Information For UNH Homecoming Weekend Football Game Saturday, Oct. 14
Contact:  Kim Billings
University Spokesperson
October 11, 2006

DURHAM, N.H. -- The success of the University of New Hampshire’s undefeated football team has resulted in a large increase in fan attendance. In addition to a home football game, Saturday, Oct. 14, also is the first full day of UNH Homecoming Weekend. Information on traffic, parking and tailgating is as follows:

Traffic Flow
A large volume of traffic in and out of Durham on Saturday is expected. From the east or the west on Route 4, exit at 155-A and turn east toward Durham. Follow 155-A past a short stretch of farmlands and fields. Please do not use other routes; this route will be staffed with officers to keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible.

Handicap Parking
For those requiring handicap parking, see the officer along the route in front of the Field House to be directed to the closest available parking spaces. Shuttles will be provided from B Lot, where overflow handicap parking has been designated.

There will be free parking in West Edge Lot and portions of Lot B (adjacent to McConnell Hall). Shuttles will be provided to the stadium entrance at the front of the Field House. No alcohol is allowed in these areas. For those attending only the game, turn left onto Loop Road to parking lot A. The cost to park in A Lot is $5. No alcohol is permitted in this area. The only location designated for tailgating with alcohol is Boulder Field. The cost to park in Boulder Field is $10.

UNH Tailgating Rules
Tailgating lots will open at 9 a.m. No kegs or drinking games are allowed in the tailgating area. Because Boulder Field is an area where alcoholic beverages are permitted, all fans wishing to drink in this area will need to present a proper age ID. Those who are drinking alcoholic beverages will be required to wear a wristband which will be provided once IDs are checked. Alcohol consumption ends promptly at 1 p.m. Police officers and event staff will remind fans beginning at 12:30 p.m. Those who ignore the police and continue to drink after 1 p.m. will be subject to arrest.

Ticket Information
Individuals who have parked in Boulder Field and have tickets at will-call, or who need tickets, will be directed to the entrance to the stadium next to the turf field to pick up their tickets. Everyone is encouraged to pick-up their will-call tickets as far in advance of the games as possible. New bleachers that seat an additional 1,100 student fans are available near the band. Available on a first-come first-serve basis, these are open to all, but UNH students are encouraged to cheer on the team here.

Other Homecoming Events Saturday

Women’s Lacrosse alumni game Bremner Field 8:30 a.m.

5K Homecoming road race Front of Field House 8:30 a.m.

Men’s lacrosse alumni game Bremner Field 10 a.m.

Wildcat sculpture dedication Memorial Field 11 a.m.

UNH vs. James Madison Cowell Stadium Noon

Dedication of the Hatch mural Kingsbury Hall 3:30 to 5:30 p.m.