Mean Green fans should plan ahead and pay close attention to traffic routing and parking around the new UNT Apogee Stadium. Some parking lots, streets and ramps will be closed for each home game, and cars will be towed at owner's expense.
Parking lot closures begin as early as 6 p.m., the Friday night before a Saturday home game. The traffic plan goes into effect four hours before kickoff. Kickoff times may vary, so check the Mean Green Athletics website for the correct time for each game.
The final home game of the 2011 season is at 3 p.m. Dec. 3, versus Middle Tennessee.
Faculty and staff may obtain four free tickets - a thank-you from Head Coach Dan McCarney and Mean Green Athletics for fan support this year - McCarney's first and the stadium's inaugural season.
Closed parking lots
Lots 19 and 20, adjacent to Fouts Field, close at 8 a.m. Saturdays. Lots 80 and 81 and Mean Green Village, adjacent to Victory Hall, close at 8 a.m.. Saturdays. Vehicles left in these lots will be towed at the owner’s expense. Instead, park in these locations:
Closed and re-routed streets
These streets will be closed four hours before kickoff on game day:
Fouts Field game day parking
Cash parking will be available at the Fouts Field parking lot. These spots will cost $10. To access this lot fans will need to exit I-35E at McCormick Street. (Remember - the North Texas Boulevard exits on I-35E will be closed.) Follow the access road to North Texas Boulevard, and then turn right onto North Texas Boulevard.
Once parked, fans may walk across the North Texas Boulevard Bridge, which will have a dedicated pedestrian lane, to the stadium. After the game, fans should again walk across the bridge in the pedestrian lane to return to the Fouts Field lot. Vehicles there will exit to the north and east using Hickory Street and University Drive.
Mean Green Club game day parking
Three lots will be available to Mean Green Club members and will be marked with green, blue and red signs. Lot assignments are designated on the parking passes provided by Athletics. Driving directions are provided on the back of each pass.
Ticket holders with red passes will exit on McCormick Street, follow the access road and then turn left onto North Texas Boulevard. Ticket holders assigned to the blue and green lots coming from Dallas will exit on Bonnie Brae Street and continue south to Walt Parker. Blue and green pass holders coming from the north or I-35W will exit on Oak Street and continue south on Bonnie Brae.
If you are a Mean Green Club member with questions, contact John Burkett or 940-369-8916.
On-street parking in the neighborhoods surrounding the stadium is prohibited. Cars parked on city streets that do not have a neighborhood resident permit will be ticketed by city police in accordance with a city of Denton ordinance.
Who thought of this?
The experts: UNT Police Department and Parking and Traffic Services, in conjunction with the city of Denton, the Texas Department of Transportation and local agencies. UNT Police representatives also met with businesses and communities in the areas affected by street closures. The stadium traffic flow plan has been designed to get fans in and out of the area as efficiently as possible before and after the Mean Green football team makes us proud.
Posted on: Mon 28 November 2011