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tcu2 Big Traffic For TCU Big 12 Debut In New Stadium

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FORT WORTH (CBSDFW.COM) – The first game at Texas Christian University’s new 45,000-seat football stadium will draw a sell out crowd tomorrow. With the new field comes new fans and increased traffic.

With the new TCU Amon Carter Stadium and continuing Fort Worth construction gridlock is expected.

Scott Kull, with the TCU Athletic Department, explained that only donors will be allowed to actually park on campus.

“We’re gonna set up a perimeter around campus so that you can’t get in unless you have a donor parking pass,” he said.

According to Kull, this year TCU has some 10,000 new football season ticket holders, many who will be attending their first game this weekend.

But all Horned Frog fans are welcome and there will be parking available at several area lots.

Kull said locations include, “Travis Avenue Baptist Church off of Berry and 35. Paschal High School has about 700 spots — they’re charging $10 a car. And we have McKinney Bible Church on Hulen.”

Though the non-donor parking areas aren’t close to campus Kull says parking for the majority of sports fans doesn’t have to be expensive.

“We’re offering a free shuttle service from those lots, starting two hours prior to game time. We’ll drop you off right on campus.”

Anyone heading to 6 p.m. game is advised to plan the drive out and get informed. Kull said there will be live Twitter updates and information about football parking on the TCU website.

Of course there’s always the option of leaving your vehicle at home and using TRE and The T buses to get to and from the game. The T is adding buses to its TCU route, boarding every 15 minutes. They buses will connect with the Trinity Railway Express station.

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