Texas Tech vs. Kansas Football Game Calls for Temporary Parking Changes

The changes were made to accommodate Thursday night’s football game to reduce traffic congestion on campus.

Parking Lot

In 20 years, Texas Tech University has hosted two Thursday night football games: one in 2013 and the other tomorrow evening (Sept. 29) as the Red Raiders take on the University of Kansas at Jones AT&T Stadium.

With the game occurring on a weeknight, Texas Tech administrators, along with Transportation & Parking Services, are requiring some logistical changes to parking and traffic routines for the day to reduce traffic congestion on campus and accommodate university faculty, staff and students as well as gamegoers. 

The plan

Classes will not be formally cancelled Thursday, but instructors or academic areas can decide whether to hold classes. Some staff members also will be able to leave early, but supervisors will determine which staff are essential for a full day.

All campus parking lots will need to be vacated by 3:30 p.m., with the exception of:

  • R01 (west of the Chemistry building)
  • R13 Visitor (southeast corner of 15th Street and Akron Avenue)
  • Flint Avenue garage

Faculty and staff members who remain on duty must relocate their vehicles between the lunch hour and 3:30 p.m. to R01, R13 Visitor or the Flint Avenue garage. Those who park in the Flint Avenue garage must avoid the gated, reserved spaces on the first floor.

At 4:30 p.m., Texas Tech police will begin controlling access to the streets near the stadium, as it will be limited to game day permit traffic only.

Specific instructions for each parking lot is available on the Transportation & Parking Services website.

Staff members who are permitted to leave early are still required to work 40 hours during the workweek. A workweek is considered to be from 12:01 a.m. Sunday through midnight the following Saturday. If the hours are not made up during the workweek, employees may either use accrued vacation leave or take leave without pay.

For any questions about parking, contact Transportation & Parking Services.