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70,000 Expected on Campus Sept. 20; Where to Park and How to Give Your Car a ‘Brake’

By: Kathleen Tuck   Published 10:54 am / September 18, 2012

Thursday, Sept. 20, will be a busy day at Boise State University. The university is expecting a total of 70,000+ people from Bronco Nation to be on campus. Boise State will host the following events:

  • Regular university classes
  • “Les Miserables” at the Morrison Center: 2 and 7:30 p.m. performances
  • Boise State Women’s Volleyball in Bronco Gym: 4 p.m.
  • Boise State Football vs. BYU at Bronco Stadium: 7 p.m.

Boise State has 7,700 parking spaces. Due to the large volume of people expected on campus, the university is asking students and fans to utilize alternative forms of transportation to access campus.

If you ride your bike to campus for the football or volleyball game, bring it to the bike corral, conveniently located off of the Greenbelt in the grassy area next to Christ Chapel by the Friendship Bridge. Park your bike and receive a ticket that will allow you to reclaim it after the game.

To learn more about Give Your Car a “Brake” Day, visit http://transportation.boisestate.edu/bodyinmotion.shtml.

Read on for information about where to park.

Street Restrictions — Grant and Euclid Closed

Grant Street and Euclid Avenue, between Belmont Street and University Drive, will be closed starting at 12:01 a.m. Thursday through the end of the game, for security. This will include the entire street and only residents will be allowed to enter to park. Streets will be restricted for all Boise State home games.  University Drive between Lincoln and Broadway avenues is open temporarily through Sept. 21.

General Permit Holders

Restricted Lots

Parking for General Permit holders will be available in the following parking lots until 1 p.m.: Stadium, Denver, Denver and Beacon, Manitou, Norco. Vehicles must exit the lot by 2 p.m or they will be cited and towed. No cross parking will be allowed due to the increased demand for parking.

Temporary General Parking Lots

General parking permits will be valid in the Health Science Riverside and Landscape Services lots at 1004 Royal Blvd., a temporary parking lot located on Royal Boulevard and Dale Street (400+ spaces), and at temporary dirt lots located on Oakland Avenue between Beacon Street and Belmont Street (1010 and 1105 Oakland Ave). Parking will be on a first-come, first-served basis. 

Reserved Permit Holders

TBA, ANH, SSC and Norco reserved permit holders will be required to exit their reserved parking lots by 2 p.m. or they will be cited and towed. Permits will be honored Sept. 20 only in the Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage. All other Boise State reserved permit holders are not required to relocate. 

Michigan and Belmont Streets

Portions of Michigan and Belmont streets will be available only to Boise State permit holders as these are privately owned streets. 

Boise State Accessible Permit Parking

Boise State accessible permit holders will be allowed to remain in marked accessible parking spaces and will not be required to leave any parking lot. A marked accessible parking space refers to spaces that have a sign and blue accessible pavement marking.

Restricted Parking Areas

Stadium Lots

West stadium, east stadium, Bronco Circle and Cesar Chavez Lane will be closed to all vehicles starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.  All vehicles must vacate the lot by 2 p.m on 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 is 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 Gym on Bronco Circle, as well as meters located in front of the Bronco Shop/Ticket Box office, but are only available one hour prior to the game with a stay limit of 15 minutes. Vehicles must display a loading zone permit that can be obtained from Transportation and Parking staff at the entry to the Stadium lots.

Lots South of University Drive

The Denver, Denver and Beacon, Norco and Manitou Lots are reserved for Bronco Athletic Association parking and game day management. These south lots will be closed to the public and all permit holders starting at 1 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 20.  All vehicles must vacate the lot by 2 p.m.  on game day or they will be cited and towed to the Lincoln Hall lot at the owner’s expense.

Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage

Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage permit holders are allowed to park in the upper levels of the garage based on availability. The bottom floor is reserved for accessible parking and pre-purchased BAA permit holders. The following permits are valid in the garage: Boise State LG, BAA Reserved Lincoln Garage, LG Football, and Boise State University Accessible Permit. A shuttle will be provided starting at 3 p.m. until 1 hour after the game.

Residential Parking

Parking is not allowed in the residential areas on campus without a valid permit. LGR permit holders are asked to move their vehicles from Tuesday, Sept. 18, after 3 p.m. to temporary parking lots between Oakland Avenue and Belmont Street. LGR permit holders will be emailed parking options and details. The LTR parking area is now open and permit holders are required to begin parking exclusively in their assigned lot on Sept. 18.

Hourly Parking

  • Brady Street Parking Garage: Hourly paid parking will NOT available in the Brady Street Parking Garage.
  • Lincoln Garage: Hourly paid parking will be available until 1 p.m.
  • Administration Visitors Lot: Hourly paid parking will be available until 4 p.m.
  • Public Affairs & Arts West: Hourly meter parking

Non-Main Campus Parking Lots: Dona Larsen Park, 150 S. Broadway Ave. and Yanke Family Research Park, 220 E. Parkcenter Blvd.

