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UNF: Debate Plans May Be Changing

JACKSONVILLE, Fla. -- Crews are already at work and setting the stage for the big debate on Thursday at the University of North Florida.

While plans have been carefully laid out, on how things will go, UNF now says those plans could be changing.

Sharon Ashton, UNF's spokesperson, says it's because CNN received more media credential requests than expected.  Ashton said 150 journalists from around the world were originally expected.

"Where are we even gonna put all those cars," asked UNF junior, Joe Cazano. 

Cazano says parking is always a problem.  "I've been late to classes on numerous occasions," Cazano said.

Students say spots are limited close to class, and they often have to rely on a shuttle to get to and from parking lots, which are far away.

"I'm really scared that there's not going to be enough parking and that is going to overflow not only into the dorms but just everywhere," said UNF junior, Rachel Clinger.

The university says right now no decision has been made on parking or how students will be affected by the extra media on site.

Ashton says more shuttles will be added on Thursday to help students get around. Ashton also noted, "Parking is going to be a little unusual on Thursday, but inconveniences will be far outweighed by the national and international media attention."

Students say they are making their own plans while the campus decides what it will do.

"I have to go to class, (I'll) get their early to get a good spot."














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