August 30, 2006

Wright Street Entrance To Superior Dome Available

            MARQUETTE – The Wright Street entrance to the Superior Dome on the Northern Michigan University campus is now available for use. With the completion of this new option, NMU Public Safety and Police Services will close the Summit Street entrance to the Dome during home Wildcat football games and other large events, beginning with Saturday’s (Sept. 2) home opener against Indianapolis.

            The ‘Cats take on the Greyhounds at 7 p.m. in Bernie Anderson’s first contest as Northern’s coach. 

            The available entrances to the Dome for the game are located at Fair Avenue and Third Street, Pine Street and Wright Street.

            “For Wildcat fans coming from the western portion of Marquette County, the Wright Street entrance is extremely convenient. It takes you right into a large parking area and it’s near the ticket window on the north side of the building, which brings fans into the Dome on the home side of the field,” said Ken Godfrey, NMU athletic director.

According to Jeff Mincheff, assistant director of NMU Police Services, public safety officers will be on hand to direct traffic away from the closed Summit Street entrance prior, during and after the game. 

“The immediate three-way stop cars have to make as soon as they come into the Summit Street entrance really slows down traffic headed into the NMU Sports Complex and backs up traffic on Presque Isle Avenue, including for those who are not going to the game. By having spectators enter at the three entrances other than Summit, it will keep Presque Isle running smoothly and gets fans into their seats in plenty of time for kickoff.”



Prepared By
Cindy Paavola
Director of Communications
906-227-2716