PULLMAN, Wash. - With Saturday's Washington State football game against Eastern Washington a sellout, WSU Athletics would like to alert fans to travel and parking options so they may enjoy their Cougar football experience.
The sellout crowd will be the first for an opening game on the Pullman campus since 1952, when 25,000 fans watched Washington State and Stanford in a battle of two nationally-ranked teams. The last sellout in Martin Stadium was Oct. 6, 2007 vs. Arizona State.
In an effort to alleviate traffic coming into Pullman during home football weekends, WSU Athletics and the Washington State Department of Transportation are encouraging fans to take the Cougar Corridor alternate route utilizing state route 271 and highway 27 through the towns of Rosalia, Oakesdale, Garfield and Palouse. The goal is to reduce the amount of traffic on Highway 195 and ease the bottleneck on 195 through the town of Colfax.
With the increased number of fans attending Saturday's game, parking options in and around Pullman are extremely limited. WSU Athletics is teaming up with Pullman Transit to provide free Park and Ride service on home football game days for Cougar fans. All Park and Ride locations begin three hours prior to kickoff. Following the game busses will pick up at the east end of Martin Stadium on Stadium Way for up to 1.5 hours. Park and Ride locations in Pullman include the Pullman Aquatic Center (500 NW Larry Street), Living Faith Church (1035 South Grand Ave.) and the intersection of Airport Road and state route 270.
For all information surrounding Cougar Football Gameday, visit wsucougars.com/gameday.