Kickoff for this Saturday's ECU home game is at 7:30 pm. Greenville police remind motorists going to and from the game they should expect heavy traffic around the stadium starting early Saturday afternoon.
For the University of Central Florida game parking lots will open six hours prior to kickoff.
Police say motorists not going to the game should try to avoid streets around the stadium, along with Charles Boulevard, 14th Street, Elm Street and Greenville Boulevard.
Greenville Police News Release
ECU will play host to UCF for this Saturday night. The kick off is scheduled for 7:30 PM. Motorist traveling to and from the game need to expect heavy traffic in and around the stadium starting early Saturday afternoon.
Beginning this year ECU has made changes in their parking locations, the lot at the corner of Greenville Blvd and Charles Blvd by the baseball and softball field is now Student Pirate Club parking. Also there will be no general handicap parking along Berkley Road as in the past.
All general parking and general handicap parking will be on Charles Blvd at the Allied Health Building. Shuttle buses will run from this location to the stadium. There are also two small General parking lots on Fourteenth Street near the Dorms. Again for this game ECU parking lots will open six hours prior to the kick off.
Motorist not traveling to the game should try to avoid the following streets around the stadium; Charles Blvd, Fourteenth Street, Elm Street and Greenville Blvd. Traffic on these roadways will be extremely heavy prior to the game and after the game.
The Greenville Police Department and the North Carolina Highway Patrol will be working traffic post along these routes prior to the game and at the conclusion of the game. The following traffic restrictions will be in place at the conclusion of the game to expedite the flow of traffic leaving the game. Motorist can expect these restrictions to be put in place around 10:15 PM.
1. Fourteenth Street will be closed for all east bound traffic at College Hill. No traffic will be allowed west on Fourteenth Street from Elm Street. All east bound traffic from Charles Blvd on Fourteenth Street will be diverted on to College Hill. No traffic will be allowed into the stadium until traffic has cleared from Berkley Road. All traffic leaving the C. M. Eppes School leased parking on Fourteenth Street will be sent west on Fourteenth Street towards Charles Blvd.
2. Berkley Road leaving the stadium will have 3 lanes set up all turning right on to Fourteenth Street. Fourteenth Street will be coned off allowing three east bound lanes to Elm Street. At the intersection of Elm Street motorist in the right hand lane will turn right onto Elm Street, the center lane will continue straight on Fourteenth Street and the left lane will turn left on Elm Street towards Tenth Street.
3. Charles Blvd will be closed to South Bound traffic at Fourteenth Street. All traffic traveling south on Charles Blvd from Tenth Street will be diverted onto Fourteenth Street. No traffic traveling west on Fourteenth will be allowed to make left turns on to Charles Blvd. At Greenville Blvd and Charles Blvd no traffic will be allowed north on Charles Blvd. All north bound traffic on Charles Blvd from Red Banks Road will be diverted right onto Greenville Blvd.
Motorist should be patient, Officers will work diligently to get traffic congestion worked out as quickly as possible. Normally theses traffic restrictions are less than one hour. With the crowds that are expected for this game these restrictions could be longer.