Thursday, September 17, 2009

Fordham Tips


Fordham's Campus


Here are some things you should know about the Fordham game at Fordham's Jack Coffey Field in The Bronx Saturday night:


1) The weather is going to be very nice. It looks like clear skies and temps in the low 60's/high 50's.


2) Bring a seat cushion. The very hard aluminum bleachers at their stadium are butt-busters. It's nobody's fault, I just wanted to give fair warning.


3) GETTING THERE... AND BACK

Please understand that it's very hard for a New Yorker to admit he's been lost on the city streets... EVER.

But it's happened to me a few times going to and from Fordham games since 2003.

It won't happen again!

Why? Because I am idiot-proofing my route by taking advantage of a geographical quirk.

It turns out Jack Coffey Field and Wien Stadium are LESS THAN TWO MILES APART!

So, all I have to do is follow my favorite route to Wien and then make just a few turns here and there and I will be okay!

If you're coming uptown via Broadway to the Baker Athletics Complex, just keep going after 218th, cross the Broadway Bridge and make a RIGHT on 225th Street. (If you're coming from uptown, make a LEFT onto 225th Street).

West 225th Street then becomes West Kingsbridge Road.

After about a mile, turn RIGHT onto East Kingsbridge Road.

After less than a third of a mile turn a slight LEFT onto East Fordham Road.

And BOOM! You're right there at the campus entrance. If you get there before kickoff, you should have no problem parking in the campus lots.

As you enter campus, parking lot is on your left. Jack Coffey Field is immediately on your right.

For public transportation tips and some more tidbits on how to get to Fordham, click here, (but note, taking the Bronx River Parkway is NO LONGER my favorite route).

4 Comments:

At Thu Sep 17, 06:58:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

The following is the train schedule from/to Grand Central Station. The station appears to be very close to the stadium? I’ll find out Saturday. $5.25 each way at the station.

Grand Central
Depart Arrive
4:25PM 4:42PM
4:55PM 5:12PM
5:25PM 5:44PM

Fordham
Depart Arrive
8:41PM 9:03PM
9:41PM 10:01PM
10:41PM 11:03PM
11:41PM 12:01AM

 
At Thu Sep 17, 09:47:00 PM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I think the best way to get to Fordham by car is as follows.....also here are additional ways to get there.

Henry Hudson Pkwy North or South to Exit 24, Mosholu Parkway. Stay on the Mosholu Parkway to the end (the New York Botanical Garden will be in front of you). Take a right onto Southern Boulevard. Fordham’s main entrance is at the third light. Turn right into campus.

The D subway line stops at Fordham Road, a few blocks from the University.

For local bus service, take the Bx9, Bx12, Bx15, Bx22, Bx41, Bx55, W60 or W61 to the University.

AND, Fordham runs fan buses from the mid-town campus...don't know exact location....for those who don't mind.

 
At Thu Sep 17, 10:21:00 PM GMT+7, Blogger friend12 said...

It looks like the BOTANICAL GARDEN station is closer to the stadium. You have to walk across campus from the Fordham Road station. Those train times are:

To:

3:25PM 3:46PM
4:25PM 4:44PM
5:25PM 5:46PM

From:

8:39PM 9:03PM
9:39PM 10:01PM
10:39PM 11:03PM
11:39PM 12:01AM

 
At Fri Sep 18, 12:03:00 AM GMT+7, Anonymous Anonymous said...

I never thought of taking the Bot. Garden stop - however, the Metro North Fordham stop is very close to one of the campus gates

 

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