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Northwestern Wildcats Football Gameday Parking


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

General Public

Northwestern General Public Parking Map

Ryan Field is located a couple of miles to the northwest of Northwestern’s campus. The parking surrounding the stadium is reserved for season ticket holders. Visitors should head to Northwestern’s campus or downtown Evanston, just southeast of the stadium. Lots on campus are free and allow tailgating. The lots in downtown Evanston are a mix of free and paid, however if you are looking to tailgating campus is a better parking option. Northwestern provides a free shuttle service to and from the stadium. Available lots are listed below, use the map to the right for exact locations.


  • Lot #1: North Beach (Free)
  • Lot #2: MLS (Free)
  • Lot #3: Tech (Free)
  • Lot #4: Garett (Free)
  • Lot #5: South Garage (Free)

Downtown Evanston

  • Lot #6: Chase Bank (Pay)
  • Lot #7: Church St (Pay)
  • Lot #8: 619 Clark (Free)
  • Lot #9: Lakefront Parking (Free)
  • Lot #10: Maple Ave (Pay)
  • Lot #11: Sherman Plaza (Pay)

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Season Ticket/Reserved

The east and west lots are PERMIT-ONLY for season ticket holders with sufficient Priority Points.  These lots will open 4 hours prior to kickoff. Tailgating is allowed in these lots.

Covered Lot: The parking garage at the Hospital on Central is also PERMIT-ONLY for season ticket holders who purchase a season parking pass. Tailgating is not allowed in these lots.

For season ticket and parking information contact 888-GO-PURPLE (888-467-8775).

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RV, Bus & Other

Recreational Vehicle parking is $40/day and located  in the MLS Lot on Northwestern’s campus.  Take Sheridan Rd. to Lincoln Ave. and go east on Lincoln.  Follow the road around to the RV lot.  Overnight parking is permitted. For more information contact Northwestern Transportation & Parking Services at 847-491-7569. The RV lot is labeled Lot #2 (MLS) on the General Public Parking Map Above.

Charter Bus Parking & Route Map

Charter Bus Parking

Charter and School buses should pick up/drop off on Ashland Ave. north of “Walker Way.”  Buses should proceed to Evanston Plaza on the corner of Dempster and Dodge (3.29 miles). Buses may return for pick up 30 minutes afterthe game concludes. The map to the right shows route and parking location.

Questions about this information? Call (847) 491-7887.

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Limited day-of-game handicap parking spots are available in the front row of the West parking lot. The drop-off area is on Ashland Avenue near Gate Q.  These spots are $20 and are assigned on a first-come, first-served basis. Season permit disabled parking is also available.  Disabled placard or platesare required.

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