If there’s one thing college students know, it’s that parking on any campus can be a nightmare.
With Idaho playing Washington State this weekend, Vandals may not know where to park.
Luckily, there are a few options to help ease the pain of finding Martin Stadium come Saturday.
A general parking permit can be bought from Washington State Transportation Services before game day for $15. These permits work in a number of parking lots scattered throughout campus. Some lots require permits to be purchased online before the game. If permits are bought the day of the game, the cost is $20.
The lot on Ott Road, off Grimes Way, is closest to Martin Stadium, but is available only through online pre-sale. The closest lot that does not require an online purchase is on Olympia Avenue, north of Hitchcock Equine Track.
Stadium Way will be closed between Grimes Way and Orchard Drive Saturday, so an alternate route to these locations should be determined.
If bringing an RV to the game, there are three lots available. Parking regions three through six are available for general purchase. Lots three, four and five can be found northeast of Martin Stadium on Ferdinand’s Lane. Region six is southwest of the stadium on College Avenue.
RV parking permits can be purchased at parking.wsu.edu. These permits will only be valid in regions three through six.
A number of churches will offer off campus parking to the general public.
Community Congregational United Church of Christ can be found at 525 NE Campus Ave.
Presbyterian Church of Pullman is on 1630 NE Stadium Way.
Sacred Heart Church is on 400 NE Ash St.
Trinity Lutheran Church can be found on 1300 NE Lybecker Road.
In all locations, a small donation is recommended out of courtesy.
Park and ride
The City of Pullman and Washington State Athletics will offer game day transit to the stadium for free.
Cougar Express One will arrive at the Pullman Aquatic Center, Pizza Hut, Wal-Mart, Living Faith Church, Bishop Boulevard and Harvest Drive and Bishop Boulevard and Bleasner Drive. The shuttle runs from 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and picks up passengers every 12-15 minutes.
Cougar Express Two arrives at the Busch Distribution Center, Pizza Hut, Grand Avenue and Larry Street, Crimson and Gray, Safeway, Wal-Mart, Bishop Boulevard and Harvest Drive and Bishop Boulevard and Bleasner Drive. This shuttle also runs 8 a.m. to 3:20 p.m. and picks up passengers every 15-17 minutes.
Cougar Express Three picks will arrive at Terre View and Highway 270, Valley Playfields, WSU Research Park and Merman Drive and Valley View Drive.
The bus picks up passengers every 10-13 minutes during pregame and every 8-10 minutes postgame.
Cougar Express Four runs 8 a.m. to 3:15 p.m. The bus arrives at Valley Playfields, Merman Drive and Valley View Drive. The bus arrives every 10-12 minutes.
Buses arrive at the east end of Martin Stadium on Stadium Way during fourth quarter. The postgame routes are drop off only.
As for tailgating, furniture like tables, tents and chairs are prohibited in parking spaces and on sidewalks. These items are only allowed in RV spaces under an awning. No open flame is allowed. All fires must be contained and extinguished before leaving.
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