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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 3 weeks ago

There was an announcement today that there would be a change in security (which we saw today with the scanners at the doors), and with parking. Does anybody know what the change is for parking? Is it possible it will no longer be free?
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Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 3 weeks ago

I know the Dairy Barn Lot is going away with the building of the new apartment building. I'm not sure what domino effect that will have for game parking. Also many people were parking by the east stands at Meade, but I believe that's being used as a staging area for the engineering complex construction
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Unread postby GansettSummer » 3 weeks ago

The university also made the main Keaney side lot into an all resident student lot this year. Where in the past it was half commuter parking and available for fans at games. It's a domino as RR mentioned above from new apartment building going up and losing dairy barn lot which was resident student parking in the past.
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GansettSummer wrote:The university also made the main Keaney side lot into an all resident student lot this year. Where in the past it was half commuter parking and available for fans at games. It's a domino as RR mentioned above from new apartment building going up and losing dairy barn lot which was resident student parking in the past.

So, where are they going to put everybody?
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Unread postby section(105) » 3 weeks ago

.....on shuttle buses from the train station........?
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section(105) wrote:.....on shuttle buses from the train station........?


Usually not enough spots to fill a bus?
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section(105) wrote:.....on shuttle buses from the train station........?



There is typically little available parking at the Kingston station. There is however usually an always nearly empty parking garage at the Wickford Junction stop.
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Billyboy78 wrote:
GansettSummer wrote:The university also made the main Keaney side lot into an all resident student lot this year. Where in the past it was half commuter parking and available for fans at games. It's a domino as RR mentioned above from new apartment building going up and losing dairy barn lot which was resident student parking in the past.

So, where are they going to put everybody?


Maybe there will be shuttle buses running between the Ryan Center and the Fine Arts Lot?
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Unread postby rhodysurf » 3 weeks ago

Do the commuter lots ever even fill up for a game? Id be shocked.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 3 weeks ago

I was just going to post that. Never, even with PC game, does the big lot across diagonal from Ryan Center fill up completely.
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URI needs to build a parking garage a la Bridgewater State in place of the RC parking lot
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Unread postby Taylor Swift » 3 weeks ago

hrstrat57 wrote:URI needs to build a parking garage a la Bridgewater State in place of the RC parking lot


I had heard there was talk of that a while back. Along with a hotel on campus, which would be a great idea.
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Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 3 weeks ago

In the master plan the parking garage was slated to be behind the library where the fraternity house is.
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Unread postby hrstrat57 » 3 weeks ago

Bridgewater State garage is awesome overlooks the tennis complex. Was a great spot to watch my daughter tennis match when they played vs BSU Bears!
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ATPTourFan wrote:I was just going to post that. Never, even with PC game, does the big lot across diagonal from Ryan Center fill up completely.

I parked there 2 years ago for the PC game. It looked pretty full to me. It took at least 45 minutes to get out of the lot and another 45 to get off campus.
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

Doesn't matter how full the lot is...takes forever to get out....
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Unread postby Iggy1979 » 3 weeks ago

URI does not need a hotel. There's hotels on Route 1 with available rooms.
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Unread postby Taylor Swift » 3 weeks ago

Iggy1979 wrote:URI does not need a hotel. There's hotels on Route 1 with available rooms.



The Holiday Inn at Rt. 138/Rt 1 not that great, and Hampton Inn in the Commons books up fast. A hotel on campus would be a much-needed asset. Especially for graduations, etc. Outside of those two options, you're looking at Aqua Blue (former Village Inn in Narragansett) or trekking over the bridges to Newport.
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

Hotel, with sports bar, please.
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ATPTourFan wrote:I was just going to post that. Never, even with PC game, does the big lot across diagonal from Ryan Center fill up completely.



