2012 Football Parking Information
2012 Football Parking Map
Important Information For Fans Arriving from South Of Campus
The Indiana Department of Transportation (INDOT) will reopen the State Road 933 (Michigan Street) bridge to four lanes of traffic by the end of the day on Friday, September 2. Restrictions will be imposed that will prevent vehicles weighing more than 10 tons from using the bridge. Semis, buses and motor homes weighing more than 10 tons will be detoured around the bridge.
With cooperation from the city of South Bend and St. Joseph County, heavy vehicle traffic will be routed along State Road 23 to Cleveland Road or along Lincolnway West, Bendix Drive and Cleveland Road.
New Parking Area on ND Golf Course Popular with Fans
The opening of the Notre Dame Golf Course last year on Angela Blvd near SR933 was welcomed by fans and provides the most convenient non-reserved public parking area on game day. The bucolic setting along Angela Blvd next to the fairways and on practice holes provides a perfect backdrop for family, friends, alumni and guests to gather to celebrate Notre Dame Football. This lot is open, weather permitting, for game ticket holders on a first come, first served basis in two sections (see below for more information).
The new Notre Dame Ice Arena in the Tower Lot will be open this fall. Due to this construction, Joyce Drive was closed for the 2010 season. Joyce Drive will be open for the 2011 season! This will provide easier access to Joyce Lots.
Green Tailgating! Game Day Recycling
Irish fans and our guests are now recycling! Designated recycling containers will again be available throughout the campus, in parking lots and the stadium for all recyclable items, such as aluminum, glass, plastic, paper, and cardboard. Please do not put food in containers. Please do join us in making a greener campus by recycling at your tailgate party! For details and more information please visit green.nd.edu
Entrance to White Field at Indiana Toll Road exit 77
A very popular road connecting White Field to the Indiana Toll Road exit 77 at State Road 933 and continues to provide as an easy access for the public parking area located north of Douglas Road and west of Juniper Road. The entrance provides a convenient way for toll road bound traffic to access the toll road post game without staging on area roadways.
Notre Dame Golf Course open for parking
Two areas of the Notre Dame Golf Course (once known as the Burke Memorial Golf Course) will be open for public parking for the 2010 season unless inclement weather conditions prevail; or on a game by game basis. The lot is available on a first come, first served basis and requires those entering the lot to have game tickets. The lot opens at 8 a.m. and closes promptly 3 hours following the end of the game. Entrances to south portion of the course are off Angela Blvd. Access to the north end of the lot is through Lot D6 via Dorr Road near WNDU TV. Greens and fairways will not be open for parking. A pedestrian route leading to Notre Dame Stadium has been created along Holy Cross Drive on the central campus. Golf Course parking areas are open only for passenger cars. The fee for parking on the golf course is $40. It’s hard to image a more beautiful setting for a game day tailgate gathering!
SUGGESTED ROUTES to Golf Course (Burke) South
Motorists are urged to use the following route:
>From SR933 and Angela, turn east, entrance into lot is one block on the north side of Angela. Prior to one-way traffic, from Notre Dame and Angela, drive west on Angela, it is two blocks the entrance will be on the right side.
SUGGESTED ROUTES to Golf Course (Burke) North
Motorists are urged to use the following routes:
From 933 and Dorr Rd, turn east towards campus on Dorr Road (at WNDU TV station). Near the entrance gate to campus, follow signs and turn right into the D6 South Lot. Follow signs to lot entrance. To exist, the reverse the route, at SR933, turn north or south. If traffic backs occur on SR933 north bound, state police may direct traffic from Dorr to take south bound SR933. Access to the IN Toll Road is available by going south on SR933 to west bound Angela to north bound Riverside Drive to west bound Cleveland Road to exit 72 of the Toll Road. This route may also be used by fans traveling other points north of campus. D6 North may be used as an alternate pay to park lot.
Parking South of Angela Closed for Pass Holders
Innovation Park, located south of Angela and north of South Bend Avenue is a reserved pass lot.
Note that late in 2008, City officials renamed Edison Road to Angela Blvd. This is a change in the name only—no change in the roadway.
Haven’t Visited Campus In A While? Here’s a Review of Some Changes in Traffic and Parking Made in
If you did not visit campus during the past several seasons, please note that changes were made in 2004 for game day parking for people with disabilities. Lot D2 (see below) is designated for people with disabilities and a shuttle providing accessible transportation to/from the Joyce Center has been established. See note below for more information.
