Working faculty, staff should find alternate parking during local football, boys basketball games to avoid garage fees, towing

Parking and Transportation Services announces that the University Street and Northwestern Avenue parking lots are once again designated parking spaces for home football game attendees during the 2022 season. These garages will convert to event parking spaces at 7 am on game days, and overnight parking will not be allowed the night before. Vehicles left in either garage after 7 am on game days will be ticketed and towed at the owner’s expense.

New this year, the gravel portion of the Discovery Park lot at the southwest corner of Harrison Street and South Martin Jischke Drive will be converted to sporting event parking for RVs the night before each home football game, beginning today (September 9). Starting at 5:15 pm on the Friday before the game, vehicles without a sports parking permit in the gravel section will be towed from this location. Vehicles in permit spaces A and A or B on the paved surface at the north end of the lot will not be towed.

Faculty and staff who will be on campus for business on these Saturdays when the rest of the home games are scheduled and the nights before are encouraged to find alternative parking to avoid paying event fees. People working on departmental events for Homecoming, which will take place on September 24 this year, should plan ahead accordingly. Wood Street Parking Garage and a number of parking garages and street locations have relaxed parking at night and on weekends.

With the exception of University “reserve” permit holders, anyone entering the Northwestern Avenue and University Street garages on home game days, including those holding an “A” or ” C”, you will need to pay event parking fees or provide a prepaid digital sporting event parking permit to gain access.

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The Northwestern Avenue parking lot will also serve as a paid event parking lot for men’s basketball home games when the season begins in November. Games will take place throughout the week and on weekends. Game start times have yet to be determined and will be posted on the Purdue Athletics website when available.

Before parking in alternate locations, all motorists should be aware of signs requiring a specific permit 24/7, such as residence permit spaces, to avoid receiving a parking ticket . Other temporary or permanent signage may also restrict parking. Some parking lots, especially those near sports facilities, are subject to towing on event days. Those with a current college parking permit will receive email notifications of sporting event parking and towing warnings for local football games and men’s basketball.

All vehicles towed during sporting events will be brought to the lot at the southwest corner of Harrison Street and South Russell Street.

Parking questions for faculty and staff, including those with handicap parking issues, can be directed to Parking and Transportation Services from 7:30 am to 4:30 pm Monday through Friday at 765-494-9497 or [email protected]

Questions about parking or athletic events should be directed to the Hayes Family Ticket Office from 9 am to 5 pm Monday through Friday at 765-494-3194 or [email protected]

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