Sept. 1, 2011

Cyclone football opener is Sept. 3

Coach Paul Rhoads' Cyclone football squad opens its 2011 season Saturday with a home game against the University of Northern Iowa Panthers. It'll be a "Color It Cardinal" day; fans are asked to dress in cardinal for the game. Kickoff is 6 p.m. Public lots will open at noon and most donor lots open at 7 a.m. Saturday.

C lots closed to football fans until 2 p.m.

The Iowa State volleyball team plays host to Iowa at 2 p.m. Saturday in Hilton Coliseum. Parking in the lots north of Center Drive (lots C-1 and C-2) will not open until 2 p.m. for football fans. Prior to 2 p.m., only those with volleyball season parking permits and those with issued C-1 and C-2 permits will be allowed to park north of Center Drive.

Public parking rates for Cyclone football games are as follows: $20 for cars and trucks, $50 for RVs and $5 for motorcycles.

Tickets will be scanned

Both stadium seats ($50) and hillside tickets ($20) remain available for the game. For the first time, all tickets will be electronically scanned at the entry gates of Jack Trice Stadium. Fans' tickets also will be exit scanned if they want to re-enter the stadium.

Respect the neighborhood

The athletics department is asking football fans who park in the streets and neighborhoods surrounding Jack Trice Stadium to be considerate of area homeowners. Fans are expected to obey all city of Ames parking regulations and be sensitive to noise levels. Trash should not be left in the streets, medians or grassy areas by departing fans.