Celebration of national championship planned for this afternoon; parking plans outlinedVanderbilt fans are invited to come celebrate the first-ever men's team national championship in school history on Thursday evening on campus.
The Commodore baseball team clinched the national title with a 3-2 victory over Virginia Wednesday to claim the College World Series championship in Omaha.
The team will arrive back from Omaha between 1:15 and 2 p.m. off of Jess Neely Drive in front of the McGugin Center, and a victory celebration will take place at 6 p.m. at the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium and will feature Vanderbilt head coach Tim Corbin and the Commodore team.
Admission is free and fans will have the opportunity to hear from members of the team, get autographs and take photos with the championship trophy. Championship merchandise will also be available for purchase.
Free parking is available in the Medical Center lots located at the corner of Natchez Trace and Jess Neely Drive, the 25th Avenue Garage and West Garage (if needed). Jess Neely Drive will be closed to vehicle traffic at 5 p.m.
Fans can enter the Soccer/Lacrosse Stadium via the ramp located on the east side of the McGugin Center.
Staff, along with VUPD, will be in the various locations assisting with traffic directions.
Due to the time of day, there may be some traffic congestion around Vanderbilt and in the parking garages. Patience may be required in order to minimize disruption as employees depart or arrive from campus this afternoon and evening.
For more information about the celebration, please contact the Vanderbilt Ticket Office at 615-322-GOLD (4653).