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Spartan football Preferred parking available now

SOLON– Beginning Tuesday, Aug. 1, the Solon Community School District will be selling preferred parking spaces for Friday night and postseason football games. There are 43 spots in the Spartan Stadium lot and 12 of those spaces will be reserved for handicapped parking that will be available on a first-come, first-serve basis at each home football game for cars with the appropriate handicapped plate or hanging mirror permit. Of the remaining spaces, seven will be reserved for game day administration, with the other 24 made available to the community for purchase.
The cost of a reserved parking space is $100 and will provide the permit holder with a reserved space in the lot for every Friday night home game as well as any postseason games held at the stadium during the 2017 season. Please note that other mid-week football games or contests will not be included as part of the permit parking program. Permits and parking in this lot will be monitored by a parking attendant at the entrance of the lot and no other cars will be permitted to enter. The only exception will be for handicapped permit patrons (beyond the 12 the lot will hold) that need to be dropped off. Other patrons wishing to be dropped off will need to do so at the designated drop off area in front of the high school.
If you are interested in purchasing one of the 24 permit parking spaces for the upcoming season, the district will begin accepting money at 8 a.m. on Aug. 1 in the central office at 301 S. Iowa St., and will conclude on Aug. 25 at 3:30 p.m. when the office closes. Orders, payments, and/or reservations must be made in person. In the event that the district receives more than 24 requests for purchase between Aug. 1 and Aug. 25, the names of all the people requesting purchase will be entered into a lottery with the 24 winners receiving a permit and the non-winners receiving a refund. Checks will not be cashed until the conclusion of the lottery. If less than 24 spots are sold, the remaining permits will be allocated to game day operations personnel at the discretion of the activities director.
Please note that free parking will be available in front of the high school, in either Lakeview Elementary lots, or in the Solon Recreation and Nature Area parking lot. Again, drop-off for fans attending the game will be in front of the high school at the sidewalk adjacent to the east wing of the school. Drop off will not be permitted in the reserved lot behind the home side bleachers or on Racine Street.
A form to submit along with payment is available in the central office. Please feel free to contact Activities Director Zach Wigle at zwigle@solon.k12.ia.us if you have any questions regarding the program.