Skelly Stadium parking recommendations

Thursday, August 29th 2002, 12:00 am
By: News On 6

Friday Football Fever hits Tulsa Friday. But instead of high schools, it's the big kids from OU and TU who will battle it out in Skelly Stadium.

There might be a battle outside the stadium too. News on Six reporter Steve Berg says there will be major parking headaches for fans on Friday.

It's always a challenge when they have a big game at Skelly. The neighborhood is just south of the stadium. There's a reason they have these signs. "No parking during events." That includes football games.

Officials say your best bet is to take the shuttle. You park at the Tulsa County Fairgrounds. Go in Gate 5 off 15th Street. The shuttle costs $2 per person round trip. Kids 12 and under ride free. The service starts at 4 o'clock in the afternoon. And the best part is you get curbside service. Marc Tuttle with TU: "It's a tested system, we've run it for OSU games in previous years, it's a tested system that really works well. Drop off point is right at Skelly Stadium and it's really the best way to go, for $2 you can't beat it."

And there's no parking on campus unless you're a member of the Golden Hurricane Club. There is parking on side streets, but you need to pay attention to the signs, because you "can" get towed.