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BirminghamTrojan
07-29-2009, 01:10 PM
My family did a bit of tailgating last year but we're looking to really expand the amount of time we spend on campus this season. Maybe some of you can help me out with some questions:

1) Can you buy a parking pass for the lot next to the basketball complex if you are not in the stadium club?

2) I'm also considering tailgating in the field across the street from Alumni Hall. Does anyone set up in that area? If so, do you park on the field or by the cafeteria?

3) I think it would be fun to tailgate on the main strip but the space is limited. What time do you have to be there to get a spot for a tent?

Any other sugeestions or thoughts are welcomed.

JonesOxygen
07-29-2009, 01:44 PM
Let me recommend First Presbyterian, I just bought a season pass there for $50.00, if you do not know where it is. That is the church at the intersection of University & George Wallace. It is the closes parking lot to the stadium other than the one adjacent to the Stadium.

Burn the Horse
07-29-2009, 02:15 PM
do you buy those passes from the church?

BirminghamTrojan
07-29-2009, 02:33 PM
Do they have space there to pitch a tent?

TrojanWarrior418
07-29-2009, 02:37 PM
My family did a bit of tailgating last year but we're looking to really expand the amount of time we spend on campus this season. Maybe some of you can help me out with some questions:

1) Can you buy a parking pass for the lot next to the basketball complex if you are not in the stadium club?

2) I'm also considering tailgating in the field across the street from Alumni Hall. Does anyone set up in that area? If so, do you park on the field or by the cafeteria?

3) I think it would be fun to tailgate on the main strip but the space is limited. What time do you have to be there to get a spot for a tent?

Any other sugeestions or thoughts are welcomed.

I know they have cleared off the wooded area on College Street between the fraternity houses and Sartain. I don't know if that area will be availiable to tailgate in though.

There is a parkinglot across the street from Alumni Hall and I think you could park an RV in there on game day and have no problem, but don't quote me on that. Also the parking lot in front of Wallace Hall would be a good set up place.

But if you want to be closer to everyone I know the armory is a hot spot as well as the shaded areas of Univerisity Ave.

JonesOxygen
07-29-2009, 02:40 PM
do you buy those passes from the church?

Yep call 334-566-0817
There may be room for a tent in some spots?

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 03:32 PM
They are working on a new parking lot that will be behind Sartain and Hawkins Hall. I'm sure it'll be ready in time for school/football season. Will they charge ya'll to park there?

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 03:34 PM
There is a parkinglot across the street from Alumni Hall and I think you could park an RV in there on game day and have no problem, but don't quote me on that. .

I'm sure it wouldn't be to much of an issue, however many Alumni Hall residents park there, I used to before I moved to Clements. So if there isn't to many spots taken up im sure you could get a good thing going down there. Also the residents tend to park at the part that is right in front of the entrance to Alumni so you'll most likely have to do it all at the very end of the lot near SAGA (Stewart) and the end of Alumni.

JonesOxygen
07-29-2009, 03:36 PM
They are working on a new parking lot that will be behind Sartain and Hawkins Hall. I'm sure it'll be ready in time for school/football season. Will they charge ya'll to park there?

They do not have it listed as part of the donor parking so it should be free. That is IF they ever get that middle sectioned finished that has not been completed.

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 03:57 PM
They do not have it listed as part of the donor parking so it should be free. That is IF they ever get that middle sectioned finished that has not been completed.

I figured it'd be free. Seems like it's just a normal vistor/student parking lot. God knows we needed it over there. And who knows, with the new sidewalks going in on George Wallace maybe more people will be walking to games from Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott.

JonesOxygen
07-29-2009, 04:01 PM
I figured it'd be free. Seems like it's just a normal vistor/student parking lot. God knows we needed it over there. And who knows, with the new sidewalks going in on George Wallace maybe more people will be walking to games from Hampton Inn and Courtyard Marriott.

Dont forget the new spaces that will be freed up with the new arena.

FoulPolePhenom
07-29-2009, 04:21 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but in the place where RVs normally park, all the hookups have been removed. I don't know if they are replacing them or don't want RVs to park there this year, but they are gone at the moment.

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 04:35 PM
I still think that once the new arena is finished Sartain should be kocked down and turned into a parking deck. Is the whole "Troy is too tornado prone to build a parking deck" statement still going around? Now I'm hearing it's because the ground isn't stable enough for one.... Troy is getting to the point to where we'll out grow all our parking soon. Heck smaller colleges are building them like their parking lots... And we can't even get one?

BuzzkillTrojan08
07-29-2009, 04:35 PM
I haven't seen anyone mention this yet, but in the place where RVs normally park, all the hookups have been removed. I don't know if they are replacing them or don't want RVs to park there this year, but they are gone at the moment.

