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Tougher Parking Rules Announced for N.C. State Football Games

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RALEIGH, N.C. — Parking at North Carolina State University home football games will tighten after the shooting deaths of two men during a tailgate party last week.

The plan will limit access to the state fairgrounds lot where the men were shot to ticketholders. The school will allot 600 spaces for students and 600 for others. Law enforcement officers will now patrol the lot.

Other changes include:

  • Parking permits for students will be issued through normal ticket distribution procedures. Parking permits will be mailed to eligible season ticket holders by the Wolfpack Club.
  • On game day, fairground parking will open three hours before game time, as is the practice for the main gates to the Carter-Finley lots under N.C. State's direct control. For the Ohio State game, fairground parking will open at 12:30 p.m.
  • The main entrances to the fairground parking will be at the large oak tree on Trinity Road and at the entrance on Youth Center Drive. Signs will designate this area as "State Fairground Parking."

    The changes are similar to parking procedures at Carter-Finley Stadium and the nearby RBC Center and go into place for N.C. State's Sept. 18 game against Ohio State.

    Two men have been charged with first-degree murder in the shootings before N.C. State's season-opener Saturday against Richmond.

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