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Auburn unveils new football tailgaiting plan

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Auburn University officials are getting ready for the upcoming football season.

They want their fans to have the best tailgaiting experience possible.

Auburn Athletic Director Jay Jacobs led the media on a tour to display the new tailgating plans for the fall.

"We just got it completed before the season starts, let everybody in a couple months look at the maps so people can look at where they want to go, get lined up and get ready for football season, let's get going," Jacobs said.

The new plan creates 2,000 new parking spaces, with some new spaces for RV's. The school does a survey every year to find out more about the fan experience.

"About 48% of our fans said we need more parking and tailgating so we were able to hear what they said and able to respond," said Jacobs.

The work to open the tailgaiting spaces is already being done.

Auburn is picking up trees and parking barriers all over campus. So, you can tailgate closer to the stadium.

Much of the tailgaiting space will be around Donahue and around the intramural fields on Biggio Drive. Some prime real estate will be on Duncan Drive, just a short walk from the stadium. Jacobs joked about how early you'll need to claim your spot.

"First come first serve. Yeah, you may want to be able to put you down some tape today," said Jacobs

The first come first serve spots will open at 4pm on the Friday before the game. All of the new parking will be free with the exception of some near Ag Heritage Park.

Additional bus stops are being added to transport fans who prefer to ride to the stadium.

The new parking spots can be reserved starting today.

Jay Jacobs issued a statement with details and links of the new agriculture plan. You can find that link at http://www.auburntigers.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/062813aad.html

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