VERMILLION, S.D. – Combat wounded veterans will now have access to special parking at the University of South Dakota DakotaDome making it easier to attend sporting and university events.
The idea came from conversations retired professor and U.S. military veteran Steve Fiemer had with other veterans about the struggle finding parking to attend USD games. “I thought it was a small way to recognize their sacrifice,” Fiemer said.
Fiemer credits Gene Murphy, director of the South Dakota Disabled American Veterans for providing the signs. He believes USD is the only institution in the state with designated parking for wounded veterans.
The two signs are located between the DakotaDome and Sanford Coyotes Sports Center main entrances. ADA Disabled Parking is also available to those with permits.