Football Game Day Parking
Dates of 2014 Home Games
- August 30 vs. Tennessee-Martin
- September 6 vs. Ohio
- September 27 vs. Vanderbilt
- October 4 vs. South Carolina
- October 11 vs. Louisiana-Monroe
- October 25 vs. Mississippi State
- November 8 vs. Georgia
Looking for a close place to park but don’t have a football parking permit? Parking Structure #7 is only a few minutes’ walk from Commonwealth Stadium. Gameday parking at the facility is $30 per car; it opens four hours before each home game. For more non-permit parking options on campus, see the “Available Parking Structures” section below.
Game Day Traffic
Visit UK Athletics for information on pre-game and post-game traffic flow.
Game Day Shuttles
Game day shuttles operate between both various campus locations and Commonwealth Stadium, and downtown Lexington and Commonwealth Stadium. Cost for the UK Football Express - Campus Route is $2 one-way and $4 round trip; cost for the UK Football Express - Downtown Route is $2.50 one-way and $5 round trip.
Campus shuttle stops include:
- Cooper Drive and University Drive
- In front of the Kentucky Clinic
- Rose Street and Huguelet Drive
For more information, visit www.ukathletics.com/fbgameday/shuttle.html.
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 Commonwealth Stadium: .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
Distance from Commonwealth Stadium: .8 miles (approx. 16 minutes walking)
Kentucky Clinic Garage (PS #3)
Location: 140 Huguelet Avenue 40536 (Kentucky Clinic)
Distance from Commonwealth Stadium: .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)
Distance from Commonwealth Stadium: 1.2 miles (approx. 24 minutes walking)
Sports Center Garage (PS #7)
Location: 721 Sports Center Drive 40506 (corner of Complex Drive)
Distance from Commonwealth Stadium: .3 miles (approx. 6 minutes walking)
Details: Opens four (4) hours prior to kickoff. Parking in the structure will not be restricted to only football fans; however, the $30 fee will apply. Employee and student permits will not be accepted during this time.
Student and Employee Parking on Game Days
Students and employees who park at Commonwealth Stadium must move their vehicles before 9:00 a.m. on the days of home football games. The exception to this is University Drive, where no parking is permitted on game days. Failure to move any vehicle from the Stadium parking lots or University Drive could result in a citation and/or impoundment at the owner’s expense. This includes the K lots, the E parking in the Red and Blue lots, the C6 lot, the Soccer/Softball Complex and the K/E lot next to Greg Page Apartments. In addition to the E spaces on University Drive, anyone in motorcycle spaces or parked at meters must be moved.
Vehicles may be moved anytime after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and must be moved back by 5:00 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 (PDF Format)
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 Parking & Transportation Services | (859) 257-5757 or (800) 441-0555
For other areas: Bluegrass Towing Inc. | (859) 233-9711
If you still have questions, visit UK Football’s official gameday Web site, Gameday Central.