Game day Parking & Transportation

2017 Football Public Parking

STREET CLOSURES

Hawkins Drive

NEW FOR 2017

For the safety of our fans, the University of Iowa Department of Public Safety will be closing Hawkins Drive, directly east of Kinnick Stadium (from Evashevski Drive to Melrose Avenue) to vehicular traffic two and a half hours prior to kick-off until two hours post-game.

Vehicles wanting access to University parking lots and ramps east of Hawkins Drive (14, 49, Ramp 4) and private residences on and south of Melrose Avenue must approach from Melrose Avenue (eastbound) or from Riverside Drive and up Grand Avenue (westbound).

Charter buses parking on Hawkins Drive must enter off Hawkins Drive from the north after closure begins (two and a half hours prior to kick-off).


Evashevski Drive

Evashevski Drive will be closed to vehicular traffic between Lot 43N Drive and Hawkins Drive beginning at 1:00 AM and continuing until two hours post-game.


Melrose Avenue

Melrose Avenue will be closed to vehicular traffic (westbound) between Hawkins Drive and Evashevski Drive approximately one hour before game time. Post-game traffic on Melrose Avenue will be two lanes westbound, starting from Evashevski Drive and continuing to US-218.  All post-game traffic east of Evashevski Drive will be forced eastbound toward Riverside Drive

 
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CHANGES FOR 2017

Round-trip train service costs just $15 (previously $12) per person with children 12 and under riding for free. Everyone must have a ticket to board the train, regardless of age. Fans will no longer be allowed to trade one pre-paid parking pass for two Hawkeye Express tickets.

Fans wishing to purchase round-trip tickets prior to game day may do so in person from 9:00 a.m. to 4:00 p.m. (Monday-Friday) at the UI Athletics Ticket Office, located inside the North Entrance of Carver-Hawkeye Arena.

Wheelchair Accessibility

The Hawkeye Express is not wheelchair accessible. On game days, patrons with disabilities restricting their mobility are invited to use the parking spaces reserved near Kinnick Stadium.

Hours of Operation

Begins three hours prior to kick-off for 11:00 a.m. games and four hours prior to kick-off for all other games. The train will start back up at the start of the fourth quarter and continues until 90 minutes after the game.

Location

The Depot to board the train is located off Interstate 80 near the Coral Ridge Mall (2435 James Street, Coralville, IA 52241).

Tickets

Round-trip tickets ($15) will be available for purchase on game day at the Hawkeye Express Depot on a cash-only basis.

Parking:

Parking is free in surrounding lots and on James Street near the Depot.


POST GAME TRAIN LINE (NEW)

To better serve our Hawkeye Express customers, we are implementing a new post-game queueing system! Please see the diagram below for details.

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CAMBUS SHUTTLES

Hours of Operations

Complimentary Cambus shuttles run continuously before, during, and after the game. The pre-game shuttle service is provided two hours prior to kick-off. Post-game shuttle service is provided for approximately one hour post-game.


wEBSITE

Visit http://www.bongo.org/routes/uiowa for route maps and current bus locations.


LOCATIONS

Hancher Auditorium Parking Lot (Lot 55): Pick-up is located at the bus stop in Hancher Auditorium Parking Lot and drops off at the bus loop on Newton Road.

  •  Performances in Hancher Auditorium (click here for upcoming events at Hancher) may require an adjustment in the availability of Lot 55. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes.

Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot (Lot 85): Pick-up is located at the bus stop in the Hawkeye Commuter Parking Lot and drops off at the bus stop east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Elliott Drive.

Hall of Fame Parking Lot (Lot 71): Pick-up is located on Prairie Meadow Drive and drops off at the bus stop east of Carver-Hawkeye Arena on Elliott Drive.

Downtown Iowa City: Pick-up is at the bus stop on Washington Street, outside of Schaefer Hall and drops off at the Veterans Affairs (VA) bus loop.

