Tallahassee Police Prepare for Busy Football Weekend

By: Tallahassee Police Department Email
By: Tallahassee Police Department Email

Tallahassee, FL - Tallahassee will host a double header football game this weekend with both FSU and FAMU playing home games. In addition, it is also “Parents Weekend” at Florida State University and “Youth Day” at Florida A & M University. Both games will bring an influx of visitors to our great community, but with them will come traffic congestion. Fans are asked to arrive early for the games to alleviate some of the inbound traffic. In an effort to provide alternate routes and a quicker entrance and egress to the games, please see below:

Gaines Street: Pre-game and post-game traffic on Gaines Street will remain one-way westbound between Railroad and Woodward Avenues. As the revitalization efforts continue along Gaines Street,
a post-game traffic pattern will be used by fans parked in Booster Lot 14 (the FSU intramural fields) or to the west of Woodward Avenue. Post-Game traffic beginning at Gaines Street and Woodward Avenue will be directed west to Lake Bradford Road.

Lake Bradford Road: Traffic will be directed south on Lake Bradford Road where motorists will be able to choose to turn east or west onto Orange Avenue or continue south on Springhill Road to Capital
Circle. No traffic will be allowed north on Lake Bradford Road from Orange Avenue or Gamble Street. Traffic westbound from Gamble Street will be allowed to merge south onto Lake Bradford Road or continue westbound on Stuckey Street.

Pensacola Street: Pre-game traffic from Monroe Street to Doak Campbell Stadium will be one-way westbound.
Post-game traffic will be one-way eastbound to Monroe Street.

Orange Avenue: Post-Game traffic on Orange Avenue is asked to continue eastbound to Blair Stone Road or Capital Circle before going northbound. This will keep traffic from merging back into the traffic leaving both stadiums from the northern end of FAMU and eastern side of FSU.

FAMU Way: Traffic traveling east on FAMU Way should travel east to Monroe Street and use the traffic signal to go north or south. FSU Game Day Shuttle Fans are encouraged to park at the Tallahassee-Leon County Civic Center and ride the shuttle to the game. Star Metro will provide bus services to and from the game for a nominal fee.

Police officers and message boards will be posted in proximity to both stadiums to provide traffic directions. Motorists are encouraged to use intersections with traffic signals as opposed to side streets. This will assist traffic to move quicker and, hopefully, prevent traffic crashes.

The Tallahassee Police Department asks for your patience this weekend as we welcome an influx of approximately 100, 000 football fans to the Capital City. Our mission is to make this weekend a safe, yet fun, experience for the citizens and visitors of the City of Tallahassee.


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