One of the largest high school sporting events in the nation starts Friday morning in Omaha, the 2014 Nebraska High School State Track & Field Meet.
If you come anywhere close to 120th Street and West Dodge Road you'll find hundreds of signs of where not to park. It's also a reminder of just how much traffic this area will see in the next two days as some 2,400 track and field athletes gather from more than 300 schools statewide. They draw about 30,000 fans.
Parking in the neighborhood is always a nightmare, so the hope is that most everyone will park at Westroads Mall and take the free bus over to Burke Stadium. “We have shuttles going all day,” says Omaha Public Schools Supervisor of Athletics Bob Danenhauer. “If we need more, we call ‘em in, but they start at 7 a.m. today and tomorrow and we run ‘em until the last person leaves Omaha Burke and needs a shuttle back to Westroads."
That shuttle leaves from the northeast corner of Westroads near Dick's Sporting Goods. You can buy your tickets to the meet in the mall parking lot. They're $9 each day for adults and $6 for students.