A&M game-day parking becoming a problem

POSTED: Friday, September 23, 2011 - 4:07pm
UPDATED: Friday, April 13, 2012 - 9:54am

COLLEGE STATION -- Tomorrow is game-day in Aggieland, which means more than 90,000 fans are expected to head out to Kyle Field.

A nightmare for fans every year and this year is no exception, so Fox 28 has some tips for all you football fans.

Parking on game days can be a nightmare. Too many fans...not enough spots, so drivers turn to the streets near the stadium to park their cars and it's creating quite a problem in the Southside historic area.

"You get into some of these back streets and it can get really really crowded where you have people parking on both sides and so a lot of times traffic can only go one way so any oncoming car will have to pull over before they can come through," said Kaite Miller, a resident of the neighborhood.

Last weekend police issued 35 parking tickets and over the past two homes games they've towed 21 cars so Officer Seaton predicts this weekend will be no exception.

"Their expected attendance is supposed to be at about 90,000 so that's beyond sold out for Kyle Field and if Kyle Field is sold out that means parking is going to be scarce and limited on campus because we're going to have a lot of extra vehicles on campus," said Seaton.

While it's a big inconvenience to those that live in the Southside, Katie Miller says it's a catch-22.

"It's kind of one of those give and take things. You know, living so close to campus six times a year, you just kind of have to put up with it as long as the people parking are doing their job. We all just learn to deal with it, you know, you kind of plan around it when you live in this area," Miller said.

Officers will be out on the streets issuing tickets and towing cars that are parked illegally so think twice about where you park, or you might not have a car to come back to.


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