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Directions to Stanford Stadium

From Highway 101 (North & South)

  • Take the Embarcadero Road exit west toward Stanford.
  • At El Camino Real, Embarcadero turns into Galvez Street as it enters the university.
  • Stay in the left lane and continue toward the center of campus.
  • Take a left at Nelson Road, the stadium will be on your left.

From Highway 280 (North & South)

  • Exit Sand Hill Road east toward Stanford.
  • Continue east, turning right at Arboretum Road.
  • Take another right at Galvez Road.
  • Turn left at Nelson Road, the stadium will be on your left.

From El Camino Real

  • Exit El Camino Real at Embarcadero Road.
  • Turn toward the hills (away from the center of Palo Alto).
  • As you enter Stanford, Embarcadero Road becomes Galvez Street.
  • Continue on Galvez and turn left on Nelson Road
  • The stadium will be on your left.

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Directions to General Public Parking Areas

Gameday Parking Map

Following are suggested directions to general public parking areas. For questions regarding parking or any other game day information call the operations office at 650-723-6771. Use the map to the right for lot locations.

IM SOUTH (LOT#4) PARKING

IM South (Lot #4) is located on El Camino Real south of Galvez Street and Embarcadero Road, to arrive at IM South, take El Camino Real south of Embarcadero Road. Stay in the right lane and turn right into the designated IM South (Lot #4) entrance.

To exit, use the El Camino Real gates and turn right onto southbound El Camino Real.  The Palo Alto Police Department will direct post game traffic and restrict left hand turns on all southbound El Camino Real traffic until Oregon Expressway.

ARBORETUM GROVE (LOT #8) PARKING

Arboretum Grove (Lot #8) is located along El Camino Real just south of Palm Drive. To arrive at Arboretum Grove (Lot #8), turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Arboretum Road. Pass the Lot #7 entrance, and turn right into the designated Lot #8 entrance, located the intersection of Arboretum Rd. and Lasuen St.

LASUEN GROVE (LOT #9) PARKING

Located at the corners of Arboretum Road and Lasuen Street, there are two ways to arrive at Lasuen Grove (Lot #9):

  1. Turn west onto Palm Drive from El Camino Real, follow Palm Drive to Campus Drive East and turn left (south) on Campus Drive. Stay in your left lane and at Lasuen Street make a left and follow Lasuen Street and turn left into the designated Lot #9 entrance.
  2. Turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Follow Galvez Street to the first stop sign (Campus Drive). Turn right onto Campus Drive.  Pass Galvez Field (Lot #5), then take the next right at Lasuen Street.  Turn left into the designated Lot #9 entrance.

LOT #13 PARKING

Located on Arboretum Road, past Palm Dr, there is one way to enter Lot #13.  Turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Arboretum Road. Pass the Lot #7 and Lot # 8 entrance, and pass Palm Dr.  Entrance to Lot #13 will be on the right hand side.

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Directions to Reserved Parking Areas

Gameday Parking Map

Following are suggested directions to reserved parking areas. For questions regarding parking or any other game day information call the operations office at 650-723-6771. Use the map to the right for lot locations.

SUNKEN DIAMOND/VARSITY LOT (LOT #1) PARKING.

Sunken Diamond/Varsity Lot (Lot #1) parking permit allows access to Lot #1, Season Ticket lots (3, 7, 10, 11, & 12) and all General Parking lots except lots #2, #5, #6,Toyon Grove, and Masters Grove.

Sunken Diamond/Varsity Lot (Lot #1) is located near Gate 2 of Stanford Football Stadium. To arrive at Sunken Diamond/Varsity Lot (Lot #1), turn west on Galvez Street. Stay in the left lane and turn left onto Nelson Road. Stay straight on Nelson and road will turn into Lot #1

EL CAMINO GROVE (LOT #2) PARKING

El Camino Grove (Lot #2) parking permit allows access to Lot #2, all Season Ticket lots (3, 7, 10, 11, & 12), and all General Parking lots with the exception of lot #1, #5, #6, Toyon Grove, and Masters Grove.

Lot #2 (El Camino Grove) is located on El Camino Real south of Galvez Street and Embarcadero Road. To arrive at Lot #2 take El Camino Real south to Embarcadero Road, stay in the right lane, turn right into the designated Lot #2 (El Camino Grove) entrance.

To exit, use the El Camino Real gates and turn right onto southbound El Camino Real. The Palo Alto Police Department will direct post game traffic and restrict left hand turns on all southbound El Camino Real traffic until Oregon Expressway.

MASTERS GROVE PARKING

Masters Grove parking permit allows access to Masters Grove, all Season Ticket  lots (3, 7, 10, 11, & 12), and all General Parking areas with the exception of lot #1, #2, #5, #6, and Toyon Grove.