They are kicking the RVers out of that area. They are moving them to the parking lot behind the Trojan Center, I believe. Lots of RVers are pissed about it. I think they are charging the same price but won't have any electric or cable hookups, but I could be wrong about that. Anyhow, seems like they are trying to use that area as donor parking now.

RDA Trojan
07-29-2009, 04:44 PM
I still think that once the new arena is finished Sartain should be kocked down and turned into a parking deck. Is the whole "Troy is too tornado prone to build a parking deck" statement still going around? Now I'm hearing it's because the ground isn't stable enough for one.... Troy is getting to the point to where we'll out grow all our parking soon. Heck smaller colleges are building them like their parking lots... And we can't even get one?

There are churches in Birmingham with parking decks. The one that some of my family used to go to had like a 4 or 5 level parking deck. Part of that is the availablity of flat land large enough to hold all the cars, but part of it is parking a lot of cars in a small footprint. Seems like the school has been needing one for a while now. I've been out 5 years now, and there were talks while I was there about the need for one. A couple of logical places would be to add a level or two behind the library. That would be close to the GAB, Bibb Graves, and SAGA. The other option you mentioned about the spot where Sartain is now would be another good one. Close to the stadium for game days, but also close to Hawkins Hall, the Math and Science Building, Smith Hall, etc.

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 04:51 PM
There are churches in Birmingham with parking decks. The one that some of my family used to go to had like a 4 or 5 level parking deck. Part of that is the availablity of flat land large enough to hold all the cars, but part of it is parking a lot of cars in a small footprint. Seems like the school has been needing one for a while now. I've been out 5 years now, and there were talks while I was there about the need for one. A couple of logical places would be to add a level or two behind the library. That would be close to the GAB, Bibb Graves, and SAGA. The other option you mentioned about the spot where Sartain is now would be another good one. Close to the stadium for game days, but also close to Hawkins Hall, the Math and Science Building, Smith Hall, etc.

Thank You, I'm glad someone agrees. The more parking lots that are built the less room there is to build more Dorms, Parks, and Academic/Athletic Buildings that we need! Your statement about a level or two behind the library is a great idea! Never though about it. It wouldn't stand out to much and it'd help alleviate the parking issues behind GAB and Wallace. Another good spot would be right where the new parking lot is going in behind Hawkins Hall and Sartain. But I'd rather have it where Sartain is than right there. It'd be cool to just knock down Sartain, keep some of the old building and put it in the new arena as maybe a little museum. And erect a 3-5 level parking deck and name it, Sartain! Keep the old name of the arena to keep the tradition alive. Another example of that is, the new cafeteria will probably be New SAGA or just SAGA lol.

TroyOi
07-29-2009, 04:56 PM
Troy University has plenty of parking, people just want to have something to complain about. I don't think that it is really a necessity right now. We probably have one of the best parking situations of any of the colleges that I've been to.

sotsclarinet08
07-29-2009, 05:00 PM
Troy University has plenty of parking, people just want to have something to complain about. I don't think that it is really a necessity right now. We probably have one of the best parking situations of any of the colleges that I've been to.

It's half and half. We have major parking issues. However, the issue is that off-campus students don't want to park behind the TC and up by Sartain because they don't want to walk. They'd rather sit and follow around around around the GAB/SAGA parking lot until they get a spot. But parking is an issue elsewhere and it doesn't matter even if we didn't. Why let the problem progress even if it wasn't a problem. Build the Sartain Parking Deck (great name for it) right now when materials are cheap and who knows we might get a package deal with the new arena. Of course this is just my opinion on the matter. I'm a on-campus student and I hate having vistors, off-campus students, and whoever else park in the about 15-20 spots at Clements when more than 15-20 people live in Clements.

Here's an example... Columbus State University in Columbus, GA (where I'm from) built their deck I think 2-3 years ago. It has always been vacant and is rarely ever used by students. BUT... They are taking away 2 huge parking lots to build their brand new student recreation center. So where will CSU students park now that these parking lots are gone?? I bet they wished they built a brand new parking deck... HMMMM oh wait they did, lol! Great idea if you ask me. Let's get it done people!

FoulPolePhenom
07-29-2009, 05:01 PM
Troy University has plenty of parking, people just want to have something to complain about. I don't think that it is really a necessity right now. We probably have one of the best parking situations of any of the colleges that I've been to.

