With about 14,600 tickets requested by Duke faculty and staff for this Saturday's Employee Kick-Off event, Parking and Transportation Services is advising Duke community members to plan ahead and allow plenty of travel time to Duke's home opener against the University of Richmond.
Parking is free only for Duke employees who present a valid 2012 or 2013 Duke parking permit. Otherwise, parking costs $10 (cash only).
To make it easier for fans to get to the game, Duke Parking and Transportation Services will run shuttles from off-site public parking lots, where employees are encouraged to park. Shuttles will travel between the H Lot and PGI to the Chapel Drive circle, in front of Duke Chapel. Shuttles will run from 4 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. (or until one hour after the game) every 15 to 20 minutes, depending on traffic flow. Pick-up locations will be the intersections of Flowers Drive/Yearby Avenue and Flowers Drive/Trent Drive. The drop-off location will be the intersection of Flowers Drive/Trent Drive.
Additional public parking will be available in the Chemistry and Circuit Drive lots, but these lots will not include shuttle service. General public parking for persons with disabilities will be located in the B-2, B-4 and B-7 portions of the Blue Zone. An accessible lift-equipped van will be available for individuals needing wheelchair lift assistance.