Parking Policies and FAQs


Opening Time for Lots

Selected University of Iowa parking lots (Lots 33, 40, 43, 49, 65, 71, 75, 85 and Myrtle) are open for entry from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night before all home football games. These lots will re-open for entry at 6:00 a.m. the morning of game day.  All other parking lots are open for entry at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football game. 

*Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena and Hancher Auditorium (click here for upcoming events at Hancher) may require an adjustment in the availability of parking lots. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes to the lot opening and/or departure times.


Vehicle Definitions

The UI uses the following definitions for vehicles - A car is any car, pick-up truck or SUV. A recreational vehicle is any vehicle that includes a restroom. No travel trailer, "5th wheels" or pull-behind trailers are allowed in any UI parking lot except the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85).


I-Club Contributor Parking Options

Football Parking Options may be found using the “Contributor Parking” map below.

Season parking passes must be purchased in advance through the UI Athletics Ticket Office.

  • Kinnick Society Gold (KG), Kinnick Society (KS) and Champion Hawk (KC) Automobiles: Lots 43 West, 43 North and 49. 
  • Golden Hawk (GH) Automobiles and above: Lots 75 North, 33, 46 and 49.
  • Silver Hawk (SH) Automobiles and above: Lots 14, 65 East, and the west section of Ramp 4.
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General Public Parking Options

Season parking passes may be purchased in advance from the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $100 for cars. Parking fees may also be paid on a game-by-game basis at a cost of $20 for cars (cash only).

  • Parking will be available in the west portion of Lot 65, east portion of Ramp 4, Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot, Lower Finkbine Lot (hard surface), Myrtle Avenue Lot, and the Campus Recreation and Wellness Lot (Lot 11).
  • Parking will be available at the Finkbine Golf Course Driving Range and the Lower Finkbine grass lot, depending upon weather. For the most up-to-date information on changes in parking availability, please follow @TheIowaHawkeyes on Twitter.
  • Additional parking for automobiles is also available free of charge at the Hancher Auditorium Lot (Lot 55), the Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85) and the Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71).

ADA Parking Options

Season parking passes may be purchased in advance from the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $100 for cars. Parking fees may also be paid on a game-by-game basis at a cost of $20 for cars (cash only) with a state issued ADA placard or license plate in Hospital Ramp 4. 

  • CHANGE FOR 2017:  Hospital Ramp 3 is SOLD OUT with season-long ADA parking passes.  As such, day of game ADA parking will NOT be available in Ramp 3.  Fans needing ADA parking who do not have a Ramp 3 pass should park in Ramp 4.
  • Day of game parking for automobiles with a state issued ADA placard or license plate is available in Hospital Ramp 4, located south of the UI Field House. 

RV / Bus / Oversized Vehicles

Opening Time for Lots

Selected University of Iowa parking lots (Lots 40, 43 North, 65 and 75 South) are open for entry from 7:30 p.m. to 11:00 p.m. the night before all home football games. These lots will re-open for entry at 6:00 a.m. the morning of game day. All other parking lots are open for entry at 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football game.

*Activities in Carver-Hawkeye Arena may require an adjustment in the opening of some parking lots. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes to the lot opening and/or departure times.

Following each home football game, RV owners will be allowed to spend the night in the parking lot but are asked to depart from University parking lots by 9:00 a.m. the day after the game.

contributor Parking Options:

  • Season parking passes must be purchased in advance through the UI Athletics Ticket Office at a cost of $300.
  • Kinnick Society Gold, Kinnick Society, Champion and Golden Hawk RV: Lots 43 North, 40 and 75 South. Limited parking is available and spaces are chosen prior to the season based on priority points within membership level.
  • Silver Hawk RV: Lot 65 South.

General Public Parking Options:

  • Single Game RV Parking: Limited space is available for recreational vehicles at a cost of $50 per game (cash only) at the Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot and at Lower Finkbine Lot. Free RV parking and shuttle service is available from three different campus locations - UI Athletics Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71), Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85), and *Hancher Auditorium Lot (Lot 55).
    • *Performances in Hancher Auditorium (click here for upcoming events at Hancher) may require an adjustment in the availability of Lot 55. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes.

