Football Game Day Parking

Football Game Day Parking

Dates of 2018-2019 Home Games

  • September 1 vs. Central Michigan University
  • September 15 vs. Murray State University
  • September 22 vs. Mississippi State University
  • September 29 vs. University of South Carolina
  • October 20 vs. Vanderbilt (Homecoming)
  • November 3 vs. University of Georgia
  • November 17 vs. Middle Tennessee

Fan Football Parking and Game Day Information

Visit UK Athletics for information on purchasing football parking permits, as well as pre-game and post-game traffic flow.

Parking and Transportation Information on the Air

Tune to 1700 AM, UK’s low-power radio station, for parking and transportation information 24 hours a day. The station will provide general information on game day parking and shuttles. Please note, it will not include live traffic updates.

Available Parking Structures

Please note, none of the parking structures listed have public restroom facilities. Tailgating is not permitted in UK parking structures.

University Drive Garage (PS #1)

Location: 1290 Veterans Drive 40506 (corner of Cooper and University Drives)
Cost: UK Football Permit Parking
Distance from Kroger Field: .4 miles (approx. 8 minutes walking)
Details: University of Kentucky Medical Center and Veterans Affairs employees who are working on game days are granted access with valid UK Permit and UKMC or VA ID. All other vehicles must display a UK football parking permit.

Rose Street Garage (PS #2)

Location: 538 Rose Street 40506 (entrance on Hilltop Avenue); adjacent to W.T. Young Library
Cost: Free
Distance from Kroger Field: .8 miles (approx. 16 minutes walking)

Kentucky Clinic Garage (PS #3)

Location: 140 Huguelet Avenue 40536 (Kentucky Clinic)
Cost: Free
Distance from Kroger Field: .9 miles (approx. 18 minutes walking)
Details: Spaces marked “Twilight Clinic” are reserved for Kentucky Clinic patients.

Press Avenue Garage (PS #6)

Location: 721 Press Avenue 40506 (corner of Virginia Avenue)
Cost: Free
Distance from Kroger Field: 1.2 miles (approx. 24 minutes walking)

Student and Employee Parking on Game Days

Students and employees who park in the Kroger Field parking lots (Red, Blue, Orange, Greg Page Overflow Lot and the Soccer/Softball Complex Lots), in the Sports Center Garage (PS #7) or in the Sports Center Lots must move their vehicles before 7 a.m. on the days of home football games. Students and employees who park in the Kroger Field Green Lot must relocate prior to 10 p.m. the night before home football games.

No parking is permitted on University Drive on game days.

All vehicles parking in motorcycle/motor scooter spaces or parked at meters in any of the above areas must also relocate their vehicle, according to the listed timeline above.

Failure to move any vehicle from the stadium parking lots, the Sports Center Garage, the Sports Center Lots or University Drive may result in a citation or impoundment at the owner’s expense.

Students who park in the Rose Street Garage (R2) are not required to move their vehicles on home football game days. However, this facility is used to accommodate students who are required to relocate their vehicles, as well as for game day staff and fans. Should an R2 permit holder return to the Rose Street Garage on game day and not be able to find a parking space, they may park in any other designated parking relocation lots.

Vehicles may be moved anytime after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and must be moved back by 5 a.m. Monday.

See below for a map illustrating where to move your vehicle on home football game days.

Football Game Day Vehicle Relocation Map

arrow_downloadFootball Game Day Vehicle Relocation Map (PDF Format)

Orange Lot Football RV Parking

The Large Gluck Equine Center Lot and a portion of the Orange Lot are restricted to UK Football recreational vehicle (RV) permit parking starting at 7:30 p.m. on the Friday before home football games. As a result, members of the University community who park in these lots on Fridays should avoid parking in the designated RV areas if they anticipate they will need to remain on campus beyond 7:30 p.m.

Individuals who will be leaving prior to 7:30 p.m. are authorized to utilize these areas; however, vehicles remaining in the restricted areas after 7:30 p.m. will be relocated by the University to the designated vehicle relocation area, located at the southwest corner of the Orange Lot adjacent to the Orange Lot Alumni Drive exit.


We hope everyone has a fun game day experience in Lexington. However, in the event that your car may have been impounded, the following telephone numbers may come in handy:
For UK Lots, Structures or Property: UK Transportation Services | (859) 257-5757 or (800) 441-0555
For other areas: Bluegrass Towing Inc. | (859) 233-9711


If you have questions about attending the game, visit UK Football’s official gameday website, Gameday Central.

If you have questions about gameday relocation for students or employees, contact Transportation Services.