It was full for the Dayton Friday night game last year as it had less spaces due to the snow storm the night before. Got there late since the roads were so bad in South County even 24 hours after the storm. I drove around the lots and had to get creative with parking as there were no normal spaces open. While losing spaces to snow banks is not a typical every day occurrence, it sometimes happens.
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Unread postby rodfromcranston » 3 weeks ago

As I'[ve said for years, and mentioned to Thorr a few times,
how about numbering the lot sections, so people can more
easily find their cars?
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Rod +10000
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Signage is coming. A parking garage is needed. I can’t bare to see more giagantic lots of asphalt.
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Unread postby section(105) » 3 weeks ago

.......hotel on campus?.......still part of long range planning......last time I checked with my source......restaurant/bar as part of the amenities is unknown......project in my opinion is warranted....
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hrstrat57 wrote:URI needs to build a parking garage a la Bridgewater State in place of the RC parking lot



Parking garages are extremely expensive to build on a per car space basis and are usually only constructed when there is limited open space available nearby for surface lots. URI has little money and much available open space. I therefore highly doubt you will see parking garages anytime soon in Kingston.
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There is currently a transportation master plan as well as an overall campus master plan being developed for the Kingston and Bay campuses. So the planning and research is underway.
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Unread postby ATPTourFan » 3 weeks ago

I know my phone remembers where I park even without asking. I know this doesn't help people without an Android/iOS phone, but many people have these kinds of phones but aren't aware of all their features. If you carry one, look into it.
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I have a rotary phone.
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Billyboy78 wrote:I have a rotary phone.


I have a BlackBerry, so some would say you have a leg up on me :lol:
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ATPTourFan wrote:I know my phone remembers where I park even without asking. I know this doesn't help people without an Android/iOS phone, but many people have these kinds of phones but aren't aware of all their features. If you carry one, look into it.

Is it an app that records locations?
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Unread postby NYGFan_Section208 » 3 weeks ago

You could just take a picture of the row number/section you're in, like I do at the airport...oh wait, to Rod's point...no, you can't...
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Unread postby OBRAM » 3 weeks ago

On hotel, in the summertime, my friend could not find a room, had to get a motel in Westerly, but he wanted to be near Kingston.
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Rhody74 wrote:
ATPTourFan wrote:I know my phone remembers where I park even without asking. I know this doesn't help people without an Android/iOS phone, but many people have these kinds of phones but aren't aware of all their features. If you carry one, look into it.

Is it an app that records locations?



Maps on my iPhone does this for me. Not 100% sure if you have to have a Bluetooth enabled car for this to work.
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ATPTourFan wrote:I know my phone remembers where I park even without asking. I know this doesn't help people without an Android/iOS phone, but many people have these kinds of phones but aren't aware of all their features. If you carry one, look into it.


I’ve been doing this for awhile. Very helpful if you are parked in a large lot, unfamiliar city etc.

After you park, just open Google Maps or Apple Maps app from your phone, make sure it recognizes your current location and just hold down on your touch screen. It’ll offer to “drop a pin” (google) or “mark your location” (apple maps) and will save it. Then when you leave, open the app and select the pin and it’ll provide walking instructions to the exact location of your car. Works like a charm every single time.

FYI this is also extremely helpful if meeting someone in a large public place as it also provides an option to send your dropped pin/location to someone else. Came in handy when meeting a friend at a recent Pats game. Texted it and they got exact walking instructions to get straight to me in a random lot at Gillette. Way better than saying “Lot 13, Row MM, 3 cars on the left next to the Masshole looking bros in Brady jerseys”
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Unread postby section(105) » 3 weeks ago

....Buckets; hopefully you have a reserved space for your arrival at the RC, if not, an investigation is called for......ready for the banner?
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section(105) wrote:....Buckets; hopefully you have a reserved space for your arrival at the RC, if not, an investigation is called for......ready for the banner?


Well I don’t have a reserved space, but I typically arrive 2 hours before tipoff so luckily parking isn’t ever a real issue for me.

You bet I’m ready to raise the banners - and fully expect to add another pair next to ‘em about a year from now.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 10th.
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EZBuckets wrote:
section(105) wrote:....Buckets; hopefully you have a reserved space for your arrival at the RC, if not, an investigation is called for......ready for the banner?


Well I don’t have a reserved space, but I typically arrive 2 hours before tipoff so luckily parking isn’t ever a real issue for me.

