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Waco and Baylor talk lack of parking at new McLane Stadium

WACO, TX (KXXV) - The first Baylor football game is right around the corner, and Baylor and Waco officials are talking transportation to and from the games.

The Waco Improvement District Board met Monday to share their plans for dealing with parking and transportation at the new stadium. According to Baylor officials, there is less parking at the new McLane Stadium than there was at Floyd Casey.

The city expects around 10,500 vehicles on game days and 7,000 spots at the stadium on Baylor campus are reserved for season ticket holders. That leaves some 3,500 cars to hunt for a spot in nearby neighborhoods and around downtown.

Waco Transit Systems will provide six busses to shuttle game-goers from 5th and Austin Avenue to the bridge for free.

General Manager of Waco Transit Systems John Hendrickson says those six buses may not always be enough.

“The challenge is going to be on other games where it might be Saturday day game and we’re running public transportation service and so we’re limited in the number of assets we have that we can move over to run to McLane stadium,” says Hendrickson. “So that may create a challenge for us in the future.”

The night before game days, Baylor will takeover the Baylor Dutton Law School lot and parking garage, the Ferrell Center and the garage on Speight Ave.

The Vice President of Facilities and Operations at Baylor Brian Nicholson says they have sufficient parking and students will be allowed to park in the east campus garage and anywhere on campus. In addition, Baylor will also block off roads from University Parks Drive to Bagby Avenue fours hours before every game.

Click here to see construction of McLane Stadium from the 25 Bear Eye.
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