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Event & Game Parking

Parking lots may be preempted for events, especially home Football and Men's Basketball games, and Commencement.

Signs will be posted at the entrance to the affected parking lots at least two (2) days in advance, with the date(s) and time(s) of the restriction. Vehicles will be ticketed, and may be towed, if they remain in the parking lot after the posted restriction begins.

Planning an Event?

In general, we do not close parking lots between 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Monday through Friday. However, if you are planning an event for which you'd like to close a parking lot, please follow these steps:

  1. Discuss event and parking needs with Dave Moore, the field supervisor.
  2. Get your event approved by the University Events Committee.
  3. Work with Dave Moore for signage and enforcement.

2015 Football

Home Game Parking

During home football games, a specific permit is required to park in lots 1, 3, 36, 39, 52, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 65, 91, 94, 96, and the Mississippi Street Garage.  Permits for games are issued by the Williams Fund. Toll parking for those attending the game without Williams Fund permit may be available on a first come/first served basis in lots 34, 54, 61, and 72 for $25 per space.

Accessible Game Parking

Accessible spaces are available in two parking lots adjacent to the stadium, in lots 59 (14 spaces), and 94 (26 spaces); and also near the game shuttle in lots 54 (3 spaces), and 72 (13 spaces). Toll costs $25 per vehicle, and these spaces are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Game Shuttles

There is a free game shuttle that beings two hours before kick-off and ends one hour after the game finishes. It has pickup locations outside Allen Fieldhouse garage and along Sunnyside Avenue by Price Computing Center. There is also a game shuttle that runs from downtown (Lawrence Arts Center and 6th & New Hampshire) to the stadium and back, during the same hours of operation (2 hours before the game to one hour after).  The downtown shuttle costs $1 per person to ride, but parking in downtown garages is free.


Game Day Parking Restrictions

Game day parking restrictions are in effect for the following parking lots: 1, 3, 34, 36, 39, 52, 54, 55, 56, 57, 58, 59, 61, 65, 72, 91, 94, and the Mississippi Street Garage. Please refer to text above for restriction information.

Date Opponent Game Time Restriction Begins
September 5 South Dakota State 11 AM 6 AM
September 12 Memphis
Family Weekend/Band Day
6 PM noon
October 10 Baylor 11 AM 6 AM
October 17 Texas Tech 11 AM 6 AM
October 31 Oklahoma
Homecoming
2:30 PM 8 AM
November 21 West Virginia TBA TBA
November 28 Kansas State TBA TBA

2015-16 Men's Basketball

Home Game Parking

During home basketball games, a specific game permit is required to park in lots 19, 31, 54, 70, 71, 72, 90, 125, 127 and the Allen Fieldhouse Garage. Permits for games are issued by the Williams Fund.

All vehicles that do not have a game permit must be removed from these lots and the Allen Fieldhouse Garage by the time listed in the "lot restrictions begin" column in the table below. Failure to do so will result in a fine and the possible towing of your vehicle.

Free parking is available in Park & Ride lot #301, with a shuttle (see right) that runs to Allen Fieldhouse. Access to lot 301 is from Clinton Parkway at Crestline Drive, with shuttle service from stop #3 in the east lot.

More information and directions to Allen Fieldhouse can be found on the KU Athletics web site.

Accessible Game Parking

Accessible spaces are available in four parking lots: 54 (6 spaces), 71 (25 spaces), 72 (13 spaces), 19 (3 spaces), and the Allen Fieldhouse Garage (8 spaces). Toll costs $25 per vehicle, and these spaces are sold on a first come, first serve basis.

Additional free accessible spaces are available at Park & Ride (lots 301 & 302) with an accessible shuttle to the Fieldhouse.

Parking for Other Purposes During Games

Those who are on campus for academic purposes can park in most parking lots north of Jayhawk Boulevard, or in lots 34 and 61 (Sunnyside & Illinois) after 5 p.m. with a valid parking permit.  Faculty and staff may also park in lots 6, 7, 17, 35, 37, 41, and 129 (see map of game night restrictions). In addition to these lots, any KU parking permit is valid in the Park & Ride parking lots (301 & 302), and buses run until 10:30 p.m. Monday - Thursday and until 7 p.m. Friday, when classes are in session.  For those on campus all day, we recommend choosing a parking lot on the north side of campus in order to avoid needing to move your car before 5:30 p.m.

Visitors to the university who are not attending the game may park after 5 p.m. in most of the lots north of Jayhawk Boulevard, especially the stadium lots. Please pay close attention to the lot restrictions on the signs.

Bus Routes

Routes 41 (Campus Yellow Circulator) and 42 (Campus Blue Circulator) both operate until 10:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday evenings. Route 41 ends at 7 p.m. on Fridays, and route 42 ends at 6 p.m. on Fridays.


Game Day Parking Restrictions

Game day parking restrictions are in effect for the following parking lots: 6, 7, 17, 19, 31, 34, 35, 37, 41, 54, 61, 70, 71, 72, 90, 117, 125, 127, 129 and the Allen Fieldhouse Garage. Please refer to text above for restriction information.

Date Day Opponent Game Time Restriction Begins
November 4 Wednesday Pittsburg State 7 PM 5:30 PM
November 10 Tuesday Fort Hays State 7 PM 5:30 PM
November 13 Friday Northern Colorado 7 PM 5:30 PM
December 1 Tuesday Loyola 7 PM 5:30 PM
December 5 Saturday Harvard 2:15 PM 11 AM
December 9 Wednesday Holy Cross 7 PM 5:30 PM
December 19 Saturday Montana 1 PM 7 AM
December 29 Tuesday UC Irvine 8 PM 5:30 PM
January 2 Saturday Baylor 3 PM Noon
January 4 Monday Oklahoma 8 PM 5:30 PM
January 16 Saturday TCU 1 PM 7 AM
January 23 Saturday Texas 1 PM 7 AM
January 30 Saturday Kentucky TBA TBA
February 3 Wednesday Kansas State 8 PM 5:30 PM
February 9 Tuesday West Virginia 6 PM 5:30 PM
February 15 Monday Oklahoma State 8 PM 5:30 PM
February 27 Saturday Texas Tech 11 AM 7 AM
March 5 Saturday Iowa State TBA TBA

Getting To Class

From lot 125 to Wescoe:

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Parking is self-funded, receiving no state funding or tuition money
15,000 parking spaces on campus
Main campus closed to drive-through traffic 7:45 a.m.–5 p.m.
Anyone with a valid KU Card can ride buses free
Parking meters using Parkmobile now accept credit cards
Follow parking on Twitter: @parkingKU
Visitors should park in parking garages or at meters
Red, Blue, and Gold zones are ticketed Monday through Friday year-round
Using a yellow annual parking permit costs $1.28 per day
To use ADA parking, you must register your placard with Parking & Transit and buy a parking permit
In residence hall zones, we patrol continuously and issue tickets day and night starting at 7 a.m. Monday and ending at 5 p.m. Friday when classes are in session
You don’t need to own a car to have a car – rent 1 of 4 cars by the hour with Hertz on Demand
48 hours before closing lots for events, we'll post a real estate sign with the date and time at the entrance
Walking time from lot 57 (Stadium) to Wescoe: 6.5 minutes
Walking time from lot 90 (Recreation Center) to Wescoe: 8.5 minutes
Going to Watkins Health Center? Park at the meters, pay for 1 hour