You bet I’m ready to raise the banners - and fully expect to add another pair next to ‘em about a year from now.

Looking forward to seeing everyone on the 10th.

Here's hoping your job is a lot easier this year!
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Rhody74 wrote:Here's hoping your job is a lot easier this year!


Amen, brother. This will be my 10th (and final) season. I'm hopeful that we'll see plenty of big crowds and renewed energy from fans at the Ryan Center this season.

This team deserves it...as do my vocal cords.
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.......speaking of crowds, is this the season we will experience a noticeable bump in attendance, ticket sales of all types, and the “casual fan” showing up to check this team out......November 10th is one of the early indicators......the season prediction contest will be interesting to watch with the range of attendance averages.....
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EZBuckets wrote:
Rhody74 wrote:Here's hoping your job is a lot easier this year!


Amen, brother. This will be my 10th (and final) season. I'm hopeful that we'll see plenty of big crowds and renewed energy from fans at the Ryan Center this season.

This team deserves it...as do my vocal cords.



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section(105) wrote:.......speaking of crowds, is this the season we will experience a noticeable bump in attendance, ticket sales of all types, and the “casual fan” showing up to check this team out......November 10th is one of the early indicators......the season prediction contest will be interesting to watch with the range of attendance averages.....

As of now there are tons of tickets available for Nov 10th. Not much sold in the 300 sections and even a couple of sections in the 200s with quite a few seats available. Hoping for a large student turnout to help honor last year's team. Still 9 days. Hopefully regular sales pick up.
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Unread postby RhowdyRam02 » 2 weeks ago

They're showing high availability in 201 but when you click on it there are no regular seats left. That's a student section
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Unread postby steviep123 » 2 weeks ago

I plan on buying seats for the 10th soon. Hoping my buddy can go to the box office. The online $5 per ticket fee is not something I'm willing to pay.
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Unread postby Billyboy78 » 2 weeks ago

All those seats that look like they're sold in the back halves of the 300 sections aren't sold. They will turn green if the front part of the sections start to sell.
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Unread postby Rhody72 » 1 week ago

A new hotel has been approved by the Town and will be located across from Government Ctr next to the Bradley school off of Route 1.
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New parking rules per email sent out:

GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING (NON-RAMS FUND DONOR PARKING)

GENERAL PUBLIC PLAINS ROAD LOT - All general fans attending a URI Men's Basketball game are instructed to park in the Plains Road lot. Parking in the Plains Road lot is free to the general public and directly across the street from the Ryan Center.

MEN'S BASKETBALL GENERAL PLAINS ROAD LOT TRAFFIC & PARKING MAP
http://www.gorhody.com/tickets/men-s_ba ... _11x17.pdf

RAMS FUND DONOR LOT PARKING - Please note special parking passes are required for these lots as they are paid donor lots.

RAM LOT PARKING - Passes for the RAM Lot are distributed to qualifying individuals who donate to the RAMS Fund and are members of the All-American, Keaney and Golden Ram Society Level.

MEN'S BASKETBALL RAM LOT PASS HOLDERS TRAFFIC & PARKING MAP
http://www.gorhody.com/tickets/men-s_ba ... _11x17.pdf

KEANEY ROAD LOT PARKING - Passes for the Keaney Road Lot are distributed to qualifying individuals who donate to the RAMS Fund and are members of the Silver Ram Society level donors by priority points. No changes have been made with this parking lot.

LOT A PARKING - Passes for the A Lot are distributed to qualifying individuals who donate to the RAMS Fund and are members of the Silver Ram and Athletic Director level donors.

MEN'S BASKETBALL A LOT PASS HOLDERS TRAFFIC & PARKING MAP
http://www.gorhody.com/tickets/men-s_ba ... _11x17.pdf

The University, URI Athletics, and the Ryan Center appreciate everyone’s patience as we implement these enhanced security measures and parking arrangements. We look forward to another safe and successful year on the campus of URI. For additional information please visit www.theryancenter.com, www.gorhody.com or call the Ryan Center Box Office at (401) 874-RAMS (7267) or email at info@theryancenter.com.
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