As everyone begins to look forward to the Monon Bell game, I thought it might be important for everyone to understand why the parking lots at DePauw will not be open until 9:00 AM the morning of the game. Here’s the response I received from the DePauw Alumni Office when I asked about tailgating opportunities.

“The “tailgating” issue is one we have considered carefully during our ongoing Monon Bell planning process. As you may know issues of alcohol and tailgating are concerns widespread throughout campuses across the country. Our primary concern and effort is to ensure that we are addressing foreseeable risks in our parking venues outside the stadium.

With this in mind we hope that placing reasonable parameters on the availability of the tailgating areas will be one step in helping us create a safe and responsible environment before, during after the game.

The Blackstock parking lot will open at 9:00 AM on Saturday November, 10.

Parking in the Blackstock lot will be on a first come, first served basis when the lot opens that morning.”

Please keep this in mind as you make your Monon Bell game plans.