Masters Grove is located on El Camino Real south of Galvez Street and Embarcadero Road, to arrive at Masters Grove, take El Camino Real south of Embarcadero Road. Stay in the right lane and turn right into the designated Masters Grove entrance.
To exit, use the El Camino Real gates and turn right onto southbound El Camino Real.  The Palo Alto Police Department will direct post game traffic and restrict left hand turns on all southbound El Camino Real traffic until Oregon Expressway.

LOT #3 PARKING

Lot #3 is located on Galvez Street just west of Arboretum Road. To arrive at Lot #3, turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Follow Galvez Street past Arboretum Road and turn right into the designated Lot #3 entrance. To exit, turn right onto Galvez Street and right onto Campus Drive.  Post game traffic will be restricted to a right hand turn only.

TOYON GROVE PARKING

Toyon Grove parking permit allows access to all Season Ticket lots and General Parking lots with the exception of Lot #1, Lot #2, Lot #6, and Masters Grove. Toyon Grove is located on Galvez Street next to Galvez Field parking lot. Attendants will direct permitted cars in and around the Grove.

To arrive at Toyon Grove, turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Follow Galvez Street past Arboretum Road. Turn right into the designated Toyon Grove entrance.

To exit, turn right onto Galvez Street and right onto Campus Drive. Post game traffic on Galvez Street will be restricted to a right hand turn only.
Restrooms are available in Toyon Grove.

GALVEZ FIELD (LOT #5) PARKING

Galvez Field (Lot #5) parking permit allows access to Galvez Field, all Season Ticket lots (3, 7, 10, 11, & 12), and all General Parking lots with the exception of lot #1, #2, #6, Toyon Grove, and Masters Grove.

Galvez Field (Lot #5) is located at the corners of Galvez Street and Campus Drive.
There are three ways to arrive at Galvez Field (Lot #5):

1) Turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Follow Galvez Street to the first stop sign (Campus Drive). Turn right onto Campus Drive and make a right into Galvez Field.

2) Turn west onto Palm Drive from El Camino Real. Follow Palm Drive to Campus Drive. Turn left (south) onto Campus Drive and stay in your left lane. 500 feet after Lasuen Street make a left into the entrance to Galvez Field (Lot #5).

3) Turn west onto Quarry Road from El Camino Real. Follow Quarry road and turn left (south) on Campus Drive. Stay in the left lane and cross Palm Drive. 500 feet after Lasuen Street, make a left into the entrance to Galvez Field (Lot #5).

To exit, use Campus Drive exit. Turn right onto Campus Drive.

TRACK HOUSE (LOT #6) PARKING

Track House (Lot #6) parking permit allows access to Track House lot, all Season Ticket lots (3, 7, 10, 11, & 12), and all General Parking lots with the exception of lot #1, #2, Toyon Grove, and Masters Grove.

Track House (Lot #6) is located adjacent to Stanford Stadium, outside Gate #4. Attendants will direct permitted cars in and around Track House (Lot #6). Restrooms are located at the center of the Cobb Track bleachers.

There are two ways to arrive at Track House (Lot #6):

1) Turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real.  Stay in right lane, and proceed past Nelson Road.  Turn Left into the designated Track House (Lot #6) entrance.

2) Turn west onto Serra Street from El Camino Real. Follow Serra Street to Campus Drive and turn right onto Campus Drive. Follow Campus Drive to Galvez Street and turn east (right) onto Galvez Street, turn south onto Nelson Road and then turn right into the designated Track House (Lot #6) entrance.

To exit Track House (Lot #6), use the exits on Galvez Street, and turn east (right) onto Galvez Street toward El Camino Real. Please note that post-game traffic on Galvez Street/Embarcadero Road will be restricted to one-way eastbound traffic.

ARBORETUM GROVE (LOT #7) PARKING

Arboretum Grove is located along El Camino Real just south of Palm Drive. To arrive at Arboretum Grove (Lot #7), turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real. Stay in the right lane and turn right onto Arboretum Road. Turn right into the designated Lot #7 entrance.

EUCAPYPTUS GROVE (LOT #10) PARKING

Located at the corners of Arboretum Road and Lasuen Street, there are two ways to arrive at Eucalyptus Grove (Lot #10):

1) Turn west onto Palm Drive from El Camino Real, follow Palm Drive to Campus Drive East and turn left (south) on Campus Drive. Stay in your left lane and at Lasuen Street make a left and follow Lasuen Street and turn right into the designated Lot #10 entrance.
2) Turn west onto Galvez Street from El Camino Real, stay in the right lane and turn right onto Arboretum Road. Merge left and turn left into the designated Lot #10.

To exit, use the gates at Lasuen Street. Turn left onto Lasuen Street and right onto Campus Drive. Post game traffic on Lasuen Street will be restricted to one-way westbound traffic and one-way northbound on Campus Drive.

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References: Stanford University, GoStanford.com

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