After UL’s first home game of the season, many of you asked why there were changes to football game day parking.
Tomorrow night, the Cajuns take on Coastal Carolina. Now, we’re getting answers from the university on why changes were made.
If you plan to park in the grassy lot along West Congress St. across from Cajun Field, it will now cost you $10. UL Deputy Athletic Director Nico Yantko says money generated goes back into the program.
“It’s vital for us to have those revenues coming back into the department whether that is for travel expenses or nutrition programs, scholarships. Everything we are doing is focused on building that student-athlete experience, so we have a competitive brand we all want to have on a national platform,” said Yantko.
The attendants in the general parking lots only accept debit or credit cards.
“That’s part of the university’s policy to limit cash,” Yantko said. “It is to also help us monitor how many people are parking on a game-day routine.”
If you’re looking to park closer to the stadium, Yantko encourages fans to join the Ragin’ Cajuns Athletic Foundation. It’s $250 to join, and for an additional $60, you’ll get a parking spot inside Cajun Field.
“So, it will be a $60 fee for football parking. Same with men’s basketball- you’ll have to buy a pass there. The donation is good across the board to make you eligible for those parking passes for all sports,” said Yantko.
To receive updates on parking and other game day information, UL has created a Louisiana Game Day Updates Facebook page.