  • General Public Season RV Parking: Football season ticketholders can order season general parking RV passes via the UI Athletic Ticket Office at a cost of $300 and park on the hard surface area of Finkbine Golf Course, the Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot, and Lower Finkbine Lot.
  • Charter Bus and Limousine Parking: Available parking is located along Hawkins Drive, next to the Dental College Parking Lot. Space is limited to the first 15 buses.
    • To guarantee a space, a pre-paid option has been added this year. You can pre-pay by contacting Rachael-bedell@hawkeyesports.com prior to noon on Wednesday of game week. Tailgating is not allowed near the bus parking areas. Buses are required to depart within 30 minutes of the end of the game.

Utility Trailers and Pull-Behind Motor Homes/5th Wheels

  • Utility trailers and pull-behind motor homes/5th wheels must park in the Hawkeye Commuter Lot, designated as Lot 85 on the football parking map.  Spaces in reserved lots are reserved exclusively for cars or motor homes. Even if a utility trailer or pull-behind motor home/5th wheel fits into a motor home space, it can cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.
  • Spaces in reserved lots are reserved exclusively for cars or motor homes. Even if a utility trailer or pull-behind motor home/5th wheel fits into a motor home space, it can cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.

Single Game Parking Options

Cars

$20 per game, (cash only) payable at entry to ramp or lot:

  • Lot 65
  • Ramp 4
  • Finkbine Golf Course driving range (when weather permits)
  • Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot
  • Lower Finkbine Lot (hard surface)
  • Lower Finkbine Lot (grass parking when weather permits)
  • Myrtle Avenue Lot
  • Campus Recreation and Wellness Center Lot (Lot 11)

Hourly rate:

  • Library Lot (Lot 3) .75 per hour
  • Newton Road Ramp $1.20 per hour

Free of charge:

  • *Hancher Auditorium Lot (Lot 55)
  • Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85)
  • Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71) 
 

Recreational Vehicles (RV)

$50 per game, (cash only) payable at entry to lot:

  • Hawkeye Softball Complex Lot
  • Lower Finkbine Lot 

Free of charge:

  • *Hancher Auditorium Lot (Lot 55)
  • Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85)
  • Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71)

ADA (with state issued ada placard or license plate)

$20 per game, (cash only) payable at entry to ramp:

  • Hospital Ramp 3 is SOLD OUT with season-long ADA parking passes.
  • Hospital Ramp 4  (CHANGE FOR 2017) 
    • Day of game ADA parking will NOT be available in Ramp 3.  Fans needing ADA parking who do not have a Ramp 3 pass should park in Ramp 4.

      *Performances in Hancher Auditorium (click here for upcoming events at Hancher) may require an adjustment in the availability of Lot 55. Please check back here the Tuesday of each game week for any changes.


General Parking Policies

Parking in Designated Areas

Automobiles and motor homes may park only in designated areas. In order to efficiently use every parking lot, specific locations are assigned for automobiles and motor homes. Also, for the safety of tailgaters, travel lanes must remain clear for vehicles to pass, especially emergency vehicles.

Saving Spaces

Saving parking spaces for other motorists is not permitted in any lot. Parking on the University of Iowa campus is on a first-come, first served basis except in lots with reserved spaces.

Spaces for Vehicles Only

Parking spaces are for vehicles only. The use of a parking space for other reasons, such as portable grills, trailers, tents, chairs, etc. is not permitted There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available for use for parking.

Travel Lanes

Tailgating is not permitted in travel lanes on roads or parking lots. No tents, chairs or other items may be placed or extend into travel lanes. Any non-adherence to this policy may result in UI Police officers requiring the tent, tarp or canopy be removed. There are a limited number of parking spaces on the University of Iowa campus for the 70,000 fans that attend games. It is important to make every space available to use for parking. They can also cause tailgate parties to overflow into travel lanes causing a hazard for other vehicles and the passage of emergency vehicles.