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Preventing parking headaches for Saturday's big events

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Sioux Falls is going to be a much bigger city this weekend as thousands of visitors in town for tons of events.   

It's not only open pheasant weekend, there's also the USD vs. NDSU football game at Howard Wood Field, the Expo for Her at the Convention Center and Stamped hockey at the Arena.  

With all the events happening at the same time and in basically the same place, the question is, where will everyone park? 

The Sioux Falls Sports Authority expects over 10,000 people for the USD vs. NDSU game alone.  They've been working with the city and arena center for months to create a parking plan to fit all the events.

Lots A, E and F will be open for general parking; however, vendors for the expo for her will be parking in Lot E.  They also intend to use Lot A for Expo and Stampede hockey parking. 

Lot B is reserved for the Expo for Her until 3:00pm.  After that, it will be open for general parking for the football game.   

Lot D is reserved for USD alumni with parking passes only.   

The parking lot behind Pheasant's baseball stadium is for NDSU RV's and buses. 

There will also be tailgating for both universities set up at the practice field outside Howard Wood. 

The Sports Authority is encouraging the general public to park at the fair grounds.  A shuttle bus service will start at 4:00pm and will take fans from both teams right to the stadium and back after the game. 

The fair grounds will also be set up with port-a-potties and garbage bins, so you can expect to see some tailgating gout there as well.  

Volunteers, parking security and police officers will be on site to help direct traffic and make sure everyone is parking in the correct lots.  

Westbound Russell Street has been closed all week, but all lanes of traffic will be open for this Saturday's events.  On Sunday, eastbound traffic  on the street will be closed.

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