New Details on Attending the Military Memorial Service Saturday
DOORS OPEN TO THE PUBLIC
The UTC McKenzie Arena doors will open to the general public on Saturday at
11:00 a.m. Everyone planning to attend will enter through airport-style security.
Please arrive early and expect to wait in longer-than-usual lines to enter the
arena, due to heightened security measure.
PARKING & TRANSPORTATION
All parking lots adjacent to the Arena will be closed to the public. However other
parking lots will be open throughout UTC campus.
Parking with free shuttle transport is available to the general public at the Engel
Stadium parking lot, located at 1130 East 3rd Street. Free CARTA shuttles will
pick up attendees at Engel Stadium and take them to McKenzie Arena. Shuttle
pick up starts at 10:00 AM from Engel Stadium, with the last shuttle from the
Stadium parking lot to the Arena departing at 1:20 PM.
Once the ceremony commences, shuttles will depart from Gate 3 to return to the
Engel Stadium parking lot. Reserved parking for people with disabilities will be
located in Lot 20, at the intersection of Houston Street and East 4th Street.
ARENA GATE DETAILS
Gate 1, located on Mabel Street, and Gate 3, located on East 4th Street, are
entrances for the general public. Gate 2, located on Houston Street, can be used
by active military personnel and by people who need assistance.
The following street closures go into effect at 10:00AM on Saturday:
Mabel Street will be closed from East 4th Street to Douglas and 5th
East 4th Street will be closed from Mabel Street to Houston Street.
Houston Street from Vine Street to 4th Street will be open only to individuals with
parking passes and shuttle buses.
Personal cameras and video cameras will be permitted, but bags are strongly discouraged – every item guests bring with them will be thoroughly searched by hand. Bag searches will delay the line moving through the magnetometers and this could cause a backup at the entrance. Please do not bring any items you would not bring onto an airplane to the event – you will be asked to either return them to your car or to dispose of them.
No signs, posters, laser pointers, or noisemakers of any kind will be allowed.
No large bags or backpacks will be allowed.
No sharp objects or weapons of any type will be allowed. For example:
o Knives, including (keychain) pocket knives and Leatherman brand tools or similar
o Razor blades
o Box cutters
o Toy guns/weapons
No umbrellas will be allowed.
No hard-plastic or metal reusable liquid containers will be allowed. For example:
o Sigg bottles or similar
o Nalgene bottles or similar