Wet weather causing parking challenges for Bama vs UGA football game
ATHENS, Ga. – The University of Georgia has a warning for football fans: parking will be an issue this weekend. The rain has caused campus officials to close an area usually used for parking.
The alert posted to UGA’s gameday website says people going to the game should expect traffic delays and parking challenges. It goes as far as asking people without game tickets to avoid campus.
Officials say the ground is saturated at the intramural fields complex, which is where roughly 2,000 vehicles usually park. They say the wet ground cannot withstand vehicle and foot traffic.
With that area blocked, that only leaves parking availability for 13,000 vehicles on campus.
The university goes on to explain that some tailgating areas may also be closed to prevent turf damage. That decision will be made later, though.
There are some plans in the works to help with the gameday traffic. One of which is the Athens Transit System will be free to anyone who presents a game ticket. Those rides are always free to students, faculty and staff; but not usually to fans going to the game.
There is an interactive map posted here for those unfamiliar with the UGA campus.