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Road closures announced ahead of TSU homecoming festivities

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Those looking to take part in Tennessee State University’s homecoming events can prepare for Saturday with newly announced procedures and road closures from Metro Nashville Police.

Although kickoff isn’t until 6 p.m., TSU’s homecoming begins at 9 a.m. Saturday with the annual parade, which travels west on Jefferson Street from 14th Avenue to campus. It will feature the TSU Aristocrat of Bands, floats and performances from several high school bands.

The parade route on Jefferson Street will begin closing at 7:30 a.m. Saturday. Other closures in effect include:

  • I-40 West exit ramp at Jefferson Street
  • John A. Merritt Boulevard from 28th to 33rd Avenues
  • 12th Avenue from Jefferson Street to Herman Street
  • 14th Avenue from Jefferson Street to Herman Street
  • 16th Avenue from Jefferson Street to Herman Street
  • Meharry Boulevard between 12th and 16th Avenues
  • Phillips Street between 12th and 16th Avenues
  • Jackson Street between 12th and 16th Avenues
  • Ireland Street between 12th and 16th Avenues
  • W. Heiman Street between 23rd and 28th Avenues
  • Scovel Street between 23rd and 28th Avenues
  • Beasley Street between 23rd and 28th Avenues
  • Ed Temple Boulevard between Dr. Walter S. Davis Boulevard and Albion Street.

Parking lots for the game at Nissan Stadium begin opening at 7 a.m. to both fans with parking passes and people using cash lots priced at $20 per vehicle. TSU staff will be on hand to ensure tailgating does not take up open spaces or block traffic in the lots.

More than 50 Metro police officers will arrive to their stadium-area posts by 3 p.m. in time for gates at Nissan Stadium to open at 4:30 p.m.

Police urge fans to arrive early, since TSU homecoming traditionally draws the school’s largest attendance of football season.

The full schedule for TSU’s homecoming can be found here.

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