Parking Woes and Doak Campbell Stadium on Game Day

Thousands of Seminole fans will be heading to Doak Campbell stadium Saturday. However, FSU police want to again remind people that just as there are rules on the football field, there are also rules outside the stadium.

Adam Mitchell, an FSU sophomore, says, “I lived in the dorms last year and people will just park about anywhere they can walk.”

This year that has changed and FSU Police Chief Carey Drayton says tailgaters have complained about the “no sidewalk” parking rule on the street, but Drayton says it's to keep students safe.

Chief Drayton says, “All the students coming from the residence halls would walk in the street because of people walking on sidewalks and tailgating along sidewalks.”

And then there's the lack of love for landscaping. Desperate to secure their grassy tailgating spot, the chief says fans routinely remove wooden poles and turn them into parking lots.

Another strict reminder involves "pre-parking.” Police say you run the risk of being towed when you park your vehicle on Friday night to save your tailgating place for Saturday.


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