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Thursday Game Day Travel and Attendance Reminders from Police and OSU Officials
09/24/2008
Lieutenant Gregg Hastings
Public Information Officer
Office: (503) 731-3020 ext. 247

Police and university officials are hoping those traveling area roads or attending Thursday evening's football game in Corvallis when Oregon State University (OSU) plays University of Southern California (USC) take time to make a good game plan so they get to their destination safely and enjoy the competition from their stadium seats.
 
OSU officials anticipate the 6:00 p.m. game on September 25th will be sold out presenting several challenges to those coming to the mid-week scheduled game. "A unique factor to this game is that this will be a regular business day for the university and the surrounding Corvallis area, so there will be additional impacts on traffic and parking prior to kickoff," said OSP Lieutenant Jeff Lanz.
 
Additional State, county and city police officers will be working outside and inside Reser Stadium to handle crowd and increased traffic issues. Lieutenant Lanz advised approximately 25 people are removed from the stadium per game for problems such as unlawful possession of alcohol (adults and minors), extreme intoxication, and disorderly and disruptive behavior.
 
OSP, ODOT and OSU officials suggest the following travel and attendance tips to help make the game experience enjoyable for everyone:
  • Leave early and car pool, if possible
  • Anticipate traffic changes and mid-week traffic congestion due to road construction, parking changes, and regular business day travel
  • Designate a sober driver before the game and call OSP Northern Command Center dispatch at 800-24DRUNK (800-243-7865) or 9-1-1 if you see a suspected intoxicated or dangerous driver
  • Be patient, expecting delays going to and from the game
  • If attending the game, keep in mind underage drinking will be strictly enforced and unruly fan behavior is monitored and subject to a police escort, arrest, and ejection from the stadium.