The Paschal Athletic Booster club begins the football season with a change in its parking system.
Cindy Merritt, a booster club volunteer, said Paschal general parking will no longer be free to all Horned Frog fans. Instead, visiting teams, alumni and all TCU football fans must pay $10 per car to park on game days. She said people could pay $20 for a season pass to the lot.
Because of the new season in the Big 12, Paschal Booster Club decided to charge per car to take advantage of TCU’s growing popularity.
Merritt said there are 400 parking spots at Paschal available for fans, but the number can shrink or swell depending on school activities.
“If there’s SAT class or band has something, we can’t use those lots,” Merritt said. “But we should always be able to use the baseball lots on game days.”
Each home game, Merritt said four parent and student volunteers from each sport will work the lots. At the end of the football season, the booster club will split the money amongst the 15 sports programs at Paschal.
“There are over 1,000 athletes at Paschal, so the money will be good for the students,” Merritt said. “They’re always needing new uniforms or equipment.”
The Paschal lot is just one off-campus option for parking during TCU football games.
Paschal, along with Travis Avenue and McKinney Memorial Bible Church, will continue to keep TCU’s free shuttle service for Frog fans to the stadium, two hours before kickoff.
“There just isn’t a lot of parking, that’s why we offered this free shuttle service,” Associate Athletics Director for External Operations Scott Kull said.
Kull said more fans from opposing team such as Virginia, Iowa State, Texas Tech, Kansas State and Oklahoma will come to games this year and will need parking options on game days.