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Johnnies-Tommies game could draw record crowd

COLLEGEVILLE — Homecoming weekend coupled with a football game between what could be Minnesota's fiercest small-college rivals will bring a lot of traffic Saturday to St. John's University.

Officials are expecting 15,000 fans to show up for the game against St. Thomas University, which would break attendance records.

Attendees should plan ahead, arrive early and be patient. Carpooling is recommended because parking will be limited.

Police will direct traffic off Interstate 94, and St. John's security staff will direct traffic on campus and into parking lots. No unsanctioned buses will be allowed on campus.

On-street parking will not be allowed so roads can be kept open for emergencies. All VIP parking has been assigned and inner campus lots will be filled first.


Once those lots are full, vehicles will be directed to outer campus parking lots.

The ticket office opens at 10 a.m. Saturday, and general admission tickets are still available. Reserved seats are sold out. Additional seating is being added to the visitors' side of the field.

Additional bathroom facilities have been placed around the venue.

Tailgating is allowed, but traffic aisles and parking spaces cannot be blocked. Tailgaters cannot use open flame; propane and small charcoal grills are allowed. No glass containers or disruptive music or behavior is allowed.

Alcoholic beverages are not allowed on campus grounds, parking lots or venue. Alcohol will be confiscated.

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