GameDay Returns to Cas Lot Location

EUGENE -- ESPN College GameDay will again stage its production of the nation's premier college football pre-game show from the Casanova Center parking lot as a prelude to Saturday's 5 p.m. kickoff between Oregon and Stanford in the battle of the two Pacific-10 Conference co-leaders.

The paved parking lot is located parallel to Martin Luther King Blvd. and north of the Casanova Center, and offers a significant view of Autzen Stadium for the program's fifth visit to Eugene.

Saturday's three-hour live TV show, presented by The Home Depot, features Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso, Desmond Howard and Erin Andrews, and is aired nationally beginning at 6 a.m. (PDT) on ESPNU, followed by the final two hours on ESPN.

The general public and students are encouraged to take part in Saturday's production, with gates to open to spectators at 4:30 a.m.

The general public entry into the production compound will be near the northeast corner of the Casanova Center, with the line expected to wrap around the southwest corner of Autzen Stadium.

As a result of the set-up for the show beginning as early as Thursday, customer parking in the Casanova Center lot for athletics department business, such as the Athletic Ticket Office and the Duck Athletic Fund, will be limited until early Saturday afternoon prior to the football game. Customers also are encouraged to take advantage of the parking lot behind the Moshofsky Center, which can be accessed via Leo Harris Parkway.

On Saturday morning, the Autzen Stadium east parking lot as well as the Moshofsky Center lot will be available only for patrons holding parking passes for that night's football game. The lots will open at 5 a.m. and allow fans with parking passes to remain there until after the conclusion of the game.

To add to the festivities, The Duck Store, located in the northwest corner of Oregon's indoor practice facility, will open at 5 a.m.

All other elements of the Ducks' regular game-day operation will remain the same. The LTD Sports Shuttles will maintain a regular schedule to and from Autzen Stadium, beginning at 1 p.m. Saturday. The Moshofsky Center will open to the general public three hours prior to kickoff (2 p.m.), while the entrance into the stadium will begin 90 minutes prior to the game's 5 p.m. start.

Fans also are encouraged to check out the Lane Transit District's regular bus schedule by accessing its official website at .

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