For the first time since 2005, ESPN’s College GameDay is set to take place in College Park this Saturday before No. 9 Maryland men’s basketball hosts No. 24 Michigan State.
The show, which will be airing at 11 a.m. on ESPN, is hosted by Rece Davis with analysts Jay Bilas, LaPhonso Ellis and Seth Greenberg.
With the event only a day away, the College GameDay crew was seen Thursday afternoon beginning to set up the scene at the Xfinity Center.
With the event being arguably one of the most anticipated to take place on University of Maryland’s campus in years, the stadium is expected to be packed bright and early in the morning. Here’s what to know if you plan on attending:
College GameDay will be taking place on the main court at Xfinity Center.
2. Admission is free
Admission to College GameDay is completely free for all who attend.
3. Doors open at 9:30 a.m., but the line for entry begins at 6 a.m.
While College GameDay airs on ESPN from 11 a.m. to 12 p.m., the doors to Xfinity Center open 1.5 hours before the actual show and the line to enter the stadium begins five hours earlier. Students should be entering the stadium at Gate F, while non-students should enter through one of Gates A, B, and E.
Fans who plan on driving to the event should park in Lot 9B, Lot 4B or the Terrapin Trail Garage. Parking is free for College GameDay, but basketball game day parking permits will be required for parking around the stadium starting at 4 p.m.
5. Maryland vs. Michigan State
For those planning to attend the game later in the day, doors to the Xfinity Center open for students only at 5:00 p.m. The game entry line for students will start at 1 p.m.
6. Bag policy
The stadium’s clear bag policy will be enforced for the event.
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