Tens of thousands of football fans will be heading to Nissan Stadium Friday for the 20th Annual Music City Bowl, this year featuring Kentucky and Northwestern. Kickoff is scheduled for 3:35 p.m.
Nissan Stadium parking lots will open at 9:30 a.m. Cash parking will be available for $25 per vehicle. Stadium gates open at 1:30 p.m. The game will be nationally televised on ESPN.
Fans driving into Nashville on game day are urged to follow the guidance provided on interstate message boards. Downtown parking information can be found by logging onto http://www.parkitdowntown.com. Nissan Stadium is a short walk from downtown via the Woodland Street Bridge’s sidewalks or the Seigenthaler Pedestrian Bridge.
The traffic plan for the Music City Bowl will mirror that used for Tennessee Titans games. The Woodland Street Bridge will close by 12 noon and will then be available to only pedestrians.
Those attending this game are reminded that the National Football League’s restrictions on what can be brought into stadiums are strictly enforced for all events at Nissan Stadium, including college games. No backpacks, duffle bags, etc., are permitted inside the stadium. For ladies, anything larger than a clutch-style purse must be a clear plastic bag, medical items excluded. For further information on the bag restrictions, visit http://www.nfl.com/qs/allclear/index.jsp
FRIDAY AFTERNOON COMMUTE
Downtown workers traveling home on Friday are urged to be aware of congestion in the area of Nissan Stadium much of the day and to plan accordingly.
BATTLE OF THE BANDS
The annual Battle of the Bands competition, featuring the marching bands from Kentucky and Northwestern, will take place at the intersection of Broadway and 1st Avenue at 5 p.m. Thursday. The music will be preceded by the Hot Chicken Eating World Championship at 4 p.m.
Broadway from 1st to 3rd Avenues, and 1st and 2nd Avenues from Church to Demonbreun Streets are closed now thru Saturday mid-morning for Music City Bowl Fan Zone activities.