Juniper Road between Douglas Road and Angela Blvd. is closed permanently to traffic. North Twyckenham Drive, a new four-lane north-south road on the eastern side of the Notre Dame campus connects to an improved Douglas Road at a roundabout west of the Warren Golf Course Entrance near Ivy Road. The extension of Twyckenham from Edison Road/Angela Blvd to Douglas Road and on to Juniper Road north of campus has improved the travel times of commuters driving in every direction near Notre Dame.
These road changes do not change routes for general public parking lots north of campus (see directions below for routes to public lots). Routes for some special pass holders were changed. The routes are clearly described on the passes. Pass holders must follow the route described on the pass. Click here for the 2011 Football Parking Map
Most parking areas south of Douglas Road reserved
Most public parking (General Parking) is north of Douglas Road in White Field. The exception is parking available on a first come, first served basis on the Notre Dame Golf Course (once known as Burke Memorial Golf Course). Do not approach lots south of Douglas without a reserved parking pass.
Special Traffic Control Measures On Area Roads And Streets
In anticipation of early arriving crowds with later kickoff times, the special one-way traffic pattern is being moved up one hour by County and State Police to 4 hours prior to kick off on area roadways north and east of campus. City police will continue to implement “one-way” or special restrictions three and one-half hours prior to kick off on streets south of campus. Special traffic control measures will help assure orderly and safe flow of traffic and prevent traffic back ups onto the Indiana Toll Road of fans arriving for the football games.
During inbound traffic, most roads leading to campus become one-way and motorists must follow directions of police officers. Access to campus lots are restricted to a special pass during the one-way traffic pattern.
Police will run the special one-way traffic pattern for outbound traffic for one to two hours following the end of the game.
Information On Reserved Parking And Parking Fees
For additional information about obtaining reserved parking or for information on parking fees, visit the ND Athletic Department Web Site, und.com then click on “Tickets”.
All RV parking is located in White Field North near the intersection of Pendle and Juniper Roads.
General admission parking for RV’s costs $120, including transportation to and from the north parking lot. Shuttle runs from White Field North to the Library Circle.
Access the RV parking area by following SR933 north or south to Cleveland Road, then east on Cleveland Road to Juniper Road, then south on Juniper Road to White Field North (near Pendle and Juniper Roads). Truck parking and vehicles with trailers are prohibited in all lots.
Helpful information on local campgrounds can be found here.
Game day parking for people with disabilities is located in Lot D2, just south of Douglas Road near the East Gate entrance to campus along Wilson. For access to this lot, you must present your state issued disabled placard or display a qualifying license plate at the time of entry. The cost of parking in this lot is $25 per game. Accessible transportation will be provided to and from Notre Dame Stadium before, during and after the game. This lot provides the best access to and from the stadium area for people with disabilities who do not have season reserved parking passes. Accessible shuttle service is provided at no additional cost and will transport disable patrons to/from the Stadium area. Stadium ushers will be on hand before and after the game to assist people with disabilities as needed.
Travel north on SR 933 to Cleveland Road, east on Cleveland to Juniper, south on Juniper Road to eastbound Douglas road to southbound Wilson Drive to lot D2. Alternate route: travel north or south on Ironwood Road to Douglas Road, west on Douglas to Wilson Drive, south on Wilson Drive to D2. Do not try to approach on Douglas from SR933.
SHUTTLE BUS – White Field
Shuttle Buses from White Field (north of Douglas Road) begin limited service (with 2 buses) to the Hesburgh Library Circle, just north of ND Stadium, when White Field opens (6 am for employees, 7:30am for public). Shuttle service will increase to 12 buses as game time approaches; shuttles will run until kickoff, with a minimum of 1 bus running during the game.
Post-game 12 buses will run from the Library Circle back to White Field. Shuttles will run until the lines subside or at least 1 hour after the game ends (whichever is longer). Two (2) buses will run an additional hour or up to 3 hours post game based on passenger demand.
General Public Parking In White Field
General public parking areas north of campus in White Field (along Juniper between Douglas and Pendle) provide ample space for fan parking. Shuttle buses operate between White Field and the Library Circle after White Field North opens. (Directions to general public parking are posted below.)
White Field general admission parking for passenger cars is $25, including transportation to and from the north parking lot. Shuttle runs from White Field North to the Library Circle. Parking is only available for passenger cars and recreational vehicles.