All Boise State parking permits will be honored in the Dona Larson Parking area and the Yanke Family Research Park lot. A shuttle will be provide from 7 a.m.-6 p.m. every 20 minutes and will drop off in front of the Special Events Center on University Drive nearest the Liberal Arts lot.

Bicycle Parking, donations appreciated

Secure, valet bicycle parking is provided from 8 a.m. until one hour after the game, near Christ Chapel on Cesar Chavez Lane. Retain your parking ticket to retrieve your bike.

GENERAL PUBLIC PARKING

ACCESSIBLE PARKING – Lots Open to the Public at 3 p.m.

Restrictions

Accessible parking spaces are $10 each or free with a Boise State accessible permit. The vehicle must display an ADA license plate or placard, and the person assigned the registered placard/license plate must be in the vehicle to purchase accessible parking. There are no in-and-out privileges; vacated spaces will be resold.

Stadium Lots: $10

Accessible parking stalls in the Stadium lots are available on a first-come, first-served basis for $10 or are free to Boise State accessible permit holders. No in-and-out privileges. Accessible spaces are designated by space number. Vehicles must park in the correct numbered accessible space as designated on the permit.

ET Reserved Lot at Euclid Avenue and University Drive: $10

Accessible parking is $10, or free with a valid Boise State accessible permit. A Boise State shuttle will provide transportation to and from the game from 5 p.m. until one hour after the game. Requires accessible plate or placard.

Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage: $10

Accessible parking is $10, or free with a valid Boise State accessible parking permit. The bottom floor has been reserved for accessible parking. A Boise State shuttle will provide transportation to and from the game from 3 p.m. until one hour after the game.

ON-CAMPUS PUBLIC PARKING — Lots Open at 3 p.m.

Administration Visitor Lot: $10

Spaces are $10 per vehicle. Accessible Boise State shuttle service provided to and from the game from 5 p.m. until one hour after the game. Access for fan football parking will be allowed starting at 5 p.m. Those with season Administration Visitor lot parking passes will be allowed to enter at 3 p.m.

Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage: $10

Spaces are $10 per vehicle. Accessible Boise State shuttle service provided to and from the game from 5 p.m. until one hour after the game. Entrance is located on Belmont Street between Lincoln Avenue and Michigan Street. Football game day parking will be sold starting at 3 p.m. based on availability.

Brady Street Parking Garage: Permit Only

The Brady Street Parking Garage will be restricted to the following Boise State permit holders: BG, BGR, T Reserved and Broadway in Boise. No hourly parking will be available. The Brady Street Parking Garage and the T reserved lots will be used solely for student, staff and faculty parking and for the Morrison Center showing of “Les Miserables.”

Yanke Family Research Park Lot, 220 E. Parkcenter: $6 (RV Parking)

Spaces are $6. This location is the only RV parking available on campus for non-Bronco Athletic Association Members. No shuttle service will be provided to and from this lot; those parking in this lot are encouraged to walk to the game on the Greenbelt.

Bicycle Parking

Secure, valet bicycle parking is provided from 10 a.m. until one hour after the game near Christ Chapel on Cesar Chavez Lane. Retain your parking ticket to retrieve your bike.

Bronco Athletic Association Reserved Parking — Early arrivals will be turned away. Lots will open promptly at 3 p.m.

Those with pre-purchased parking permits through the Bronco Athletic Association will be allowed to enter their designated parking lots starting at 3 p.m. and are required to exit one hour after the game. BAA lots include Stadium, Manitou, Denver, Denver and Beacon and Norco Lots and the Lincoln Avenue Parking Garage. 

Relocated Vehicles on Campus

Vehicles that have been relocated for any reason can be found at the Lincoln Hall dirt lot, located off of Lincoln Avenue between University Drive and Belmont Street at 1015 S. Lincoln Avenue.

OFF-CAMPUS PUBLIC PARKING

Downtown Public Parking Garages: $5

Attendees are encourages to park in downtown public parking garages and ride the Boise Shuttle to the game. The cost is $5. For more information, call Downtown Boise Association at 472-5251 or visit http://www.downtownboise.org/index.cfm/getting_around/bronco_shuttle.

URS Parking Garage, 720 Park Blvd.: $5

The URS Parking Garage opens at 5 p.m. Free shuttle service provided to and from the game from 5 p.m. 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, remember that vehicles are not allowed to be parked along portions of University Drive from 2-5 a.m. Vehicles cannot be parked longer than 24 hours, no parking is allowed 30 feet from stop signs or 20 feet from an intersection, no parking is allowed in alleyways, driveways or vacant yards, and all vehicles must be within 18 inches of the curb. A portion of Grant Street by the Alumni Center will be closed from 5 a.m.-2 p.m. See www.cityofboise.org/Departments/City_Clerk/CityCode/ for city parking rules.