With the fall season comes pumpkin spice, colorful leaves and colder weather. But in Tallahassee, we all know that fall means football.

The football season can be a fun and enjoyable time to spend with friends and family while cheering on your alma mater. However, the stress of getting to the FSU games and finding parking can sometimes be too much to handle. Your time to stress on game days is over! Here are some helpful tips to make it through FSU game day driving like a pro.

Traffic Patterns

Traffic patterns approaching the stadium will be modified four hours before every home game. FSU Transportation & Parking services has provided maps for pre-game traffic flow and post-game traffic flow. During this time, the Tallassee Police Department recommends you follow these routes:

  • From the north, use Stadium Drive or Macomb Street to Pensacola Street
  • From the east, use Pensacola or Gaines Streets
  • From the west, use Pensacola or Tennessee streets to Stadium Drive
  • From the south, use Lake Bradford Road

Parking

FSU opens the student lots for parking on game days. Remember to bring money for parking and to check the FSU Transportation & Marketing map to see where the lots are located. Parking is also available at the Donald L. Tucker Civic Center. The civic center is a bit of a hike to the stadium, but the Spirit Shuttle runs back and forth between the stadium and the civic center for five dollars/round trip.

Tips

  • Consider downloading the Seminole Safe app.  On the app you will find a tab titled, “Game Day Guide.” This tab houses live updates and additional information for all the game day questions you may have.
  • Consider using the Waze Traffic app. The app will navigate you to the stadium on the most direct route, following the game day traffic patterns.
  • Make sure to plan ahead and get to the stadium early. Remember, everyone will be trying to get to the same place so if you leave late, traffic will be crazy. Leaving early also gives you the added bonus of having more time to tailgate!

Remember, game days are about having fun with friends and family while cheering on the Seminoles. Don’t let the traffic and parking situation overwhelm you and ruin your day. Plan your travel accommodations ahead of time so you can relax and enjoy the game!