Florida State Athletics

2016 FSU Football Game Day Information

Seminoles.com | August 31, 2015

Updated 8/31/16

GETTING THERE:

The University's traffic management plan is coordinated with local and state law enforcement to give fans a safe and timely arrival and egress solution.

Law enforcement personnel will be positioned at major intersections and event staff will assist with parking lots at the conclusion of the game to direct traffic flow off campus. Please keep in mind that staff may be forced to change directions and routes on a game by game basis because of unforeseen circumstances such as accidents, traffic and other issues that often arise on game day. Please note that these actions always have the fans' best interests and safety in mind and are in no way meant as a hindrance. The goal of The Florida State University and City of Tallahassee staff and law enforcement is to provide the safest and most efficient routes, both on and off campus.

 

THE SPIRIT EXPRESS

GAME DAY DISABLED PARKING:

Florida State University is committed to ensuring that individuals with disabilities are not discriminated against and that they have equal opportunity and access to all the rights and privileges enjoyed by those who are not disabled. The University complies with all applicable federal and state laws, regulations, ordinances, orders, and rules.

In addition to complying with applicable laws, FSU has dedicated disabled parking for home football games. Due to the high demand for parking during FSU football games, these parking spaces are available through an application process.

Disabled parking spaces for FSU football games are located either adjacent to the stadium or in the West Pensacola Parking Garage (Booster Lot 9), which is located on the northwest corner of St. Augustine Street and Walker Street (just south of West Pensacola Street). Individuals provided access to a disabled parking space or area will be mailed information that includes a game day parking placard(s) and a parking map with directions to assigned space or area. The placards are non-transferable and remain the property of Florida State University. 

Every attempt will be made to accommodate each request. However, due to the limited allocation of parking spaces, assignments will be made on a first-come, first-served basis. An individual who has received a parking placard in a prior year will not automatically receive a parking placard for subsequent years; an application must be completed each year. Any applicant who applies for disabled parking but does not receive a space due to limited availability will be placed on a waiting list in the order that the request was received. At the time a space becomes available, the applicant will be promptly notified. Those not assigned a disabled parking space in the West Pensacola Street Parking Garage can take advantage of additional disabled parking at St. Augustine Parking Garage located on the northeast corner of Copeland Street and St. Augustine Street. Dial-A-Ride transit services are available at both parking locations

WELCOME-RULES-PROCEDURES

DISABLED PARKING APPLICATION

DISABLED PARKING PROGRAM MAP

UNRESERVED OFFSITE ADA PARKING

 

PREGAME PREP

TAILGATING RESTRICTION LINESBoosters are asked to restrict all tailgating activities within the new restriction lines that have been painted for booster lots 1-6.

 

AT THE GATE

NEW THIS YEAR -- CLEAR BAG POLICY

The Florida State University Athletics Department and the FSU Police are announcing a clear bag policy for all athletic events beginning with the first home competitions of the 2016 season including the football opener September 10 against Charleston Southern.

The new clear bag policy will provide a safer environment at home events and should significantly expedite fan entry into FSU athletic venues including Doak Campbell Stadium.

The new policy closely matches those already in place at all NFL stadiums, including the two FSU will visit in 2016 and at Camping World Stadium where FSU will open the football season against Ole Miss September 5. In addition, the policy is similar to clear bag policies recently announced by 2016 opponents Clemson and Florida.

Under the new policy, each fan is allowed one clear bag (plus clutch or small purse) into FSU home athletic events that conform to the following restrictions:

CLEAR plastic, vinyl or PVC that are no larger than 12” x 6” x 12” (readily available one-gallon, clear, re-sealable plastic storage bags meet the policy)

If a logo appears on the bag, it cannot be larger than 4.5” x 6.5”

Small clutch bags no larger than 4.5” x 6.5”, or approximately the size of a hand, with or without a strap are allowed.

Medically necessary items that are too large to fit into a clear bag within allowable dimensions can be brought in only after clearing a screening process at GATE C. 

 

INSIDE THE STADIUM

APPROVED ITEMS AND PROHIBITED ITEMS: Fans are allowed to bring the following approved items:

•Medically necessary items, such as oxygen and required wheelchairs.

•Empty water bottles to fill at water stations inside the stadium.

•Small amounts of food for accompanying infants and toddlers.

•Purchases from the Seminole Sports Shop, such as bottled beverages with approved decals.

•Keys, wallets and cell phones.

•CLEAR bags that do not exceed the size limit of 12-by-6-by-12.

•Stadium seats, as long as they do not have arms.

 

The following items are prohibited:

·Alcohol or illegal drugs

·Weapons or explosives

·Umbrellas

·Food or beverage from outside the stadium

·Coolers or containers, including cans, cups and bottles

•Bags larger than 4.5-by-6, including backpacks, camera bags and diaper bags.

·Chairbacks with arms

•Chairbacks larger than a single seat

•Standing personal transport vehicles

·Artificial noisemakers (whistles, bells, air horns, etc.)

·Video equipment, tape recorders, cameras with lenses longer than 6”

·Sticks, selfie-sticks, poles, flags or signs

·Laser pointers

·Laptops

·Pets (except special service animals)

·Strollers

·Skateboards

·Beach balls or other airborne objects

•Unmanned aircraft systems, or drones, flying in the airspace above Campbell Stadium.

‘SEE SOMETHING-SAY SOMETHING’ TEXT/PHONE LINE: For fans who witness a security concern, the “See Something – Say Something” text and phone line will be available. Text the word “fsufan” along with a message and your location or seat number to 35842. Standard text-message rates apply. Fans also may call (850) 645-JERK (645-5375) if there are any problems with unruly or abusive behavior in their section. Law enforcement officers will respond promptly and take appropriate action.

 

MISCELLANEOUS 

ASSISTED LISTENING DEVICES: Florida State University offers Assisted Listening Devices (ALD) for people with hearing impairments. The ALD amplifies the message broadcast over the main scoreboard to a receiver worn by the person. To obtain an ALD, individuals will need a valid driver’s license or State ID (used as collateral). For additional information or to check out the device, stop by the FSU Police Sub-Station located outside Gate C.

GARNET AND GOLD GOES GREEN: Set to begin its 12th year, the Garnet and Gold Goes Green recycling program has collected 162 tons of recyclable materials. The program and its volunteers will have recycling stations set up in the lots surrounding the stadium, at stadium entrances and in concessions areas. Additional City of Tallahassee trash cans will be set up along major walking routes to the stadium to help keep game day litter free.

GOLDEN GREETERS: Members of the Extra Point Club — an auxiliary of Seminole Athletics — will serve as Golden Greeters, welcoming fans as they enter the stadium. As “customer service liaisons” between the Athletic Department and the public, the Golden Greeters will be available to answer fans’ questions until roughly 30 minutes after kickoff.

GOLF CARTS: Golf carts without official authorization and required placards will not be permitted in or around the stadium.

MARCHING CHIEFS PREGAME SHOW: The Marching Chiefs’ pregame “skull session” is a public rehearsal held at Dick Howser Stadium two hours prior to kickoff. During the rehearsal, each section of the band plays a song for the crowd, followed by the full band playing the “FSU Fight Song” and selections from that day’s half-time show.

MISTING STATIONS: Fans will be able to cool off at misting stations inside the stadium near gates B, E, H and L during the first two home games (Charleston Southern and North Carolina).

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