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Duke Field Hockey A-Z Game Day Guide

Alcohol


It is strictly prohibited to bring alcohol into Jack Katz Stadium. Individuals violating this policy are subject to ejection from the stadium.

ATM Machines

There are no ATM machines inside Jack Katz Stadium.

Banners and Signs

Banners and signs are permitted inside Jack Katz Stadium. However, Duke reserves the right to prohibit or require the cessation of any display of a banner or sign that obstructs the view of other fans, obscures stadium signage, can be considered an advertisement, or is determined to be obscene, vulgar, indecent, inappropriate, or derogatory.

Bull City Connector

The Bull City Connector is a fare-free, hybrid-electric bus service that connects downtown Durham with the Duke University campus. The route provides direct access to Duke and includes stops along Main Street and Erwin Road. The service also includes a stop at Durham Station, the city's transportation hub with public bus service and within walking distance of the American Tobacco Campus and the Durham Bulls Athletic Park. The Bull City Connector is also ideal for bicyclists, who can ride to a Connector stop and take their bike to campus by using a bike rack on the front of the bus.

The easiest way to get to games using the Bull City Connector is to get off at Main Street and Swift Avenue (Eastbound) or Main Street and Iredell Street (Westbound). Take Swift Avenue towards East Campus. It will turn into Broad Street. Follow Broad Street until you reach the intersection of Broad Street and Perry Street. Jack Katz Stadium will be at this intersection.  Click here for a map to show you where to go.

Camera Policy


Hand-held still cameras are permitted for personal use only. Cameras with a lens longer than four (4) inches are not permitted.  Video cameras are permitted to be used during pre-game and halftime only. Video cameras are prohibited from filming the game.

Concessions and Merchandise

There will be no concessions sold in Jack Katz Stadium on game day.

Conduct

Duke Athletics expects all fans to conduct themselves in an appropriate manner at all times before, during, and after the competition. We expect all fans to treat other fans, players, coaches, and officials with courtesy. Please join us in creating a fun, safe, family atmosphere at Jack Katz Stadium by not:
  • Interfering with other guests’ ability to enjoy the game
  • Using or displaying foul or abusive language or gestures
  • Appearing to be intoxicated or in a diminished capacity
  • Entering the competition or restricted access areas
  • Smoking except in designated areas
  • Throwing objects onto the competition area or within the venue
  • Otherwise being disorderly
Violators are subject to ejection and possible arrest. Fans should contact the game day manager if they feel someone is not acting appropriately.

Dining

Click here for Dining Options

Directions to Jack Katz Stadium:

Click here for directions to Jack Katz Stadium

Persons with Disabilities Accessibility Information

Please find below a list of disability services currently provided at Jack Katz Stadium.  Prior to game day, please feel free to reach out to our disabilities coordinator, Leigh Fickling, at 919-668-6213 to help make arrangements for your visit or if you have any special needs, questions, or concerns regarding our accessibility and accommodations.

•    Parking for Persons with Disabilities – is available in the designated spaces in the Brodie Gym parking lot. To access the Brodie Gym parking lot from Broad Street, turn right on West Markham Ave and then right on Brodie Gym Dr. The parking lot is located at the end of Brodie Gym Drive. Additional parking for persons with disabilities is located in the 705 Broad Street parking lot, across the street from Jack Katz Stadium.
•    Entry for Persons with Disabilities – is available via the northwest gate to Jack Katz Stadium, located down the gravel path on the west side of the stadium.
•    Seating for Persons with Disabilities – is available on the front row of the stadium bleachers. Accessible ramps are located on both the north and south ends of the seating area, with the north ramp located just inside the northwest gate.
•    Accessible Restrooms for Persons with Disabilities – Accessible Men’s and Women’s restrooms are located at the north end of Jack Katz Stadium.

Emergency Preparedness

•    During any emergency inside the stadium, follow the directions of the PA announcer, Game Manager, and emergency responders.  
•    Always designate a pre-determined location both inside and outside the stadium to meet friends and family in case you get separated or in the event of an emergency.
•    Upon arriving at your seat location, first find the nearest exit and then locate an alternate exit in case of emergency.
•    If you see or become aware of any activity that is unusual, suspicious or causes you concern, report the activity to the Game Manager.  Patrons may also tweet @Duke_GAMEDAY.
•    Emergency vehicles may be present in and around the stadium. Please do not obstruct the path of travel of a fire truck or emergency vehicle or interfere with any of their operations.  Vehicles blocking emergency vehicles, exits, or traffic in general are subject to being towed at the owner's expense.  Please do not obstruct any exits or exit pathways.
•    Monitor the weather prior to the game.  Take the necessary precautions to protect your family and friends should severe weather be encountered before, during, or after the game.  In the event of inclement weather during the game, please be prepared to evacuate the stadium and return to your car.

Emergency Medical Assistance

In case of emergency, call Duke Police at 919-684-2444 or 911 or contact the Game Day Manager located in the southeast corner of the Stadium by the player, coach, and staff entrance.

Entertainment

Click here for local entertainment options

Food and Beverage

Outside food and beverage are permitted inside Jack Katz Stadium.  Please throw away trash and recycling in the appropriate receptacles.  

Gates

All gates to Jack Katz Stadium will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the game.  The main gate is located at the southwest corner of Jack Katz Stadium.  All purses, bags and strollers are permitted into Jack Katz Stadium. However, all bags are subject to search by the Game Manager.

