Illinois Fighting Illini Football Gameday Routes & Road Closures

Game Day Traffic Reports are given on WDWS 1400 AM and WHMS 97.5 FM. Traffic reports begin three hours prior to kick-off and are updated every thirty minutes.

Traffic Routes to Memorial Stadium

Gameday Traffic Routes

From the North

  • Take I-57 to University Ave. (East).
  • Turn right (South) onto Mattis Avenue.
  • Follow Mattis Ave. to Kirby Avenue.
  • Turn left (East) on Kirby Ave. and continue to football parking lots.

Note: An alternate, less congested route is available by continuing South on Mattis to Windsor Rd. Turn left onto Windsor Rd. and continue East, then turn left on either First St. or Lincoln Ave. to reach football parking lots.

From the South

  • Take I-57 to Monticello Road Exit.
  • Turn right (East) onto Monticello Rd. and follow until it ends.
  • Turn left (North) onto route 45/Neil St. toward Champaign.
  • Turn right on Windsor Rd. and left onto either First St. or Lincoln Ave. to reach football parking lots.

From the East or West on I-74

  • Take I-74 East or West to the Lincoln Avenue exit.
  • Take Lincoln Avenue South to Florida Ave.
  • Turn right (West) onto Florida Ave. and continue West to football parking lots.

From the West on I-72

  • I-72 becomes University Avenue in Champaign.
  • Turn right (South) onto Mattis Avenue.
  • Follow Mattis Ave. to Kirby Avenue.
  • Turn left (East) on Kirby Ave. and continue to football parking lots.

Note: An alternate, less congested route is available by continuing South on Mattis to Windsor Rd. Turn left onto Windsor Rd. and continue East, then turn left on either First St. or Lincoln Ave. to reach football parking lots.

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Road Closures

Illinois Gameday Map

First Street becomes a one way street going south between Green Street and Kirby Ave. approximately 2 hours prior to kick-off unless traffic dictates creating the one way earlier. After games First Street is a one way going north between Kirby Ave. and Green Street. All road closures are located on the map to the right.






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References: University of Illinois, FightingIllini.com