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      Important SU gameday parking information

      Football is back in the air across Central New York.

      Tonight, the Orange kick off the season against the ACC's Wake Forest inside the Carrier Dome. Coming off a Pinstripe Bowl win over Kansas State, Syracuse looks to start the season off on the right foot by topping the Demon Deacons.

      The Carrier Dome opens at 6:30 pm for fans. Kick-off is slated for 8:00 pm.

      All fans with tickets are encouraged to arrive early and use the "Print at Home" option on tickets to avoid lengthy lines at the Box Office.

      SU Athletics also has a few important traffic reminders for folks who are heading to the SU Hill. Here's what you need to know when it comes to parking.

      All day-of-game parking is at Skytop, unless the patron already has a parking pass for main or west campus.

      Parking at Skytop is $12 and includes a shuttle to and from College Place on the east side of the campus. Shuttle bus service will start running at 12:30 pm. Shuttle bus service to Gate A for patrons with disabilities will start running from Skytop at 5:00 pm.

      As SU faculty and staff will be exiting main and west campus parking at the end of their work day, patrons with parking passes for those areas should not arrive until after 5:00 pm to avoid congestion.

      Except for team and staff busses, no busses will be allowed in the West Campus area " all busses must park at Skytop. Bus parking is $40.

      Temporary campus construction will affect getting to the Carrier Dome.

      A project to improve the area between Archbold and Physics started in late August. The project will affect pedestrian traffic for the Wake Forest, Rhode Island and Toledo football games. Fans parking or coming from the east side of campus will be detoured around the north side of Physics or the south side of Bowne, Carnegie and Archbold.

      The Syracuse city police have updated the routing of cars to and from the various west campus lots.

      Patrons should heed all instructions from traffic personnel to expedite getting to their lots, and exiting after the game.