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University Of Virginia Announces Parking Plan For Oct. 6 Rolling Stones Concert At Scott Stadium

September 7, 2005 -- Parking at the Oct. 6 Rolling Stones concert at the University of Virginia’s Scott Stadium will require a little luck, a little money or a little shoe leather — and likely a good deal of patience.

Approximately 1,500 premium spaces nearest the stadium will be sold for $15 apiece to the winners of a lottery conducted by U.Va.’s Department of Parking & Transportation. Beginning Sept. 8, concert-goers may enter the lottery by visiting www.virginia.edu/parking or by calling (434) 924-7231. Winners will be notified by e-mail beginning Sept. 19 and will have 48 hours to purchase their permits. Those with handicapped permits may purchase reserved spaces near the stadium by calling the same number. Access to those spaces will be available beginning at 5:30 p.m., well before the concert’s scheduled 7 p.m. start.

As the Stones’ song goes, “You Can’t Always Get What You Want,” and lottery losers can console themselves with the chance to purchase concert-day parking within easy walking distance of the stadium. An estimated 1,500 spaces will be sold for $10 apiece on a first-come, first-served basis, beginning at 5:30 p.m., at the Emmet/Ivy Garage, the Central Grounds Parking Garage, and the  Health System South Garage.

Those who are willing to walk a little further may park for free at University Hall or the Fontaine Research Park, where a total of about 1,000 spaces will be available. Additionally, concert-goers with a DMV handicap placard but without reserved permits may park at The Park, near the Law School and intersection of Arlington Boulevard and Massie Road, and catch a free ride on a shuttle bus to the stadium’s east and west gates.

Finally, Charlottesville Transit Service will run a shuttle service from downtown beginning at 6:15 p.m. on the night of the concert. The buses will pick up passengers along Market Street at 2nd and 5th streets, and along Water Street at 3rd Street and the Omni Hotel, then drop them off on McCormick Road near the Engineering School. The cost will be $3 per round trip. The buses are handicapped accessible.

Traffic will follow the usual patterns for home football games. Beginning at 5:30 p.m., access to Stadium, Alderman and McCormick roads will be restricted to concert permit-holders. After the concert, Fontaine Avenue traffic will be restricted to westbound traffic only between Maury Avenue and U.S. 29.

Those who need additional information may e-mail parking@virginia.edu, or call (434) 924-7231.

Contact: Dan Heuchert, (434) 924-7676

FOR ADDITIONAL INFORMATION: Contact the Office of University Relations at (434) 924-7116. Television reporters should contact the TV News Office at (434) 924-7550.

SOURCE: U.Va. News Services

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