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Old 09-11-2006, 11:32 PM   #1
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Iowa vs Iowa State game in Iowa City Sept 16 '06

So far Dan, adamb, and I are thinking of driving our buses together from the Des Moines area over to IC.

I was wondering who else is planning on being there, and who else from central iowa will be driving out there. Maybe we can either get more buses in our caravan or all meet up and park together over in Iowa City.

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Old 09-12-2006, 06:44 AM   #2
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i wish i lived closer to central iowa!

i was doing some figuring the other day, and decided it costs about $30/hr in fuel to drive the bus. I need to get back on veggie oil!

with current lower diesel fuel prices, i think it would cost about $500 to drive the bus to ames and back.
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Old 09-12-2006, 08:24 AM   #3
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We'll be taking our bus over. Planning to leave DSM around 5:15am...
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Do you have a place to park or are you winging it like the rest of us?
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Old 09-12-2006, 05:23 PM   #5
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I'm planning on going that direction, not sure of the parking situation yet though.
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Apparently the lots open at 6 PM and close at 10 PM if you get there later than that you will have to wait till 7 AM for them to open again.

So far the plans are Dan leaving at 3pm and AdamB leaving at 6pm from Des Moines/Ames

I don't know when I am leaving yet, I am hoping to drive with another bus if I am ready in time.

Parking information can be viewed here:

http://www.uifootballparking.com/

I snuck into A2 two years ago.

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I've never taken a bus to iowa city tailgating before, what time do i have to be there to get into a lot? which lot is the most desireable?
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We're winging it for parking. Taking about 30 people with, so heading over Fri night was not an option.
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I think lots J and S are the most desirable. If those are full go to lot K I think has plenty of room and does not fill up.
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As Steve said we, we have about ten of us going over Friday night, with the rest of the crew coming over on Saturday. The Iowa parking website says that most of the lots open at 7am on Saturday BUT I have heard from a few sources including channel 13 that general lots will be open at 6pm Friday, closing at Midnight and REOPENING at 7am. I cannot guarantee that this is true, but that is what we are banking on. If the game is as well attended as it usually is many lots will probably be pretty full by 7am. We are heading to the S lot on the corner of Myrtle and Riverside at 6pm Friday. I don't know why, but that is where our driver wants to be, he says it is usually pretty fun, plus it is closer to the downtown bars. If anyone else wants in there I will try to reserve a couple spots (doubt they will let me but a cold beer is sometimes more useful than a crisp Benjamin).
Steve if you are still heading over Friday night call me after six sometime and I will have some more parking information.
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