COLUMBUS, Ohio – Fans attending the 2008 MasterCard National Invitation Tournament (men’s basketball) at St. John Arena (7 p.m.) and the Bruce Springsteen concert at The Jerome Schottenstein Center (7:30 p.m.) Monday should allow additional travel time because of excessive traffic on the Ohio State campus.

Doors will open at 5:30 p.m. at St. John Arena for the men’s basketball second round NIT game versus California. Attendance is expected to be about 10,000.

Doors at the Schottenstein Center will open at 6 p.m. for the Springsteen concert. Attendance for that event also will be about 10,000.  Monday also is the first day of Ohio State’s 2008 Spring Quarter. Evening classes will be in session. 

Fans attending the basketball game are encouraged to use the Lane Avenue and Medical Center Drive exits (from State Route 315) and park in the lots and garages around Ohio Stadium (south of St. John Arena). 

Fans attending the concert are encouraged to use the Ackerman Road exit and park in the lots north of the Schottenstein Center.  Fans also are encouraged to follow the advice of the officers in the streets working traffic duty.