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Parking Alert Issued For Darien Vs. East Hartford Football Game Tonight

Parking and traffic alert: Police are expecting big crowds at the Tuesday night football game at Darien High.
Parking and traffic alert: Police are expecting big crowds at the Tuesday night football game at Darien High. Photo Credit: File

DARIEN, Conn. — Big crowds are expected at the Tuesday night football game at Darien High, as the Blue Wave take on East Hartford in the state Class LL quarterfinal.

The Darien Police Department issue a traffic advisory, warning that it will enforce all traffic regulations and monitor security for the game, which will be played under the lights at Darien High.

Kickoff is scheduled for 6:30 p.m. for the Blue Wave, who are top-ranked in the state but only No. 3 in the tournament. East Hartford is ranked No. 6.

All traffic must enter the DHS campus from Noroton Avenue, police said. High School Lane and Nutmeg Lane will be closed to incoming traffic.

Spectators are strongly urged to carpool.

Due to the large number of vehicles expected, parking regulations and designated tow away zones will be strictly enforced, police said. A handicap permit is required to park in the limited handicap parking spaces available.

When parking capacity has been reached, Noroton Avenue extension will be closed to vehicular traffic.

Spectators are reminded that no alcoholic beverages are allowed on school property — and police said this will be strictly enforced. No tailgating will be allowed on school property.

All bags, backpacks and coolers will be subject to inspection. Spectators will not be allowed to bring bottles into the game.

At the conclusion of the game, incoming traffic will not be allowed onto DHS campus grounds until the parking lots are clear.

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