Hotels

Click here for information on local hotels

Inclement Weather Procedure

Duke Game Operations will monitor the weather 24 hours a day and use the following policy:
•    Evacuation will occur if the storm path will come within a six (6) miles radius of Jack Katz Stadium.  In the event that the stadium needs to be evacuated, the PA Announcer will notify all spectators.  At this point we need to have everyone clear the stadium as quickly as possible.
•    The safest location for people to go is in a hard-topped car with the windows up.  In the absence of a vehicle, Game Operations staff will direct people to a safe location.  The stadium will remain closed until the storm is clear of a six (6) mile radius of Jack Katz Stadium.  Resumption of play will only occur once an all clear has been given and conditions are deemed safe after consultation between the Officials and Duke Game Operations.

Lost and Found


If any article is lost or found in the stadium, please inquire about or report the item to the Game Manager.  All lost and found items not picked up prior to the end of the game will be available for pick-up the next day following home games by contacting Game Operations at 919-684-1002 or rwilusz@duaa.duke.edu.

Merchandise

The Duke Nike Team Store is located on West Campus in Card Gym (adjacent to Cameron Indoor Stadium) and is open Tuesday through Friday from 11:00 AM – 5:00 PM, Saturday 11:00 AM – 4:00 PM, and Sunday 1:00 PM – 5:00 PM.

Operational, Parking, Tailgating Information

Operational Information
For more information on Duke Field Hockey game days, please visit www.goduke.com/gameday. Special game day parking alerts and information will be available on the game day central page under Alerts. You can also sign-up for operational, parking, and traffic updates via Twitter by following @Duke_GAMEDAY.

Parking and Traffic Information
Free parking is available for all games in the 705 Broad Street parking lot across Broad Street from Jack Katz Stadium. To access the lot, please enter from Perry Street. DO NOT PARK in the Whole Foods lot or on the gravel area by Jack Katz Stadium as cars may be ticketed and/or towed.

Parking for persons with disabilities is available in the designated spaces in the Brodie Gym parking lot. To access the Brodie Gym parking lot from Broad Street, turn right on West Markham Ave and then right on Brodie Gym Dr. The parking lot is located at the end of Brodie Gym Drive. Additional parking for persons with disabilities is located in the 705 Broad Street parking lot, across the street from Jack Katz Stadium.

Duke Field Hockey Facility and Parking Map

Main Street Road Closure
Main Street in Durham will be closed from Buchanan Blvd to Swift Ave/Broad St beginning May 13, 2013 for a bridge replacement project.  All traffic, the Bull City Connector, and Duke University buses will be rerouted for the duration of the project. The following NCDOT detours will be in place on West Main Street during the project:
•    Motorists traveling East on Main Street will use Swift Ave to NC-147 to Chapel Hill St to Duke St
•    Motorists traveling West on Main Street will use Gregson St to Chapel Hill St to NC-147 to Swift Avenue.

Please refer to the Bull City Connector website, DukeToday, and Duke TransLoc for updates on construction and bus route changes.

Parking Disclaimer
Duke University assumes no responsibility for loss through fire, theft, collision, or otherwise to the car or contents. Vehicles are parked at the owner's risk. Please lock your vehicle.

Parking Emergency Information
In case of emergency please dial 919-684-2444 for Duke Police Emergency Dispatch or 911 for Durham County.  Duke Police will be the primary responder on-campus for emergency calls.  Durham Police will be the primary responder off-campus for emergency calls.  If an emergency occurs and authorities are contacted, please designate someone in your party to help direct emergency personnel to the emergency location. 

Pets

All pets (including dogs) are prohibited inside Jack Katz Stadium. (Exception: Service animals are allowed to assist those with disabilities).

Press Box Access

Only staff, media, and team videographers will be allowed into the press box. All media should contact the Duke Sports Information office at least two (2) days prior to game day to reserve a space. 

Programs

Game programs are available for free on a first come, first serve basis in the silver program stand located at the southwest entrance of the bleachers.

Prohibited Items

For the safety and game day experience of all fans, the following items are prohibited from entering the stadium:

•    Alcoholic beverages
•    Artificial noisemakers
•    Balloons
•    Balls and Frisbees
•    Cameras with lens over 4 inches
•    Coolers and containers (ice chests, thermoses, cups, bottles, or other like containers)
•    Hazardous materials
•    Items obstructing sightlines of other fans (umbrellas may not be raised in the seating bowl)
•    Laser pointers
•    Pets (except service animals)
•    Outside chairs (lounge chairs, folding chairs, etc.)
•    Shoes with wheels (wheelies)
•    Video cameras
•    Weapons

Duke University reserves the right to deny anyone or anything from entering the stadium.  Any such items should be returned to your vehicle and/or discarded.  All fans are subject to search before entering the stadium.

Re-entry into Stadium

Fans may leave and re-enter Jack Katz Stadium at any time.

Restrooms

Restrooms inside Jack Katz Stadium will open 90 minutes prior to the start of the game.  Men’s Restrooms are located at the North side of Williams Field.  Women’s Restrooms are located at the North side of Williams Field.  Both the men's and women's restrooms are accessible for persons with disabilities.

Smoking

Smoking is not allowed in Jack Katz Stadium. Smoking is permitted outside of the stadium.

Social Media

Follow @Duke_GAMEDAY on Twitter to stay up to date on all Duke Sports’ news and events.

Stadium and Operational Map

Streaming Video

Fans can catch LIVE streaming video for select Field Hockey games world-wide on the internet at Duke Inside Access.

Tailgating

Tailgating is permitted in the grass areas along the gravel access road next to Jack Katz Stadium on Duke University East Campus.  No vehicles may be parked in this area. 

Ticket Info

All regular season Duke home field hockey events at Jack Katz Stadium are free to the public. No tickets are necessary.

Transportation

Umbrellas

Umbrellas are permitted inside Jack Katz Stadium. For the courtesy and safety of all fans, we ask that when raising umbrellas you do not obstruct the view of other fans or staff.


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