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Football, Basketball Games Affect Parking at Boise State Dec. 3

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 11:49 am / December 1, 2011

Major events on campus this weekend may pose a parking challenge for students, staff and visitors. Following is an update on temporary parking restrictions for Saturday, Dec. 3.

Bronco Football v. New Mexico, Men’s Basketball v. Indiana State

Boise State’s football team will face New Mexico at 4 p.m. at Bronco Stadium, severely limiting parking for those planning to attend the men’s basketball game v. Indiana State at 8 p.m. at Taco Bell Arena. All patrons are highly encouraged to carpool, use alternative transportation or arrive early to park on campus.

Parking in the Stadium lots will be reserved through 8:30 p.m. for Bronco Athletic Association football and basketball permit holders only. Boise State permits holders will not be allowed to enter to park and $5 public parking will not be available in the Stadium lots or the lots south of University Drive for the basketball game.

All patrons attending the Boise State basketball game should expect traffic flow restrictions near campus after the football game in an effort to ensure the safety of those leaving the game and those arriving to campus.

In an effort to limit additional traffic, fans attending both the football and basketball games are encouraged to not attempt to relocate their vehicles between games. Those who purchase football parking will be allowed to remain in the same location and use their permits for the basketball game, as well; however, no re-entry will be allowed for any reason after the end of the second quarter of the football game.

Traffic Advisories and Street Closures

Grant Street Closure

Grant Street will be closed between Belmont Street and University Drive beginning at 12:01 a.m. through the end of the football game. The closure will include the entire block and only residents will be allowed to enter to park.

Geothermal Project

A section of the Greenbelt beneath the Capitol Boulevard bridge will be closed through mid-December due to the Boise geothermal construction project. The pedestrian tunnel on the south side of the Boise River will be closed for installation of steel beams for the project. Signs will mark detours to the 9th Street pedestrian bridge and the Bob Gibb Friendship Bridge linking Julia Davis Park and the Boise State campus. The project also will continue to restrict Capitol Boulevard northbound traffic to two lanes between University Drive and River Street.

FOOTBALL

Accessible Parking: Lots will open to the public at 8 a.m.

New restrictions

BAA cards/passes will not be accepted as a form of payment for game day parking. There will be a $10 fee charged per space for all game day accessible parking. Boise State accessible permit holders will be able to utilize available game day accessible parking spaces at no charge. Please have your valid Boise State accessible permit properly displayed. The vehicle must display an ADA license plate or placard and the placard/license plate registrant must be in the vehicle in order to purchase accessible parking. There are no in-and-out privileges; vacated spaces will be resold.

Stadium Lots: $10

Accessible spaces in the Stadium lots are available on a first come basis, at a game day rate of $10 or at no charge to Boise State accessible permit holders displaying their decal. No in-and-out privileges; vacated spaces will be resold. Accessible spaces in the Stadium lots are designated by numbers; vehicles must park in the correct numbered accessible space as designated on the permit issued by event staff at the entrance to the lot.

ET Reserved Lot: $10, at the corner of Euclid Avenue and University Drive

Available on a first come basis at a game day rate of $10, or at no charge to Boise State accessible permit holders displaying their decal. Accessible plates or placards are required in order to purchase game day accessible parking. No in-and-out privileges; vacated spaces will be resold. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle will provide transportation to and from the game beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game.

Lincoln Avenue Garage: $10

Accessible parking is available for $10 or at no charge with a valid Boise State accessible permit. The ground floor will be reserved for accessible parking patrons. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle will provide transportation to and from the game beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game.

On Campus Parking: Lots will open to the public at 8 a.m.

Administration Visitors Lot: $10

Game day rate is $10 per space, per vehicle. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle service will be provided beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game.

Lincoln Avenue Garage: $10

Game day rate is $10 per space, per vehicle. The entrance to the garage is located off Belmont Street, between Lincoln Avenue and Michigan Avenue. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle service will be provided beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game.

Brady Street Garage: $10

Game day rate is $10 per space, per vehicle. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle service will be provided beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game. Those looking for hourly parking will be directed to the meters in the Public Affairs and Arts West Lot.

