CU community prepares for Oct. 11 football game vs. Arizona State University

Published: Oct. 8, 2012

The University of Colorado Buffaloes will play Arizona State University on Thursday, Oct. 11, at Folsom Field. The 7 p.m. game will be nationally televised on ESPN.

Gates will open at 5:30 p.m. and fans are encouraged to arrive well before the 7 p.m. kickoff to avoid congestion at the ticket gates.

The CU-Boulder main campus will operate on a normal schedule, including classes and offices. Programs located in Folsom Stadium and in some nearby locations -- particularly the Duane, Benson, Muenzinger, MCDB and Porter buildings -- will have additional restrictions placed on them late that day. Every effort has been made to mitigate disruptions to normal Thursday afternoon schedules.

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 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. For Park-n-Ride locations and fare information visit

Game day parking on campus will be very limited with public parking only available for persons with disabilities. Fans driving to Boulder are encouraged to use the Foothills Parkway exit to Colorado Avenue to access paid public parking at CU’s Research Park at Colorado Avenue and 33rd Street. Parking is $10 a space and CU Buff Buses will shuttle fans to Folsom Field.

Fans also may access free parking in the tri-level parking structure 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 $2.25 each way from either location.

Beginning at 3 p.m., game day traffic management will close Colorado Avenue and 18th Street to bus service and vehicle traffic. Bus stops located on Colorado Avenue and 18th Street will be inaccessible to bus routes during this time and buses will be re-routed to stops along Regent Drive.

For more details on game day parking and transportation information visit and

News media contacts:
Bronson Hilliard, CU-Boulder spokesperson, 303-735-6183
Ryan Huff, University of Colorado Police Department, 303-492-7581