Plan ahead for parking, access during TSSAA ‘...

Plan ahead for parking, access during TSSAA ‘Spring Fling’

The Tennessee Secondary School Athletic Association’s annual “Spring Fling” begins Monday, May 21, and MTSU summer-school parking and traffic may be affected as a result.

In preparation for the weeklong event, the University’s Greenland Drive parking lot will be closed May 21-25.

MTSU’s Smith Field is serving as the venue for the state baseball championships. All TSSAA Spring Fling track and field events are being conducted at MTSU’s Hayes Track and Soccer Stadium.

On Monday and Tuesday, anyone with a valid MTSU permit will be allowed to park in the Greenland Drive at no cost. On Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, Greenland Drive will be a “Pay to Park” lot only.

The Cason-Kennedy Nursing Building lot and Smith Field baseball lot also will be used to accommodate Spring Fling fans as “Pay to Park” on Thursday and Friday. Anyone with a valid MTSU permit, however, will still be allowed to park free in the nursing and baseball lots during the event.

Students, staff and faculty who normally park in the Greenland Drive, nursing or baseball lots may want to park in the Rutherford Boulevard lot and ride the Raider Xpress shuttle into campus to avoid traffic congestion.

A printable campus map is available at A map of the Raider Xpress routes is available at