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North Carolina Tar Heels Football Gameday Parking


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General Public | Season Ticket/Reserved | RV, Bus & Other | Handicap

General Public

On Campus

There are several lots located on campus reserved for public parking. Parking is first come, first serve and costs $15/vehicle. Following are lots reserved for parking for the 2011 season (highlighted in red on gameday parking map to the right):

  • Cameron-Graham Lot has approximately 100 spaces (across from UNC’s Cogeneration Plant and 1 block from Crooks Corner and 2 blocks from the Carolina Inn).
  • South Chiller Lot has approximately 35-40 spaces (across from the Dogwood Deck off Mason Farm Road and Columbia Street)
  • PD- Cardinal Deck (approximately 1,400 spaces)
  • Manning Lot (approximately 300 spaces – 200 Reserved for Rams Club this season)
  • Jackson Deck next to Dogwood Deck (500 spaces)
  • General Administration (approximately 100 spaces); free shuttle provided

Chapel Hill Parking Map

Downtown Chapel Hill (Off Campus)

There are quite a few parking lots and spaces available to game patrons on football game days. These lots are great for fans looking to avoid the traffic on campus.

Downtown Chapel Hill, just on the west side of campus offers free parking, street parking, and parking decks. For a complete listing of Town of Chapel Hill Parking, please visit the Town of Chapel Hill WEBSITE, or view the map to the right.

Park and Ride (Off Campus)

Park & Ride Lots

There are also 4 park and ride lots around town that are serviced by the Tar Heel Express:

  • Jones Ferry Road near University Lake – Shuttle service begins 1.5 hours prior to game time.
  • Friday Center Park and Ride off NC 54 - Shuttle service begins 3 hours prior to game time.
  • University Mall next to Dillard’s - Shuttle service begins 3. hours prior to game time.
  • Southern Village off US 15 and US 501 - Shuttle service begins 1.5 hours prior to game time.

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Season Ticket/Reserved

The majority of on campus parking is reserved for Ram Club members. Rams Club members at the Big Ram gift level and higher who purchase football season tickets qualify for a parking pass for all home football games.  Active members at the Big Ram giving level and higher will be eligible to select parking through the Kenan Stadium Equity Seating Plan at the same time of seat selection. Your parking pass will coordinate with your season parking location. For all lot locations view the Gameday Parking Map above.

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RV, Bus & Other

General Public

RV parking will be available at the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot off of NC Highway 54 Lot. Travel to campus is available via the Tar Heel Express, which services this lot. There is NO PUBLIC RV PARKING on campus this season. Reservations are encouraged, but not required, for all games so enough space can be reserved to accommodate these special oversized vehicles. RV parking is free in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot, but RV patrons using this lot are expected to keep the number of spaces occupied to a minimal (no more than 7) and to clean-up any trash generated prior to departure. The lot opens 5 pm on Friday preceding the game and closes at 5 pm on Sunday after the game. There are no hook-ups or restrooms in this lot. To make a reservation, contact DPS at least 72-hours in advance by using the WEBSITE. DPS cannot guarantee a parking permit for requests made less than 72-hours in advance. DPS recommends making requests at least one-week in advance.

Bus

Charter buses park on Bowles Drive near the Dean E. Smith Center unless there is an event at the Smith Center that precludes that from happening. Parking on Bowles Drive is $50 per bus. Arrangements can be made through the Department of Public Safety in advance or buses can take their chances and drive to Bowles Drive on game day. All non-reserved spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis. To make a reservation, complete the WEBSITE REQUEST FORM at least 72 hours in advance of game day. DPS cannot guarantee a parking permit for requests less than 72-hours in advance and it is recommended that requests are made at least one-week in advance.

Limo

Limos may park in the same location as buses, on Bowles Drive near the Dean E. Smith Center, unless there is an event at the Smith Center that precludes that from happening. Cost is $20/limo.

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Handicap

Disability parking is reserved in the Ambulatory Care Lot off Mason Farm Road (near Columbia Street). Parking in this lot requires a state issued handicap placard, and $10 per vehicle. Wheelchair accessible vans and buses service fans with disabilities and take them and their caretaker (if this applies) to the main north and south side gates. Shuttles are designated for each side of the stadium (north and south), so fans need to make sure they ride the correct shuttle to get to their destination.

Patrons without a state issued disability permit or plate may arrange for a special event disability-parking permit by contacting the UNC Department of Public Safety at least 72 hours in advance at (919) 962-3951 or via the DPS WEBSITE.

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References: University of North Carolina, TarHeelBlue.CSTV.com

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