Liberal Arts and Library Lots

Access to these lots is restricted due to other scheduled events on campus. Limited parking availability for valid Boise State permit holders only.

Yanke Research Lot, 220 E Parkcenter Blvd.: $6 per space/$12 for RVs

This location is the only RV parking available on campus for non-Bronco Athletic Association members. Restrooms will be available onsite and security will be present. No shuttle service will be provided to and from this lot; those parking in this lot are encouraged to walk to the game along the Greenbelt.

Bicycle Parking

The Bike Corral will not be available for this game due to expected colder weather conditions.  Those biking to and from the game are encouraged to use the permanent bike racks located near the Student Recreation Center and the Student Union Building.

Relocated Vehicles on Campus

Vehicles relocated for any reason, such as not displaying the proper permit, parking in an incorrect location or vehicles that have been abandoned, will be towed to the Lincoln Hall lot. This is the dirt lot on the west side of Lincoln Avenue between University Drive and Belmont Street.

Off-Campus Parking

Downtown Public Garages: $5

Park downtown and arrive at the game hassle-free. Boise State Transportation & Parking Services encourages the public to park in downtown parking structures and ride the Boise State Bronco shuttle to the game. The cost is $5 per vehicle. More information is available at http://downtownboise.org/m_events/bronco_shuttle.cfm.

URS Parking Garage, 720 Park Blvd.: $5

The URS Parking Garage opens to game day parking patrons at 8 a.m. Free shuttle service to and from the game begins at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game.

Residential Street Parking

Boise State discourages parking on residential side streets. For those who choose to park on the city streets, please remember that vehicles are not allowed to park along portions of University Drive from 2-5 a.m.; vehicles may not park for longer than 24 hours; vehicles are prohibited from parking within 30 feet or less of stop signs or within 20 feet or less of an intersection; vehicles may not park in alleyways, driveways or vacant yards; and all vehicles must park within 18 inches of the curb. Grant Street, between Belmont Street and University Drive (near the Alumni Center), will be closed on Saturday, Dec. 3, beginning at noon and through the end of the game. Visit www.cityofboise.org/Departments/City_Clerk/CityCode/ for a full list of city parking rules and regulations

Julia Davis Park, 700 S. Capitol Blvd.

Boise Parks & Recreation would like to remind Boise State football fans that overnight parking is prohibited and illegally parked vehicles in Julia Davis Park may be towed. On game days, additional signage will be posted prominently in the park to remind fans about parking regulations. Although the park closes at midnight, towing enforcement won’t begin until 1 a.m. on game days. For a park map and guidelines, visit www.cityofboise.org/parks and click on “Parks & Facilities.” You also may call 608-7600 for additional information.

BASKETBALL

Bronco Athletic Association Basketball Permit Holders

Coaches Club

Coaches Club permit holders will be allowed to enter the West Stadium lot starting at half time of the Boise State vs. New Mexico football game. Spaces in the West Stadium lot that remain unused during the football game will be allocated to BAA Coaches Club permit holders. Event parking personnel will be on hand to assist in directing those with a Coaches Club permit to the nearest available space.

BAA Reserved

BAA reserved basketball permit holders will be directed to park in any open spaces in the East Stadium lot starting at half time of the football game through 8 p.m. Space will be extremely limited. All south lots with open parking spaces — including the Norco, Landscape Services and Lincoln Hall lots — will be made available to BAA reserved basketball permit holders only. For a map of these parking locations, visit http://transportation.boisestate.edu/. West Stadium and Bronco Circle will be restricted to Coaches Club permit holders and patrons possessing accessible plates or placards.

Public Parking

Pending availability, public parking will only be offered in the Lincoln Avenue Garage at a rate of $5 per space. Exact change or credit card payment may be made at the kiosks located on each level in the northwest and central north stairwells of the garage, starting at 6 p.m. Those parking prior to 6 p.m. will be charged $10 per space, the football parking rate. Overflow public parking will be directed to the Brady Street Garage, pending availability as there is a Morrison Center event scheduled as well. The same public parking rates will apply at the Brady Street Garage. Shuttles will be provided from the garages to the West Stadium lot, pending traffic, starting at 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m., and then again for one hour after the basketball game.

