The University of Ottawa’s GeeGees football team will be returning to the university’s Lees Campus (200 Lees Avenue) for their games this Fall. Here are a few highlights for the home opener on Saturday, September 7th, 2013:
- The University of Ottawa has received permission from the Rideau Conservation Authority to put porta-potties and hand-washing stations behind the bleachers. They will have security personnel monitoring this area on game days to ensure that no one is blocking the bike path. In addition, the porta-potties and hand-washing stations will be emptied every Monday after a game and will be locked up to ensure there is no vandalism between games.
- The University of Ottawa will be operating a BBQ and beer garden on game days beginning at 11 am and ending at the start of the fourth quarter. Again, they will have security onsite to ensure patrons are well-behaved and to ensure age of majority. The BBQ and beer garden will operate in the rear courtyard behind Lees. Alcohol will not be permitted anywhere else on the premises and they will be conducting bag checks to enforce this policy.
- There will be no public parking at 200 Lees on game days. Parking is reserved for season ticket holders, media, officials, etc. The public is being encouraged to use sustainable transportation (e.g. bus, bike, walk). There will be three parking lots available on campus for fans to park at and the university will be offering complimentary shuttle buses from the Minto Sports Complex to Lees for those who choose not to walk. For those who do chose to walk, there will be university representatives along the route. ASH requested and received assurances that the City will have staff patrolling the river path from Strathcona Park to the stadium and the university may also give consideration to putting resources along this river path route.
- In all communications, the university is asking fans to respect the local communities by not parking on city streets in Old Ottawa South or in Sandy Hill. In addition, the university is encouraging students to use their uPass and take OC Transpo.
This game will be a test run for the Panda game to be held later in September.
The full game schedule and other information about the GeeGees may be found at http://www.geegees.ca/.
Last Updated: 30-August-2013