SUGGESTED ROUTES to White North
Motorists are urged to use the following routes:
>From the Indiana Toll Road, use exits 72, 77 or 83.
>From exit 77, proceed north (left) on State Road 933 (formerly U.S. 33) to Cleveland Road, then east to Juniper then south to general admission parking.
-From Exit 77 take the access road directly into White North (General Parking), by driving east across 933.
Do not turn south (right) on S.R. 933 from exit 77 for general admission parking.
Or follow take the entrance to White Field driving east from the toll road plaza, across SR933 and into White Field.
>From exit 83, follow State Road 23 west to Cleveland Road, then west to Juniper then south to general admission parking.
>From exit 72, follow signs north to Brick/Cleveland Road, then drive east to Juniper, and then south to general admission parking. Cleveland Road may still have some construction in early September.
>Follow Michigan Street (S.R. 933) north to Cleveland, then east to Juniper, and then south to parking areas.
Motorists Arriving via US 31 from the South Follow Bypass
Motorists arriving to the area from US 31 are urged to follow the U.S. 31 Bypass to Brick/Cleveland Road, drive east on Cleveland to Juniper and then south to general admission parking.
Reserved Pass Parking Directions
Motorists with reserved parking tags must follow the directions printed on them. (For information about reserved parking areas contact the Athletic Department Ticket Office at 631-7356.)
Motor Coach And Bus Parking
Bus parking has moved from Old Edison Road to Innovation Park, Courtney Lane and other points on campus. Bus parking fee is $120. Directions to Bus parking are: Follow this route: from 933 and Angela Blvd, then east on Angela, go past Eddy Street and then take the second left onto Leahy Drive; OR south from Leahy into the Innovation Park Lot. Follow directions of Parking Attendants.
Note: Joyce Drive is closed for construction of Notre Dame Ice Arena.
Groups that will be arriving in bus caravans with five (5) or more buses arriving at the same time should contact the Athletic Department Ticket Office at 574-631-7356 for additional information and to purchase parking passes ahead of time.
All RV Parking on game day is allowed only from 7:30 a.m. to three hours after the game; and only in White Field North.
Tailgate Parties Not Permitted During The Game
The University of Notre Dame does not permit tailgate parties while football games are under way in Notre Dame Stadium. This is not a prohibition of all tailgating. Tailgating before and after games is a great game day tradition—a time for reunions of family, friends, and alumni—and the University is pleased to serve as the host for these gatherings. Increasingly in recent years, however, some people have used football Saturdays as simply an excuse to stage all-day drinking parties in the University’s parking lots, virtually oblivious to the games—and to the best interests of the great majority of our fans and guests.
We are aware that fans often come to games hoping to buy tickets but not finding them available. Fans without tickets should be aware that returned tickets may be available on game days at the Notre Dame Stadium ticket windows and, if that is not the case, fans without tickets can watch the games on television at a variety of locations on campus. Telecasts of the games are available free at the Joyce Center, LaFortune Student Center and the Morris Inn, and food and beverage concessions are available at most of these locations. We urge fans without tickets to take advantage of these opportunities to watch the games.
A college football game day is a family party in the very best sense of the term, and at Notre Dame the experience is further enhanced by our great tradition and spirit. Our aim in all our game day policies is to ensure that our fans and visitors have a thoroughly enjoyable experience, free from disorderly and abusive behavior and its consequences.
ALL Parking Lots Close 3 Hours After Game End
All parking lots, including the RV lots close 3 hours after the game ends. Vehicles parked in lots longer than three hours after the game may be towed at owner’s expense.
Parking is prohibited after 6 a.m. on Saturdays of home football games without special football parking pass in Lot C1, Gold Lot, B3 (Joyce Center Lots and Rec Sports Lots, Eck Tennis and athletic complex areas), all B1 lots (stadium, PAC and Hesburgh Center), E1 (Visitor Lot near Performing Arts Center on Notre Dame Avenue), Raclin-Carmichael Hall, B2 (Library Lot), Innovation Park Lot, Bookstore Lot, Library Circle, parking areas on Moose Krause Circle, A6 (along Dorr Rd. near former Campus Security Building), and west of the Hesburgh Center. Student vehicles may be moved on Fridays to D2 Middle and South Lots. Student parking is prohibited in B16. Faculty and Staff may move to the D6, B16 or B17 Lot as space permits. Vehicles left in the restricted lots/areas will be towed at owner’s expense beginning at 6 a.m. Regular faculty/staff and student parking assignments are not available on game day. Please follow directions of police. Access to central campus lots is restricted to a special pass during one-way traffic pattern.
