March 3, 2010
MURFREESBORO—The TSSAA High School Basketball Tournaments are getting under way once again at MTSU’s Murphy Center, with the girls’ state tournaments set March 10-13 and the boys’ state playoffs scheduled March 17-20. And that means temporary traffic changes around MTSU!
As in the past, tournament team buses will be parked along the east side of Middle Tennessee Boulevard, creating a brief single lane of traffic heading north on Middle Tennessee Boulevard between Lytle Street and Faulkinberry Drive. The Faulkinberry entrance from Middle Tennessee Boulevard will be closed all four days (March 10-13) for the girls’ games and closed March 12-15 for the boys’ games. Faulkinberry also will close at Normal Way.
MTSU students, faculty, staff and visitors who usually use the Greenland Drive lots for parking are being encouraged to find alternative parking on campus during the brief busy period. The Greenland Drive lots will be reserved for TSSAA ticketholders during the tournaments, and there will be a $5 charge for any vehicle parking in those lots.
The university will reserve parking during the tournaments in the following lots for vehicles displaying appropriate campus permits: Woodfin’s, Maintenance, Horseshoe, Corral, and the S-Curve/Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building. Visitors with appropriate permits also will be allowed to park in those lots.
Visitors attending the tournament games will be routed to outer lots surrounding campus, including the Tennessee Livestock Pavilion and Rutherford lots, for the duration of the events.
For more information about the tournament, please visit the TSSAA Web site at www.tssaa.org or call 615-889-6740.