Here’s a few things to remember as we embark on the 2017 season…
ROLLING TOOMER’S: Auburn University is asking fans not to roll the two new oak trees at Toomer’s Corner and to limit the celebration to the seven adjacent trees at the corner of College Street and Magnolia Avenue. One oak and two magnolias in front of Biggin Hall and four oaks on College Street will be available to roll. The university has also asked fans not to roll the 10 new oak trees between the corner and Samford Hall.
RV PARKING: RV Parking is free, first-come, first-served beginning at 2 p.m. CT on Thursdays. In addition to the popular hayfields RV parking area, Auburn Athletics is opening the community gardens and Facilities Division lots on Thursdays. View the gameday parking map.
RESERVED PARKING: Reserved parking through Parking Panda will open on Saturday at 8 a.m., with the exception of the Clinic Lot which will open at 12 p.m. CT after the clinic closes for the day. There are 16 lots managed by Parking Panda, five of which still have gameday availability for the season opener. To purchase reserved spots, visit ParkingPanda.com.
CAMPUS CONSTRUCTION: Fans should note construction affecting the following areas that have been popular football gameday gathering spots in the past.
· The Hayfields bordered by Woodfield, College and Research Drive (future site of Jay and Susie Gogue Performing Arts Center). As a measure to accommodate more RV parking, the Facilities Division and Community Gardens areas will now open on Thursdays at 2 p.m.
· The corner of Heisman and Donahue immediately adjacent to the Auburn football locker room and Gate 10 (Football Game Day Support Facility). Fans should expect congestion during Tiger Walk and Spirit March.
· The team will enter through Gate 9 following Tiger Walk this season.
· The grass south of Leach Science Center (Leach Science Center addition).
· The grass north of Gavin Engineering Building (Gavin Engineering Building renovation).
· Grass areas around the Brown-Kopel Engineering Student Achievement Center construction.
· Grass areas around the Broun Hall renovation.
· West Thach Parking areas (construction laydown, campus public safety).
· Grass and paved areas around the Public Safety Building expansion.
· The grass west and south of Lowder Hall and a portion of the paved areas in the B lot (Graduate Business Building construction).
· Construction, which began prior to the 2016 football season, is ongoing along the Mell Street corridor.
CLEAR BAGS: Auburn Athletics enters the second year of its implementation of a clear bag policy at Jordan-Hare Stadium to help ensure the safety of all patrons attending the games. This Southeastern Conference also adopted this policy league-wide, which will be in effect for all of Auburn’s conference road games this season.
Patrons will be allowed to enter with one 12″ x 12″ x 6″ clear bag. Other permissible items include wallets and small clutches, not exceeding 4.5″ x 6.5″, and one gallon zip-top bags. Seat cushions without arms and blankets carried in loosely are also permitted. Any visitor with medically necessary bags, items needed for infants, and strollers must enter the stadium through Gates 5 or 18.
Items that are not permitted include camera cases, diaper bags, printed patterned plastic bags, purses, back packs, mesh bags, binocular cases, fanny packs or tote bags.
As a service to Auburn fans, there will be several checked bag areas at the baseball facility (Plainsman Park) and basketball arena (Auburn Arena). There will also be free lockers located near the Haley Center (Heisman Drive) where fans can store their items and then retrieve them following the game. Contact firstname.lastname@example.org with any questions or visit auburntigers.com/clearbag.