Update from Tuscaloosa: Where can we park?

Update from Tuscaloosa: Where can we park?
Friday, November 4, 2011 - 5:01pm

Parking at the big game is getting tight. NBC33 News has the latest on those locations that are full or still up for grabs.

All on-campus reserved parking for the Bama/LSU game has now SOLD OUT.

There are still spots in the “first come/first serve" parking in several grass lots on the east side of campus.

Parking in the grass lots is $20 and are located just off of McFarland Boulevard and University Boulevard on the edge of our campus.

Additional parking spots:
DCH Hospital Parking lot on Paul W. Bryant Dr just west of the hospital. The Boy Scouts sell spots in this lot for $20.

Central High School on 15th Street at 10th Avenue. The school's athletic boosters sell these spots for $20.

University Mall Parking located on McFarland Boulevard at Veteran's Memorial Parkway. Mall parking is free, and you can pay $10 to take a bus to the stadium.

Downtown Tuscaloosa -- Fans can park on the streets of downtown or in the City's Intermodal Facility on 6th Street at 23rd Ave. It's free to park and you can take a bus to the stadium for $1 ($2 roundtrip). You can also walk to the stadium on the Stadium Trail.

For more travel/parking information, click here.

Other items that may be of interest:

CSS (College Sports Southeast) will broadcast a live 90 minute show "Talking Football" from the top level of the south ten Hoor parking deck (located on Stadium Dr, just north of the stadium) beginning at 5 p.m. Cheerleaders from UA and LSU, as well as UA Million Dollar Band members and fans will take part in the live show.

A pep-rally sponsored by the UA SGA will take place tonight at 8 p.m. Central Time on the Walk of Champions, just outside the north end zone of Bryant-Denny stadium. UA Cheerleaders, Big Al, The Million Dollar Band, Sports Announcer Chris Stewart and former Bama players will take part in the pep-rally.

On Saturday, chefs from Louisiana and Alabama will take part in the LouisiBama GumboBowl. The chefs are also trying to break a world record by cooking and serving the most Gumbo ever. Portions of the proceeds from the event will go to help Tuscaloosa rebuild after the tornado that happened in April. To find out more about the GumboBowl, please visit http://gumbobowl2011.ticketbud.com/tornado-relief or call Greg Butler at 205-910-2372. We have heard that Sela Ward and Alabama Gov. Robert Bentley are among the celebrities who are going to attend and stir the gumbo on Saturday.

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