Parking for Miami-Louisiana Tech game tight

Updated: August 21, 2003, 4:07 PM ET

SHREVEPORT, La. -- College football fans attending the Louisiana Tech-Miami football game Aug. 28 in Shreveport's Independence Stadium should not expect parking spaces nearby.

There are only 8,000 parking spaces inside the stadium grounds, and a shuttle service won't run because of a disagreement between the city of Shreveport and Louisiana Tech officials over who should pay the $21,000 cost.

An estimated 45,000 to 50,000 people are expected, along with a national television audience on ESPN, when the Bulldogs battle the No. 3 Hurricanes at 6:30 p.m. Miami is the highest-ranked team to play in Shreveport since 1960.

"I would advise anyone coming to the game to put as many people as possible in one car and get there early," Louisiana State Fair President/General Manager Sam Giordano said. "You should let people drop you off or do whatever you can not to have too many cars in there because there's not enough space for everyone."

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