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November 20, 2018 at 3:18 pm #75032
Oklahoma Game Information
November 23, 2018
Kickoff: 8 p.m.
Gates Open: 6:30 p.m.
Milan Puskar Stadium Updates
To provide a safer environment for Mountaineer fans and to expedite entry into all ticketed WVU athletic events, the West Virginia Department of Intercollegiate Athletics enforces the NFL’s Clear Bag Policy. The athletics department invites and encourages fans to visit WVUsports.com/clearbag for more information, to view pictures of permissible and non-permissible items and to obtain answers to frequently asked questions about the clear bag policy.
The following gates are ADA accessible: Northwest, North, Northeast, Southeast and Southwest
This year two ADA Golf Cart shuttles are available, the Gold Shuttle and the Blue Shuttle, and they will run concurrently to link all corners of the stadium and the perimeter of the Blue Lot. Guests are picked up on a first-come, first-serve basis, with potential wait times. The Shuttles will run two hours prior to kickoff until the middle of the first quarter. The Shuttles will run at the beginning of the fourth quarter until approximately one hour after the game. Please note, due to heavy pedestrian traffic, wait times may vary.
ADA shuttles will provide drop off services to the Southeast and Southwest gates.
Smoking is still only permitted in designated smoking areas located at various gates. In some locations, these areas will not be available until after kickoff.
General public tickets for Friday’s game against Oklahoma are sold out. This week’s matchup with the Sooners has been designated as Senior Day presented by Shoney’s. Fans are encouraged to be in their seats by 7:45 p.m. for senior festivities.
Will call will open at the stadium North Gate ticket office at 5 p.m.
All tickets for entry will be scanned with digital scanners at each gate. Please have your ticket out and ready to be scanned, with the bar-code facing out. Fans using the mobile option are encouraged to screenshot the ticket on their phone to avoid connectivity issues on game day. Fans are encouraged to avoid entering the stadium at the last minute to ensure that they are in their seats by kickoff.
Tickets for WVU students will be issued on a game-by-game basis to students who register at WVUGAME.com and print out a ticket no earlier than six days before game day. There is no charge for student tickets, and students must show either their paper ticket or their ticket on a mobile device, as well as a valid WVU student ID for entrance. No student tickets will be available at the stadium.
Students using their mobile devices are encouraged to save their student tickets as a screenshot to ensure access at the gate.
All persons must have a barcoded ticket for admission. Children under two years of age may obtain a lap pass by visiting the North Gate ticket booth on game day starting two hours prior to kickoff with their ticketed guardian.
For the Oklahoma game only, all city parking garages will be free.
Vehicular traffic does not have access to Med Center Drive, the road directly in front of Ruby Memorial Hospital. Med Center Drive will be open only to Blue Lot permit holders.
Blue Lot vehicle permit holders will have unrestricted parking (ability to choose parking space) up to four (4) hours prior to game time. Restricted parking (parking spaces assigned by attendants) will be implemented, as necessary, and determined on game day following four (4) hours prior to game time and continuing as needed until conclusion of the game.
All ADA spaces in the Blue Lot are now self-accommodating. There will be NO shuttle from the Blue Lot to any gate. The ADA shuttle will continue from the Brown Lot and the Coliseum to the Southeast gate and Southwest gate.
Black lot (Coliseum) RV’s will be moved to Evansdale Crossing for the Oklahoma game because of the Valparaiso basketball game on Saturday. The lot will open at 8 a.m. on Friday.
Blue Lot general RV parking lot E and front row RV parking (C2, C6, C8 & C10) (except 19, 7 p.m.), lot will open at 8 a.m. Thursday. RV parking in all other Blue Lots (aside from D) will open at 6 p.m.
Once the E lot general RV parking is full, all other RV’s will stage in the Silver lot until 11:00 p.m. to enter D lot.
Light Blue RV parking will open at 8 p.m. Thursday, and Light Blue auxiliary RV parking (by Chateau Royale) will open at noon on Thursday.
Red RV (Law School) parking will open at 3 p.m. Thursday, and Green RV will open at 6 p.m. Limousines are permitted to park in the Green lot for $80 or the Coliseum Lot.
All RVs must exit all lots by noon on Saturday or be towed at owner’s expense!
Only Burgundy Lot and Green Garage Lot passes are currently available. Because of the men’s basketball game on Saturday afternoon, RV parking that is normally in the WVU Coliseum Lot will be moved to Evansdale Crossing.
Recreational vehicles can park in the Black RV Lot (Evansdale Crossing) and bus passes are available in the Green Lot (off Van Voorhis Road), each for $80 on game day. Recreational vehicles may enter the Black RV Lot and general Blue Lot at 8 a.m. on Thursday.
No cars will be admitted to parking areas until 7 a.m., on Friday. Front-row RV parking in the Light Blue Lot is reserved. Front row RVs must be parked by 7 a.m. on Friday; general RVs must be parked four hours before kickoff.
All RVs must exit their designated parking lot by noon on Saturday or will be towed at owner’s expense.
Small tents may be erected in designated areas only and may not be larger than 10’ by 10’. A parking permit for the designated lot is required to erect a tent and the vehicle must be parked adjacent to the tent. Tents may only be erected after 7 a.m. on game day.
