Two Lafayette events this weekend could cause delays and parking issues


LAFAYETTE, La. (KLFY) – Two huge events are taking place this weekend: at the Cajundome the Lafayette parish school system will be pumping out nearly 2000 graduates in a single day, while car shoppers from all across Acadiana will be right across the street, in the Cajun field parking lot at the car show



Graduation ceremonies begin at 8 am at the Cajundome. The Lafayette Automobile Dealers Association car show and sale start at 9 are on the Cajun field parking lot. Cajundome Marketing Director, Heidi Champagne.



Cajundome Marketing Director Heidi Champagne, says, “Everybody has multiple events and we all have to share the parking areas.”




Which is expected to cause delays.




“That will create some congestion tomorrow” LPSS Chief Administrative Officer, Joe Craig said.



Just in case parking fills up at the Cajundome, and Cajun Field, parking will be made available at the Blackham Coliseum.


“Because of the distance was great we are grateful that that is UL and the Cajundome are going to provide bus a shuttle throughout the day”, Craig said.



Additional handicapped parking will be available on a first come, first served basis.



Champagne says, “We’ll have extra in the handicap parking because for graduations there is a lot of older people that want to come to graduation, grandparents and such.”




Saturday, May 20, Graduation Times

Northside High 8:30a.m.– 10:00a.m.

Acadiana High 11:00a.m. – 12:30p.m.

Carencro High 1:30p.m. – 3:00p.m.

Comeaux High 4:00p.m. – 5:30p.m.

Lafayette High 6:30p.m. – 8:30p.m.


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