The construction at the Georgia Dome this year will cause some notable parking changes for the upcoming football season. Everyone will be affected, but for Georgia State students, parking just got a little easier. The Brown Lot, which was popular among students for the previous four seasons, is no longer there. Thankfully for the student body of Georgia State, the Student Government Association (SGA) was able to step in and help.
It has teamed up with the athletic department to provide more than 150 FREE parking spots for students this season. These spots are located right across the street from Gate B of the Georgia Dome at the corner of Northside Drive and Magnolia Street.
“The last few years during election time we have heard the students want a more unified gameday atmosphere. We feel like this centralized tailgating area will help fulfill those needs,” SGA President Lanier Henson said.
The parking spots will be filled on a first-come, first-serve basis, and students must have their Panther card with them. The lot will open four (4) hours before kickoff. For the games against Abilene Christian, Air Force, and Georgia Southern, Spotlight Programs Board and SGA will be teaming up to provide a tailgate party in the student lots. These parties will begin two (2) hours before kickoff.
The student parking lot was paid for through the Panther Pride Initiative Fund, which was created to help build school spirit.
“We were concerned with the Brown Lot closing that student parking costs could double. With this new lot, students don’t have to worry about that,” Henson said. “Free shuttles, free parking, free ticket – there is no longer an excuse (not to go).”
For more information about the 2014 football season, visit GeorgiaStateSports.com.
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