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FCS Kickoff Classic Game, Parking and Traffic Details

Post Date:08/21/2019 2:00 PM

MONTGOMERY – 150 years in the making, Cramton Bowl is set to host tens of thousands of fans Saturday for ESPN's first televised game of college football's sesquicentennial year. The 3rd Annual Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff Classic will feature Birmingham's Samford University and Youngstown State University from Ohio.

Tickets are still available at and Cramton Bowl’s Gate 5 will offer day-of ticket purchases as well as pick up for will call tickets Friday 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. and Saturday beginning at 10 a.m. All gates will open and sell tickets beginning at noon Saturday. Samford player passes will be at Gate 8 and Youngstown State player passes will be at Gate 4. Fan Fest at Paterson Field runs from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday.

Madison Avenue from Jackson to South Capitol Parkway will see a soft close Friday at 11 p.m. It will be officially closed at 10 a.m. Saturday. However, the Montgomery Curb Market will be open and accessible Saturday morning. Hall Street at Adams Avenue will be converted into a one-way street accessible for the teams and fans parking in Lots A and B to enter before and exit after the game. All streets will reopen and resume normal traffic flow overnight Saturday.


Parking Lot K must be accessed by Upper Wetumpka Road. (Pass Required)

Parking Lot J must be accessed by Upper Wetumpka Road (Pass Required/Handicap Parking)

There will be a hard close on Madison Avenue from Jackson Street to S. Capitol Pkwy at 10:00 a.m. Saturday.

Lots A & B may be accessed by Hall Street. (Pass Required)

Streets will reopen overnight Saturday, August 25th.


All Parking LOTS/DECKS open at 10:00am unless otherwise noted:

Parking Passes are REQUIRED to enter Lots A, B, D, F, G, J and K. 

Lots A and B may be accessed by Hall Street with a pass.

Lots K & J may be accessed by using Upper Wetumpka Road.

Lot J is also designated Handicap Parking

Four Lots will be available for parking:

Tallapoosa Street/Commerce Street (1) –FREE PARKING

Biscuits Lots on Columbus Street (3) –FREE PARKING

Six Parking Decks downtown will be available for parking:

Municipal Deck – Madison Avenue/Court Street - FREE PARKING

Intermodal Deck – Molton Street/Water Street - FREE PARKING

Coosa Street Deck – Tallapoosa Street/Coosa Street - FREE PARKING

RSA-Tower Deck – Monroe Street/Perry Street - Non-Reserved Spaces / FREE PARKING

RSA-Capitol Deck – Madison Avenue/Decatur Street - Non-Reserved Spaces / FREE PARKING

RSA-Union Deck – Madison Avenue/Ripley Street - Non-Reserved Spaces/ FREE PARKING

RV Parking will be available beginning August 23 at noon. Lot C is designated for RV Parking. Pop-Up Tents are NOT ALLOWED in Lot C. RV parking spaces with electrical hookups cost $50, and spaces without power cost $40. Those interested in securing a RV parking can contact Balsie Butler @ 334 409-1323 Email -

Reserved tailgating is available beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday at Lot E, located between Madison Avenue and Monroe Street, for $20 per space. Managed by EAT South, proceeds will benefit this River Region nonprofit urban teaching farm. To reserve a space email (Method Preferred) and specify whether you are from Samford or YSU fan to guarantee a space in the correct section. No electrical outlets are available in Lot E.

Free shuttle service begins Saturday at 10 a.m. Saturday. Shuttling will continue during the game, as well as 1.5 hours after the game or until all patrons have been picked up/dropped by the shuttles.

Shuttle Pick-Up/Drop-Off Points:

• Madison Avenue/Hilliard Street

• RSA-Union Deck

• RSA-Capitol Deck

• Municipal Deck

• Tallapoosa Street/Molton Street

• Biscuits Lots

• Coosa Street Deck


Stadium Security

Upon entering Cramton Bowl, every patron will be wanded. Umbrellas, long camera lenses, selfie sticks or pocket knives are not permitted. Any bags must be CLEAR 12x12 or less and will be THOROUGHLY SEARCHED. Express lines are available for those without bags, and multiple lines will be available at each gate.


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