FOOTBALL PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION
Current Parking Situation
Parking around Commonwealth Stadium will be changing again this year, as it will for the next 3-5 years. Below is a map that indicates what the anticipated parking landscape will look like for the 2015 season. Spots in the Blue lot will continue to be heavily impacted, due to the construction of the new football practice facility being built adjacent to Nutter Field House. Also, as part of the federal government mandated road project that is re-routing Alumni Drive, and relocation of the RV lot, other areas will be decreased in space.
With all of this being said, we anticipate a loss of approximately 1600 parking spaces around the stadium. We will continue to keep you updated with any new developments that are associated with this. Please know that we are working on finding the best solution and always keep you in mind! Don’t hesitate to call our office (859-257-6300) if you have any questions.
How Do I Get A Parking Pass?
We are currently sold out of parking passes. With the loss of parking spots, it will be more difficult each year to obtain a pass. However, if you wish to get on the parking pass waiting list, you can contact our office via phone (859-257-6300) or e-mail (firstname.lastname@example.org). The parking pass waiting list is based off priority points.
What To Do If I Already Have A Parking Pass?
If you are currently a parking pass holder, you will be receiving a letter in the mail concerning your parking lot preferences. The letter will ask you to rank your parking lot preferences, so that we can try to assign you to your most preferred lot. This will be done based on how many vehicles each lot can hold. If the lot you desire the most is filled up, your second choice will be assigned to you. As with everything, parking will be assigned in priority order. The last day to notify us of your preferences is April 22nd, with June 15th as the target date for parking assignments to be completed.
**RESERVED PARKING **
The K Fund is excited to offer the opportunity to purchase a Reserved Parking Space adjacent to the stadium. The Reserved Parking area is designated as VIP in the new parking permit map. The reserved lot includes easy access, a guaranteed spot no matter what time of arrival and an opportunity to increase your K Fund priority ranking. For an annual $2,500 tax deductible gift you can purchase a Reserved Season Parking Permit in either the Red or Blue Lots. The $2,500 gift is above and beyond any current K Fund giving, and the cost of the permit is $320. If you are interested, or have any questions, please contact the K Fund at (859) 257-8018.
PARKING RULES & REGULATIONS
Lots are reserved up to one hour before kickoff. During the one-hour period to kickoff, lots will be filled according to availability. If your designated lot is full upon arrival, you will be directed to the next available lot.
Display your hangtag at ALL times.
Detach your parking ticket stub at the bottom of the hangtag and present to the parking attendants as you enter the lot. Everyone must present a ticket to enter.
Lots are reserved, spaces are not. One Pass, One Vehicle, One Space.
Spaces are available on a first-come, first-serve basis.
No open alcoholic containers are permitted at Commonwealth Stadium.
UK is not responsible for any lost or stolen items.
Any scalping above face value, duplication, or misuse of a permit may result in loss of parking privileges.
If you bring a trailer into one of the paved lots you must have a permit for the entire area you take up. For example, if you have an SUV with a trailer in the Blue Lot you must have 2 permits or you will not be admitted into the lot.
RVs, or any other vehicle larger than a standard size parking space, must have an RV pass to park in the RV Lot. RVs, or any other vehicle larger than a standard size parking space are not permitted to park in non-RV lots.
If you have a disabled permit, you must have proof on file with UK Athletics, a state issued disabled parking placard issued in your name.
COMMONWEALTH STADIUM RV LOT INFORMATION
Reserved RV Pass Holders
The location for the MRV lot for the 2015 season has not yet been determined. We will be contacting current RV pass holders when this information becomes available. Please call the K Fund Office at 859-257-6300 with any questions.
Non-Reserved RV Regulations
RV’s without permits may park in the non-reserved (limited availability) lot located on Virginia Avenue between South Limestone and Press Avenue. Virginia Ave. RV Lot is the primary Non-Reserved RV lot. Accommodates approximately 30 RV’s and is first-come-first-served. Lot opens at 6:00pm Friday evenings prior to game day. Please do not park in any University lots designated for RV’s until 6:00pm on Friday evening prior to game day. This lot is free of charge and there are no RV hookups for this lot, and there is a campus shuttle that picks up on Nicholasville Rd., in front of the Kentucky Clinic. Guests parking in the Virginia Ave. RV Lot may walk east on Virginia Ave. to access the UK Football Express – Campus Shuttle.
DISABLED PARKING PERMIT INFORMATION
Reserved Disabled Parking Permits
To purchase/renew a disabled parking pass for the Football Season one must provide a copy of your state issued disabled parking placard and/or copy of your registration receipt for disabled parking issued by your county clerk’s office or transportation cabinet. Reserved Disabled Parking Permits are limited, therefore, a wait list is utilized via the priority point system based on availability. To be placed on the wait list for Reserved Disabled Parking Permits please email KFund@uky.edu.
If you are a current permit holder and no longer require disabled parking for home football games, or do not have the proper documentation to provide, please notify the K Fund and we will assign parking to you in a non-disabled lot. Please contact the K Fund at (859) 257-6300 or email KFund@uky.edu if you have any questions or concerns.
Non-Reserved Disabled Parking
Non-reserved disabled lot is located at the corner of University Drive and Farm Road. Capacity for 120 vehicles ($30/vehicle), first-come-first-served until lot is full. Once the Non-Reserved Disabled lot is full, guests will be directed to park in parking structures 2 or 6. A shuttle is provided and begins two hours before kickoff. Pick up is located in the Non-Reserved Disabled lot with the drop off point at Gate 9. Return shuttles begin at the end of the 3rd quarter and continue until 30 minutes after the end of the game. A disabled guest golf cart shuttle is available from Gate 9 to any other gate outside of Commonwealth Stadium.
For Complete information on gameday parking, including parking options for those without season permits:
Please visit UK Football Gameday Central. UK Athletics Department offers first-come, first-serve single game parking, including non-reserved lots for RVs and those needing accessible parking. We encourage fans to take advantage of the free parking opportunities throughout the campus on football gamedays.
MEN’S BASKETBALL SEASON PARKING PERMIT
To be eligible for a Rupp Arena season parking pass, you must be at the All-American member level or above within the K Fund. Please refer to “Levels of Giving / Benefits” for more information regarding K Fund member levels.
For more information on men’s basketball gameday parking if you do not qualify for parking at the “All-American” K Fund level, please visit RuppArena.com.
Important Ticket Office Policies
Parking Permits are classified as a “ticket” and are part of the sporting event, therefore, parking permits are subject to UK Athletics Scalping Policy.