UK Athletics Parking

Fan Football Parking and Game Day Information

Please visit this page for the 2023 UK Football schedule and see UK Athletics for information on purchasing football parking permits, as well as pre-game and post-game traffic flow.


Parking for fans is also available in several UK parking structures. However, please be aware that public restroom facilities are not available and tailgating, grilling, or open fires in these structures is strictly prohibited.

Additional Gameday Parking Options

University Drive Garage (PS #1)
Location: 1290 Veterans Drive (corner of Cooper and University drives)
Cost: UK Football Permit Parking
Distance from Kroger Field: 0.4 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.

Hilltop Avenue Garage (formerly known as Rose Street Garage) (PS #2)
Location: 538 Rose Street (entrance on Hilltop Avenue); adjacent to W.T. Young Library
Cost: Free
Distance from Kroger Field: 0.8 miles (approx. 16 minutes walking)

Press Avenue Garage (PS #6)
Location: 721 Press Avenue (corner of Virginia Avenue)
Cost: Free
Distance from Kroger Field: 1.2 miles (approx. 24 minutes walking)

UK Student and Employee Parking on Game Days

Parking on campus generally opens up considerably on weekends, which makes it relatively easy for students and employees to move their vehicles to locations that aren't reserved for football game attendees. Please see our Football Gameday Vehicle Relocation Map for details. The areas marked in yellow on this map are for football fan parking only. The areas highlighted in green represent lots and structures where employees and students can park.

Details about Vehicle Relocation:

Students and employees who park in the Kroger Field Red and Blue lots, Commonwealth Drive, College Way East and West lots, Sports Center Garage (PS #7), and Sports Center Drive lots must relocate 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.

In addition, the Orange (EK) Lot is unavailable for permit holders on game days. Please also note that RV parking areas in the Orange Lot are unavailable beginning at 7:30 p.m. on the Friday before home games. Please see this map for a representation of those RV areas in the Orange Lot.

Note: Vehicles may be moved to most relocation areas (shown in green on this map) after 3:30 p.m. on Friday, and must be moved back by 5 a.m. Monday.

The following areas are no parking zones on football home game days. This includes meters and motorcycle/motor scooter spaces:

  • Red, Blue, Green and Orange Lots at Kroger Stadium
  • Commonwealth Drive Lot near Greg Page Apartments
  • College Way East and West Lots
  • Sports Center Drive Garage on Sports Center Drive
  • Sports Center Drive (entire street)
  • University Drive (entire street)
  • Wildcat Court Lots

Failure to move your vehicle from the these areas may result in a citation or impoundment at the owner’s expense.

Students who park in Hilltop Avenue Garage (formerly known as Rose Street Garage) (PS #2) 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 a R2 permit holder return to Hilltop Avenue Garage on game day and not be able to find a parking space, they may park in any other designated parking relocation lots.


In the event that your car may have been impounded, please call:
For UK lots, structures or property: UK Transportation Services | 859-257-5757 or 800-441-0555
For other areas: Roberts Towing Inc. | 859-294-5566

Questions about Football Games?

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