Very true. Gameday parking, there is always tons of it. During school, you can find places at Trojan Arena or at the football practice fields. The problem is no one wants to walk from there.

trojanbeast
07-29-2009, 05:58 PM
I have always said that a hidden gem for parking is the big lot at Wallace Hall affectionately known as "the Pit". There have been more people parking there over the years but there is still usually plenty of space there and even a few RV's park there. It may be a little further to walk but it isn't that bad and it takes you through the campus right by the bookstore so you can grab some gear on the way to the game. But due to some big changes that have been taking place on campus ths year I would expect to hear some changes in gameday parking too before the opener so everything we have said here about on-camus parking could be moot by then.

sotstrojan
07-29-2009, 06:19 PM
They are kicking the RVers out of that area. They are moving them to the parking lot behind the Trojan Center, I believe. Lots of RVers are pissed about it. I think they are charging the same price but won't have any electric or cable hookups, but I could be wrong about that. Anyhow, seems like they are trying to use that area as donor parking now.

The original plan for this year was to allow the RVs to park there, but not provide water, electricy, or cable (for the same price). After a lot of complaints it was decided provide electricity and cable, but no water. However, this is the last year any utilities will be provided and, from my understanding, the last year RVs will be allowed to park there.

I really hope they find an alternate place around campus that can provide electrical hookups. I hate to think of the smell and noise that a bunch of RV generators would make. I also like the current set up vs the set up a larger schools where RVs are packed in on some field some where. IMO the current tailgating situation is another little thing that makes Troy special.

BMarkey
07-29-2009, 08:21 PM
The lot next to Sartain/Trojan Arena is usually ripe with empty spaces, even those those spaces are reserved for season ticket holders and donors. Even the RV spots are not filled, despite the fact that Troy will not permit any more RVs in there.

It is such a waste.

Now, Troy wants to remove the RVs for more donors? It is apparent that many of the season ticket holders/donors do not come to the games. That is evident by the fact that the Stadium Club seats are half- to three-quarters empty at any given time.

The seats may be sold but are not used. The same is true for many of the parking spaces. I hope Troy isn't going to save more spaces for more people and companies that buy seats but do not care enough to attend.

tntrojan
07-29-2009, 09:29 PM
Amen Bmarkey. I will miss the atmosphere you see when you pull up Geo Wallace and see the flags and banners flying from the RVs. It gave me a real D-1 feel the last few years. Seriously, they are going to move them for season ticket holders? Based on butts in seats and the home schedule, that parking lot will look very empty the next few seasons.

JonesOxygen
07-30-2009, 08:09 AM
They are kicking the RVers out of that area. They are moving them to the parking lot behind the Trojan Center, I believe. Lots of RVers are pissed about it. I think they are charging the same price but won't have any electric or cable hookups, but I could be wrong about that. Anyhow, seems like they are trying to use that area as donor parking now.

Here is the write up from Troy Messenger about gameday parking:

http://troymessenger.com/news/2009/jul/28/no-changes-game-day-parking/

JPSousa1898
07-31-2009, 02:20 PM
Motion to close thread!

BMarkey
07-31-2009, 04:50 PM
Question: This story leads me to believe parking is first-come first-served everywhere, including in the lots next to Trojan Arena? Huh?
No changes to Game Day parking

By Nick Duke (http://troymessenger.com/staff/nick-duke/) | Troy Messenger
Published Tuesday, July 28, 2009
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Football season is almost here, and with Troy beginning practice Sunday, many Trojan football fans are turning their attention to the upcoming season and plans for attending games.
While this year’s game days will feature a new version of the Troy Trojans, certain things will remain unchanged.
Despite rumors to the contrary, there will be no changes in how game day parking for Troy University football games will be handled.
Parking will still be open for parking in all lots on campus.
“There have been no changes,” said Associate Athletic Director Sandy Atkins. “Our policies are still the same and our procedures are still the same.”
There had been speculation that parking for RVs would be moved from their current location at the parking lot located between University Avenue and Collegedale Street, but that will not be the case.
“The RV parking has not been moved,” Atkins said.
Troy Athletic Director Steve Dennis confirmed that plans for parking have not been altered.
“Nothing has changed,” Dennis said. “The RV people are going to be right where they’ve always been.”
As usual, fans will be expected to use common sense when parking. Parking on sidewalks, streets and grassy areas is still frowned upon, but those appear to be the only parking taboos, as no new restrictions have been added.
There will also be no reserved parking.
“The RV guys are still there and everybody else will be first-come, first-serve like they’ve always been,” Dennis said. “Nothing’s changed.”
Fans can park just as they always have, beginning with Troy’s home opener against UAB on September 19.

troyfan13
07-31-2009, 06:29 PM
Is this the "Go Georgia" beat Troy Nick Duke?