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Question About Traffic/Parking Tomorrow

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OK, I've been to several games before, but I have always gotten to Charlotte with a few hours to spare. Due to crazy circumstances tomorrow, I will not be able to head out from Goldsboro, NC until around 11:45 AM to 12 PM.

Google lists multiple routes, and recommends taking 40 through Greensboro then 85 South, and lists approximate travel time of 3 hours, 45 minutes, or through Fayettville and then across 74 into Charlotte, with a slightly longer route time of 3:50. This would put be in Charlotte at around 3:45 to 4 PM if running on time, or 3:30 with my typical driving rate. How bad is traffic on gameday, generally? Is this too late to get in, park close by, and get into the stadium before kickoff?

Also, where's the best place to pay for parking? I'm not terribly concerned about cost but I have four total passengers, and time may be of the essence.

Any recommendations?

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If you don't care about cost, drive to the corner of Mint and Morehead and park just east of there (further along morehead from 77) on the street. Probably $30.

You will then be about 4 minutes from the entrances HOWEVER, there are enhanced security this year so you may be in line for 15+ minutes just to get scanned.

But with the weather I doubt its a huge crowd.

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Is that $30 per head or $30 total?

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Is that $30 per head or $30 total?

$30 total. It may be $35.

And there is almost always a spot left but things may be different for an afternoon game.

There are also plenty of spots further west on Morehead in some office buildings.

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The crowd doesn't show up until about half way through the 1st anyway. If you hurry, you might beat the rush! :D

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Know that the traffic on I-85 is always unpredictable, count on it being slow. And there may still be construction going on. Google doesn't usually catch that.

I still find AAA useful for planning. http://carolinas.aaa.com/Travel/triptiks/Pages/TripTiks-Maps-and-Tourbooks.aspx

NC DOT provides road information too. http://tims.ncdot.gov/TIMS/Default.aspx

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Whatever you do dont take the 77 interchange or get off on brookshire. I always go freedom to morehead off 85. But it took us 40 minutes to get in for the giants, so you will miss kickoff.

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Bobcats have an afternoon game at TWC, and "God of Carnage" is afternoon at the Actor's Theater on Stonewall.

Expect traffic ;)

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