August is here and there's one thing in the mind of many sports fans... football. The NFL and NCAA are getting ready to kick off a new season. In Richmond, KY, fans are preparing to see their favorite college team, Eastern Kentucky Colonels. The team plays at Eastern Kentucky University's Roy Kidd Stadium in Richmond, KY. For locals, it's a convenient drive to the stadium. To out of town fans, more preparation and planning to visit Richmond for a game. Families and friends pack up for a road trip to create a weekend with something to remember. Make college football weekends an annual tradition long after you have alumni.
Travel Tips for College Football Weekends
While fall means back to school, college football season is one of the things many families look forward to! Whether you have a regular tailgating spot or are experiencing college football weekends for the first time, visiting college campuses in the fall is a special time of year.
Check the schedule
Your first travel tips for college football weekends, check the schedule. Pay close attention to the schedule, and make sure the team is playing at home when you visit the campus. While many families will be in town for the game, many others want to take advantage of college tours. It's important to check the schedule because many colleges don't hold college tours during football game weekends. Check with the school to plan the best time to visit the college.
If you’re a member of the booster club, I’m sure you already know all the games of the season and this doesn’t apply.
Create a plan
College football season is a big deal on lots of campuses, and this isn’t an event that you can just go with the flow on. Determine where you’ll stay, where you’ll park, where you plan to eat, etc. Work with the assumption that parking is going to be an issue on campus. Call ahead and ask the office of admissions or visitor center for tips on where to park and cost.
Make sure that you have secured accommodations for your weekend visit. If you're in Richmond, KY to see the EKU Colonels play then you might want to book at Quality Inn. Our hotel is a 6-minute drive from Roy Kidd Stadium. Book your room now and SAVE 7% to ensure you have a hotel near the stadium. You can avoid the hassle of having to make a long drive to the game.
Be road trip ready
College football weekends are made for road trips! The most important thing about road trips is the vehicle you’re in. This could be the perfect opportunity to try out a rental car. It reduces the wear and tear on your personal vehicle and lets you turn the road trip into a true adventure. Take into consideration the size of the vehicle, gas mileage, and road expenses. Let your plans be your guide for what you choose.