Football returns to Tulane campus; What you need to know for gameday

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Thirty-five years after the last point was scored in Tulane stadium, football returns to campus as Yulman Stadium hosts its first game Saturday.

The Green Wave takes on Georgia Tech at 3 p.m.

Workers are still putting the finishing touches on the $72 million stadium, but it is expected to be ready for Saturday's game.

Single tickets for the first game at Yulman sold out weeks ago with less than 500 season tickets remaining.

With thousands of potential customers streaming into Yulman Stadium, nearby businesses are hoping for large crowds.

"We are ready for the big game for Tulane" said Hidinio Herreri with Felipe's Taqueria. "A taco bar in the front by the bank; a mariachi band out on the patio."

"If the people want to come in to eat, come in to drink something - we are ready for them," Herreri said.

There will be a lot of people in the area Saturday, which means heavy vehicular and pedestrian traffic out on Claiborne. Parking restrictions will also be in enforced.

The university is offering shuttle service from designated parking lots. Click here for more information.

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