Street closures, parking provisions for Saturday, Sept. 10

Updated 2 years ago Edited from a Press Release

HUNTINGTON – With three large events in Huntington on Saturday, Sept. 10, city officials are encouraging people to give themselves plenty of time when traveling to their destination and be aware of street closures and parking provisions in the downtown.


Huntington will host the 33rd annual ChiliFest on 3rd Avenue in front of Pullman Square from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m., Marshall University’s season-opener at Joan C. Edwards Stadium at 6 p.m. and KISS’ “Freedom to Rock” Tour at 7 p.m. at the Big Sandy Superstore Arena.


Third Avenue between 8th and 10th streets will close at 6 p.m. Friday for Chilifest preparations and will remain closed through late Saturday evening. Ninth Street from 3 ½ Alley to 3rd Avenue will also close at 6 a.m. Saturday for Chilifest. Seventh Street between Veterans Memorial Boulevard and 3rd Avenue will close at 7 a.m. Saturday for KISS concert preparations.


Beginning at 3 p.m. Saturday, parking will cost $5 at the Pullman Square parking garages, the public parking garage on 3rd Avenue between 7th and 8th streets, and the public parking lots at 8th Avenue and 4th Street and in the 200 block of 10th Street (next to Red Lobster). Event parking will also be available at Harris Riverfront Park for $5 on Saturday evening.


The public parking garage, parking lots and Harris Riverfront Park will only accept cash. The Pullman Square parking garages accept debit or credit cards, but motorists are encouraged to pay with cash to keep lines moving.


Officials with the Big Sandy Superstore Arena are encouraging concertgoers traveling to Huntington on Interstate 64 to use the 5th Street or 17th Street West exits to avoid Marshall game traffic. Those traveling to the concert from Ohio are encouraged to use the 5th Street or 17th Street West bridges.


Arena officials are also encouraging concertgoers to arrive at the arena by 6 p.m. to ensure ample time to pass through security before KISS takes the stage.


After the concert, Huntington Police officers will assist with pedestrian and vehicular traffic at the intersection of 3rd Avenue and 8th Street.

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