Changes Made for Football Game Day
When NC State’s football team kicks off its highly anticipated 2015 season on Saturday at 6 p.m. against Troy, Wolfpack fans can enhance their game-day experience at Carter-Finley Stadium with several operational initiatives, including new student gates, a new pedestrian bridge and a chance to take a peek at the new Close-King Indoor Practice Facility that opened in August.
Among the biggest changes for the coming season is a new traffic pattern for entering and exiting the stadium before and after games. All lots and parking permits have been color-coded and entry/exit routes have been updated. A full explanation of the traffic patterns are available on this stadium map.
Students will now enter the stadium through Gate 6, providing a more direct entry from the parking lots at the North Carolina State Fairgrounds. Gates 5 and 11 are now designated as public entry gates, giving the general public more options to enter the stadium.
A pedestrian bridge has been added over the Gate B access road entrance to allow pedestrian traffic to continue to and from the stadium as vehicles enter and exit the parking lots served by Gate B.
The Walk of Champions, a pregame march featuring the football team, marching band and cheerleaders will proceed from Trinity Road near Gate B, down the path to Gant Plaza and into the Murphy Football Operations Center.
For the first two games, fans can take a pregame tour of the newly opened Close-King Indoor Practice Facility. It will open two hours before kickoff and will remain open for 90 minutes. No outside food or drink is allowed and there are no restrooms available to the public.
Fans who want to keep up with changes or who need assistance on game day can follow @PackGuestSrvcs on Twitter, for information about weather, traffic, gate congestion and other frequently asked questions.