CU community prepares for Nov. 4 football game vs. University of Southern California

November 2, 2011 •

The University of Colorado Buffaloes will play the University of Southern California Trojans on Friday, Nov. 4, at 7 p.m. at Folsom Field. Folsom Field will open at 5:30 p.m. for the first-ever Friday night game, which will be televised nationally on ESPN and ESPN 3D.

CU-Boulder main campus classes and offices are scheduled to operate on a normal schedule on Nov. 4.

"This is a great opportunity to showcase our outstanding university before a national TV audience and we are proud that we're becoming known for our hospitality toward other Pac-12 teams," said Karen Raforth, interim dean of students at CU-Boulder. "Because this is a night game, we urge our students and fans to be safe."

In order to ensure public safety, CU Police and security will have a robust presence in and around the stadium and visibly intoxicated or disruptive fans will be refused entry or ejected from the stadium. Fans can report unruly or dangerous behavior by texting CU a brief message and their seat location to 69050.

With thousands of additional people in Boulder and on campus for the game during a work and school day, traffic is expected to be especially heavy. Walking, riding a bicycle or taking public transportation such as a bus to campus for classes and work on game day, and to the game, is strongly suggested.

RTD's BuffRide will be operating throughout the Denver metro area. Buses start departing about two hours and 30 minutes before kickoff from Park-n-Ride locations where passengers can park for free. RTD also will be operating additional buses for the J, Stampede and 209 routes, as well as from the U.S. 36 at Broomfield Park-n-Ride for the game.

For Park-n-Ride locations and fare information visit www.rtd-denver.com.

Game day parking on campus for the general public will be very limited. Fans driving to Boulder are encouraged to use the Foothills Parkway exit to Colorado Avenue to access public parking at CU's Research Park at Colorado Avenue and 33rd Street and will be shuttled over to Folsom Field by CU's Buff Buses.

Fans may also access free parking in the parking structures on the east side of the 29th Street Mall. Paid public parking is also available in downtown Boulder. Game attendees can ride the HOP bus route to Folsom Field for $2 each way from either location.

For more details on game day parking and transportation information visit www.colorado.edu/parking/events/sportsrec/CUvs.USCFootballGame11-4-11.html.

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