Motorcycles, vehicles with trailers and large trucks are prohibited in all lots on game day.
Parking Lot Rules
The University is legally required to be concerned with monitoring safe and proper crowd management, not only in the stadium, but in the parking lots as well. We must, therefore, take this opportunity to restate our policies that are designed (1) to ensure the comfort and safety of all spectators and visitors, (2) to insist on moderation and (3) to eliminate any possibility of the abuse of the rights and privileges of others.
- Follow the directions of the parking attendants. Park in the next space beside the preceding car that arrived. Do not hold adjacent space for late arrivals.
- Use one space per car; use the aisles for tailgate parties, instead of using additional parking spaces.
- Tailgate parties are not permitted during the game.
- Kegs are not permitted in the parking lots.
- Abuse of the rights of others as a result of the use of intoxicating beverages will not be tolerated in the parking lot or on any university grounds.
- Large parties and the use of tents is not permitted on campus, including the parking lots.
- Uniformed security officers lot supervisors, as well as roving patrol cars will be on duty in the parking lots before, during and after the game. In case of an emergency, advise the uniformed officers or the lot attendant’s supervisors. They will summon aid immediately.
- Grilles using CHARCOAL are prohibited from use on university property. Numerous flyers and subsequent property damage have resulted from improper disposal of the charcoal. Grills using propane gas will be allowed. The maximum propane gas cylinder size allowed will be twenty (20) lbs.
- All vehicles must be removed from the parking lots within three hours of the conclusion of the game.
Special Reserved Parking Permit Information
All of us at Notre Dame hope you will enjoy the fun, excitement, color and spirit associated with a Fighting Irish home football game. It is a premier collegiate event and we want to continue to foster the great game day atmosphere for all who will be visiting our campus. In order to do so, however, we need your cooperation.
We ask the holders of special reserve parking permits note carefully the instructions on the reverse side of the tag. Please display the hang tag from your rearview mirror.
Traffic officers and parking attendants are instructed to honor this tag and expedite your approach to the lot assigned, provided you display it properly as noted above. Unexpected traffic obstructions, weather conditions or heavy traffic approximately 45 minutes prior to kickoff may force changes in traffic patterns and parking availability. Reserved parking spaces are not guaranteed after one hour prior to kick off. Please cooperate in such an eventuality.
The Traffic Safety Team
Officers from the Indiana State Police, St. Joseph County Police, St. Joseph County Police Reserves, South Bend Police Department and Notre Dame Security/Police provide traffic control on area roadways on home football weekends. Additional assistance is provided by area Traffic Enforcement Officers, Volunteer Emergency Services Team, St. Joseph County Traffic Control units, Police Explorer Scouts, and personnel from South Bend Traffic and Lighting, the St. Joseph County Highway Department and the Indiana Toll Road Company.
Important Information Regarding Post-Game Traffic Patterns
West pattern (all main streets west of Eddy)
Due to construction/road closures, Riverside is closed and will not be available for use. When traffic gets to Michigan St., drivers will have the option of only going north or south. Michigan St. (933) is one lane (both north and south bound) on the bridge over the river, just south of Northshore. Expect long delays for south bound traffic. When Angela gets backed up westbound, traffic will be diverted, south on Notre Dame to Howard, Howard to Eddy, South on Eddy.
East pattern (all main streets east of Eddy)
Joyce Drive will be open this year. Joyce Drive will come south to Angela, then east through South Bend Ave, continuing to Ironwood and Edison. At Ironwood/Edison drivers will have the option of going straight east or turning right. There will be no left turn at Ironwood.
Leahy Drive will come south to Angela, then east on Angela in the two west bound lanes (this will be one-way eastbound). Continue east to South Bend Ave, turn left and go northeast past Ironwood. At Ironwood/SR 23 drivers will have the option of going straight northeast or turning right (southbound). There will be no left turn at Ironwood.
As with last year, Twyckenham will go south on Twyckenham to Angela, then east on Angela in the two west bound lanes (this will be one-way eastbound). Continue east to South Bend Ave, turn left and go northeast past Ironwood. At Ironwood/SR 23 drivers will have the option of going straight northeast or turning right (southbound). There will be no left turn at Ironwood.