A UNH FAN'S GUIDE TO HOMECOMING 2006

UNH Information for UNH Homecoming Weekend Football Game Saturday, October 14

Welcome to the home of the Wildcats and the undefeated UNH football team. Because of the large increase in fan attendance, we hope this information will be helpful to you as you plan your visit to UNH.
October 14 also is the first full day of UNH Homecoming Weekend. Several events are planned throughout the weekend; some of these events are listed below for your information and for traffic considerations.

Traffic Flow

We expect a very large volume of traffic in and out of Durham on Saturday. For this reason, we are routing vehicles as we do on Commencement. Specifically:

Whether you approach Durham from the east or the west on Route 4, exit at 155-A and turn east toward Durham. Follow 155-A past a short stretch of farmlands and fields. While you may be familiar with other routes to campus, this route will be staffed with officers who will keep traffic moving as smoothly as possible.

Handicap Parking

If you require handicap parking, please see the officer along the route in front of the Field House, who will direct you to the closest available parking spaces. Shuttles will be provided from B Lot, where overflow handicap parking has been designated.

Parking

There will be free parking in West Edge Lot and portions of Lot B (adjacent to McConnell Hall) Shuttles will be provided to the stadium entrance at the front of the Field House. No alcohol is allowed in these areas.
If you are planning to attend only the game, turn left onto Loop Road to parking lot A (police officers will direct you). There will be multiple points to A Lot to make it easier for football fans. The cost to park in A Lot is $5. No alcohol is permitted in this area.
The only location designated for tailgating with alcohol is Boulder Field. If you are planning to tailgate with alcohol, turn right to Boulder Field and be prepared to show proper age ID. The cost to park in Boulder Field is $10.

UNH Tailgating Rules

This is a family-friendly event. Please behave responsibly.
Tailgating lots will open at 9 a.m. No kegs or drinking games are allowed in the tailgating area.

Because Boulder Field is an area where alcoholic beverages are permitted, all fans wishing to drink in this area will need to present a proper age ID. Those who are drinking alcoholic beverages will be required to wear a wristband which will be provided once IDs are checked.
Alcohol consumption ends promptly at 1 p.m.  Police officers and event staff will remind fans beginning at 12:30 p.m. Those who ignore the police and continue to drink after 1 p.m. will be subject to arrest.

Ticket Information:

Individuals who have parked in Boulder Field and have tickets at will-call, or who need tickets, will be directed to the entrance to the stadium next to the turf field to pick up their tickets. People are encouraged to do this as soon after they arrive as possible. If they have parked in Lot A, or have arrived by shuttle, or are simply entering from the front of the Field House, there is a will-call location in the indoor track that is clearly marked. Everyone is encouraged to pick-up their will-call tickets as far in advance of the games as possible.

New bleachers that seat an additional 1,100 student fans are available near the band. Available on a first-come first-serve basis, these are open to all, but UNH students are encouraged to cheer on the team here.

Other Homecoming Events

We are providing times on Saturday for some of the other homecoming events so you will be able to better plan your travel to the Durham campus.

Women’s Lacrosse alumni game       Bremner Field                 8:30 a.m.
5K Homecoming road race                   Front of Field House      8:30 a.m.
Men’s lacrosse alumni game               Bremner Field                 10:00 a.m.
Tailgating Cook-Off Competition          Boulder Field                   9:30 a.m. (registration)
  (More information below) 
Wildcat sculpture dedication                 Memorial Field                11:00 a.m.
UNH vs. James Madison - Kick-off      Cowell Stadium              12:00 p.m.
Dedication of the Hatch mural              Kingsbury Hall                 3:30 to 5:30
 
 
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