Construction at Fox Chapel Area to limit football game parking
Fox Chapel Area football fans should plan to arrive early this season to cheer on the Foxes at the high school stadium along Field Club Road.
Reserved parking, a popular option, will not be offered this year because of an ongoing $30 million construction project at the campus.
“There are construction trailers taking up the lot where the reserved parking normally is,” said Bonnie Berzonski, district coordinator of communications.
The Foxes' first home game is 7:30 p.m. Sept. 5 against Seneca Valley.
Berzonski said fans in previous seasons filled the paid, reserved lot as a matter of convenience that saved them from searching for a space in the crowded public lot.
There were about 60 spaces available for reserved parking. In order to get one of the spaces, people had to buy a season ticket package.
“The reserved parking spot came with the package,” Berzonski said.
The total cost was about $60, including the parking.
The amount would fluctuate depending on how many home football games were in a season.
This year, the district will have parking lot attendants at the football games to help ease the flow of traffic. Overflow parking will be offered at O'Hara Elementary School on nearby Cabin Lane.
Shuttles will be provided to and from the high school stadium, Berzonski said. Handicap parking also will be limited this year, she said.
High school construction is part of a three-year project that will span the district. In all, work will top $43 million.
At the high school, the pool has been demolished to make way for a new eight-lane natatorium. The auditorium has been gutted in anticipation of new seats, lighting and a sound system.
The library is getting new windows and floors, and there will be a new roof on the auxiliary gym.
Upcoming work includes painting the gym, excavating an underground retention tank and masonry work in the stage area.
Tawnya Panizzi is a staff writer for Trib Total Media. She can be reached at 412-782-2121, ext. 2 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
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