate, valid state-issued disabled parking registration card and photo ID of the disabled permit holder (the photo ID must match the disabled parking registration card). Disabled permit holder must be in the vehicle and will be required to park in the spots reserved for disabled parking only. This will be strictly enforced.

       A disabled-accessible shuttle bus will begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 9:30 a.m. and provide return service after the game.

       Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the WVU Coliseum.

       Parking information can be found on game day on Monongalia County's Radio Notification Station,1610AM (WQLM).

Controlled Beer Sales

       Controlled beer sales, operated by Sodexo, can be found along the concourses inside the gates. Alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the stadium, nor taken out of the stadium.

       Fans serving as their group's designated driver are encouraged to sign-up at booths located inside the stadium. They will receive a wristband and a coupon for a free soda.

Mountaineer Mantrip

       The Mountaineer Mantrip will take place before each home game and will begin when the team is dropped off approximately two (2) hours and 20 minutes before kickoff at the corner of Don Nehlen Drive and Med Center Drive, the original Mantrip location. The team will proceed up the sidewalk to the northeast gate of Milan Puskar Stadium. Fans are encouraged to greet the team along the path.

Fan Experience

       Fans can visit the Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions in the Puskar Center throughout the season. Fans can enter through the home team tunnel at 8 a.m., and the center and DJB HOT will close to fans at 9:30 a.m.

       The Robinson/Petroplus Basketball Hall of Traditions at the Basketball Practice Facility will open at 9 a.m., and will close at 11:30 a.m.

Gameday Mobile App

       Fans are encouraged to download the WVU Gameday App, which will help keep Mountaineer fans connected to the action while at the game or watching from home. The WVU Gameday App can be found as a free download in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.

Fanline

       Fans are encouraged to call (304) 293-FANS or text AID to 31046 for stadium assistance. Both services are available on game day only. Fans also can follow @GamedayWVU on Twitter for information and special announcements.

Stadium Reentry

       Stadium re-entry passes will not be issued for the 2017 season.

Traffic Information

       No vehicles will be permitted to enter Don Nehlen Drive (formerly Willowdale Drive) from Route 705 after home football games. Both lanes on Don Nehlen Drive will be used for stadium traffic to exit the area. Also, no parking will be permitted on Don Nehlen Drive. Elmer Prince Drive will permit bus traffic only.

       Fans traveling on I-79 should access the stadium via the University Avenue or Pierpont Road exits off I-68. Long delays are expected around the Star City area.

       Please note that primary routes have priority during postgame traffic. Please stay on primary routes postgame. Secondary routes will be held until priority routes are cleared. Fans are encouraged to use the Mileground/Route 705 to reach I-68 and I-79 postgame. 
     
Information for Buses

       Central Cab shuttle buses begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 9:30 a.m., and run until approximately one hour after the game. Cost is $4 round trip.

       MountainLine buses will run from the Mountaineer Mall. MountainLine stadium service will begin at 10 a.m., and will run at least one hour following the game. Cost is $3 round trip. Children 3 and under also ride free.

Information for the PRT

       The PRT will run from 9:30 a.m., until one hour after the game. There is no charge for PRT service on game days.

Prohibited Inside the Stadium

       The following items are prohibited at Milan Puskar Stadium: selfie sticks, unmanned aerial vehicles ('drones'), any bag that does not comply with the Clear Bag Policy, alcoholic beverages, weapons and laser pointers.

        All personal items will be inspected. An express lane is available at the West and North gates for those fans entering Milan Puskar Stadium who are not carrying items into the game.

        Video cameras, with the intent of non-commercial use, are permitted. The cameras must not exceed 12" x 12" x 12".

        Banners and signs, except those associated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, are not permitted at Milan Puskar Stadium.

        The FAA regional office will allow no VFR air navigation near the stadium, except for law enforcement and medical aircraft.

        No hard containers or umbrellas are permitted inside Milan Puskar Stadium. Only unopened plastic containers of soft drinks and water will be permitted. No open containers will be permitted into the stadium.

        Baby strollers are not permitted in the seating areas. Fans can check their strollers at Guest Services in the South concourse of the stadium.

        Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas at various gates, some of which may not open until after kickoff. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas inside the stadium. Smoking will be permitted in the University parking lots on game day.

        As in the past, commercial cargo-type rental trucks (U-Haul, Hertz, Ryder) will not be permitted in University parking lots during home football games.

        Absolutely no soliciting of any kind is allowed at Milan Puskar Stadium or in the parking lots adjacent to the stadium.

Ruby Memorial Hospital

        Ruby Memorial Hospital will be closed to the general public during West Virginia home football games. Staff and families of patients will need to obtain passes in advance to gain admission to the hospital during games. Hospital personnel called to work on an emergency basis should alert the state police by calling *SP on their cell phones as they approach the hospital. Emergency traffic should access the hospital via Elmer Prince Drive.
 
Photos by Ben Queen/Ben Queen Photography.

 

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