Disabled parking will be strictly enforced. Disabled parking is available for single-game purchase ($30) on a limited basis at the WVU Law School (Brown Lot); accessible vans will provide transportation from that lot only.
Permit holders will be required to have the following: WVU issued color-coded parking permit, valid state-issued disabled parking placard or license plate, valid state-issued disabled parking registration card and photo ID of the disabled permit holder (the photo ID must match the disabled parking registration card). Disabled permit holder must be in the vehicle and will be required to park in the spots reserved for disabled parking only. This will be strictly enforced.
A disabled-accessible shuttle bus will begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 10 a.m. and provide return service after the game.
Free parking is available in the lots adjacent to the WVU Coliseum.
Parking information can be found on game day on Monongalia County’s Radio Notification Station,1610AM (WQLM).
Controlled Beer Sales
Controlled beer sales, operated by Sodexo, can be found along the concourses inside the gates. Alcohol will not be allowed to be brought into the stadium, nor taken out of the stadium.
Fans serving as their group’s designated driver are encouraged to sign-up at booths located inside the stadium. They will receive a wristband and a coupon for a free soda.
The Mountaineer Mantrip will take place before each home game and will begin when the team is dropped off approximately two (2) hours and 40 minutes before kickoff (approximately 5:20 p.m.) at the corner of Don Nehlen Drive and Med Center Drive, the original Mantrip location. The team will proceed up the sidewalk to the northeast gate of Milan Puskar Stadium. Fans are encouraged to greet the team along the path.
Fans can visit the Donald J. Brohard Hall of Traditions in the Puskar Center throughout the season. Fans can enter through the home team tunnel at 4 p.m., and the center and DJB HOT will close to fans at 5:30 p.m.
The Robinson/Petroplus Basketball Hall of Traditions at the Basketball Practice Facility will open at 5 p.m., and will close at 7:30 p.m.
Gameday Mobile App
Fans are encouraged to download the WVU Gameday App, which will help keep Mountaineer fans connected to the action while at the game or watching from home. The WVU Gameday App can be found as a free download in both the Apple iTunes and Google Play stores.
Fans are encouraged to call (304) 293-FANS or text AID to 31046 for stadium assistance. Both services are available on game day only. Fans also can follow @GamedayWVU on Twitter for information and special announcements.
Stadium re-entry passes will not be issued for the 2018 season.
No vehicles will be permitted to enter Don Nehlen Drive (formerly Willowdale Drive) from Route 705 after home football games. Both lanes on Don Nehlen Drive will be used for stadium traffic to exit the area. Also, no parking will be permitted on Don Nehlen Drive. Elmer Prince Drive will permit bus traffic only.
Fans traveling on I-79 should access the stadium via the University Avenue or Pierpont Road exits off I-68. Long delays are expected around the Star City area.
Please note that primary routes have priority during postgame traffic. Please stay on primary routes postgame. Secondary routes will be held until priority routes are cleared. Fans are encouraged to use the Mileground/Route 705 to reach I-68 and I-79 postgame.
Central Cab shuttle buses begin leaving the WVU Coliseum at 5:30 p.m., and run until approximately one hour after the game. Cost is $4 round trip.
MountainLine buses will run from the Mountaineer Mall. MountainLine stadium service will begin at 6 p.m., and will run at least one hour following the game. Cost is $3 round trip. Children 3 and under also ride free.
The PRT will run from 3 p.m., until one hour after the game. There is no charge for PRT service on game days.
The following items are prohibited at Milan Puskar Stadium: selfie sticks, unmanned aerial vehicles (‘drones’), any bag that does not comply with the Clear Bag Policy, alcoholic beverages, weapons and laser pointers.
All personal items will be inspected. An express lane is available at the West and North gates for those fans entering Milan Puskar
Stadium who are not carrying items into the game.
Video cameras, with the intent of non-commercial use, are permitted. The cameras must not exceed 12” x 12” x 12”.
Banners and signs, except those associated with the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics, are not permitted at Milan Puskar Stadium.
The FAA regional office will allow no VFR air navigation near the stadium, except for law enforcement and medical aircraft.
No hard containers or umbrellas are permitted inside Milan Puskar Stadium. Only unopened plastic containers of soft drinks and water will be permitted. No open containers will be permitted into the stadium.
Baby strollers are not permitted in the seating areas. Fans can check their strollers at Guest Services in the South concourse of the stadium.
Smoking is permitted only in designated smoking areas at various gates, some of which may not open until after kickoff. Smoking is prohibited in all other areas inside the stadium. Smoking will be permitted in the University parking lots on game day.
As in the past, commercial cargo-type rental trucks (U-Haul, Hertz, Ryder) will not be permitted in University parking lots during home football games.
Absolutely no soliciting of any kind is allowed at Milan Puskar Stadium or in the parking lots adjacent to the stadium.
Ruby Memorial Hospital
Ruby Memorial Hospital will be closed to the general public during West Virginia home football games. Staff and families of patients will need to obtain passes in advance to gain admission to the hospital during games. Hospital personnel called to work on an emergency basis should alert the state police by calling *SP on their cell phones as they approach the hospital. Emergency traffic should access the hospital via Elmer Prince Drive.
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