NEW HAVEN, Conn. (WTNH) — Thursday is a test run for the stadium lighting at the Yale Bowl and surrounding parking lots. Friday will be the first night game ever. Bulldog fans are fired up about Friday night lights, but drivers, not so much.
“You have to get here at least a couple hours before the game or you won’t get in. It will be an hour just to get from here to up there.”
When you add stadium traffic to congested rush-hour traffic, drivers are either looking for a way around it, or bringing their patience.
Yale is doing what it can to alleviate the traffic pressure. They’re opening up the parking lots at 2:00 in the afternoon so tailgaters can get in before the rush-hour traffic. Yale student Diego Montemayor has a plan of his own.
“I think there are buses for the students and I think I will just take the bus so I won’t have to worry about traffic,” said Montemayor.
The reason for Friday night game is a network contract to air Yale games on Friday night, so this might not be the only game of the season.