Accessible Parking

Basketball accessible parking will be limited based on availability in the West Stadium. Those attending the game and needing assistance are encouraged to park in either the Lincoln Avenue Garage or Brady Street Garage. Accessible-equipped shuttles will be provided from the garages to the West Stadium lot, pending traffic, starting at 6 p.m. through 8:30 p.m. and then again for one hour after the game. If you are in need of assistance, please speak with an event parking staff member stationed at the entrances to the lots.

*Please note: due to egress from the football game, shuttle pickups and drop-offs will be delayed.

Lincoln Avenue Garage Permits

Lincoln Avenue Garage basketball season parking permits will be honored in the Lincoln Avenue Garage. Shuttles will be provided from the garages to the West Stadium lot, pending traffic, starting at 6 p.m. and until 8:30 p.m. and again for one hour after the game.

* Please note: due to egress from the football game, shuttle pickups and drop-offs will be delayed.

BOISE STATE PERMIT HOLDERS

Brady Street Garage/T-Reserve Lot

All valid Boise State parking permit holders will be able to park in the Brady Street Garage, pending availability. An accessible-equipped Boise State shuttle will provide transportation to and from the game beginning at 2 p.m. until kickoff and again until one hour after the game. The T reserved lot will be reserved for Morrison Center events only. All Boise State permit holders will be directed to park in the Brady Street Garage and will be restricted from parking in the T lot.

T-Reserve Surface Lot

The T reserved lot (formerly Towers reserved) will be reserved for patrons attending the Brian Regan performance at the Morrison Center.

Landscape Services

Parking will be available at no charge to valid Boise State parking permit holders, pending availability.

Michigan Avenue/Belmont Street

Portions of parallel parking along Michigan Avenue and Belmont Street, with signage in place indicating a Boise State general permit is required, will be available at no charge to valid Boise State permit holders only.

Liberal Arts and Library Lots

There will be limited availability in the Liberal Arts and Library lots for permit holders as other events have reserved these lots for patron parking.

Hourly Parking

Hourly paid parking will be available in the Brady Street Garage and the Administration Visitors lot until noon. The Public Affairs and Arts West lot will have hourly metered parking throughout the day, pending availability.

Restricted Parking Areas

Stadium Lots

West Stadium/East Stadium/Bronco Circle/Cesar Chavez/North Grass Field will be restricted to game day BAA reserved permit holders only. Lots will not open to game day BAA permit holders prior to 8 a.m. for any reason. All vehicles must vacate the Stadium lots before 12:01 a.m. game day or they will be cited and towed to the Lincoln Hall Lot at the owner’s expense.

Stadium Lots/ Loading Zones

A drop-off area for patrons and equipment will be provided on the north side of University Drive, near the intersection of Grant Street and University Drive. Additional drop-off areas are located by Bronco Gymnasium on Bronco Circle, as well as at meters located in front of the Bronco Shop/Ticket Box Office. Vehicles must display a Loading Zone permit, available at the entry to the Stadium lots through event parking personnel and valid for a maximum of 15 minutes.

Lots South of University Drive

The Denver, Denver and Beacon, Norco and Manitou South lots will be closed to the public and to all Boise State parking permit holders starting at 12:01 a.m. on Saturday. All vehicles must vacate the above-listed lots prior to 12:01 a.m. game day or they will be cited and towed to the Lincoln Hall lot at the owner’s expense.

Lincoln Avenue Garage

Lincoln Avenue Garage permit holders will be allowed to park in the garage on the upper floors, pending availability, on game day. The bottom floor is reserved for accessible parking only. The following permits are valid in the garage on game day: Boise State Lincoln Avenue Garage (LG), Boise State emeritus (EM), Boise State accessible (HC), BAA reserved Lincoln Garage, and LG football season pass.

Boise State Residential Permit Parking Areas

Parking is not allowed in Boise State residential permit areas on campus at any time without the proper residential permit.