University of North Carolina Department of Public Safety Parking and Transit Information

Carolina Football

Effective August, 2014

 

This site contains information regarding Transportation and Parking for UNC Home Football Games. Information will be updated throughout the season to reflect changes in operations due to construction or other campus developments.

 

 

 

 

$5 Public Parking at Cameron-Graham Parking Lot

 

$10 Public Parking at 700 Hibbard

 

Additional Spaces Released to Public In Manning Lot

 

Additional Park & Ride Open on MLK Boulevard

(Historic Airport Road)

U-Mall Park & Ride Spaces Limited Due to Construction; Lot Closing 1 Hour Prior to Kick-off or When Allotted Spaces Fill, Whichever Comes First

 

For Football Schedules and other Football news, visit www.goheels.com, the official web site of UNC Athletics.

 


†† Table of Contents 

 

Answers to Frequently Asked Question

 

Traffic Information (Restrictions & Suggestions)

 

Park and Ride Shuttle Options (Tar Heel Express)

 

General Public Game Day Parking (Including RV and Bus Parking)

 Cameron-Graham- $5

Cardinal Deck- $10

700 Hibbard- $10

Jackson Deck- $10

Manning Lot- $10

South Chiller Lots- $10

 

Disability Parking and Shuttles

 

Employee Parking

 

Student Parking

 

Reserved Event Permit Parking

 

Driving Directions

 General Public Parking

 Rams Club Reserved Parking

 

Town Chapel Hill Parking Information

 Town of Chapel Hill ††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††††

 Chapel Hill / Orange County Visitors Bureau

Parking and Transportation Facts at a Glimpse

 


 *   Frequently Asked Questions

 

Question

Answer

 

RV Parking:

 

Where do I park an RV and how much does it cost?

 

How early can I arrive?

 

Are there RV hook-ups?

 

How do I get to the game from the RV parking?

 

RV parking is free at the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot off of NC Highway 54.  There is no public RV parking on campus.  Parking in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot is available to RVís beginning 5 p.m. on the Friday evening preceding football Saturdays until ††††††5 p.m. the Sunday following home football game Saturdays. 

However, fans should note that while RV parking is allowed in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot, there are no hook-ups and no public restrooms in the lot.  The closest RV parking areas with hook-ups are located at Jordan Lake and the Eno River State Park.  The following is a link to our RV page listing the local RV Parking Locations: http://www.dps.unc.edu/SpecEvent/campusaccess/rvparking/rvparking.cfm

Fans parking at the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot can get to the game by riding the Chapel Hill Transit buses, beginning 3 hours prior to game time.  The cost is $5 per person roundtrip.

Reservations are not required for individual RVís.  However, groups are encouraged to notify the Department of Public Safety at least 72-hours in advance via phone (919.962.3951) or via our website at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm

All RVís are asked to limit the number of parking spaces used in order to maximize available space.Less than 7 spaces per RV is a good guideline. RV patrons are also asked to pick-up their trash before leaving the parking area, so we may continue to offer the lot as an alternative parking location for RVís.

 

Disability Parking

Where do fans with disabilities park and how do they get to the stadium?

 

Disability parking is reserved in the Ambulatory Care Lot off Mason Farm Road (near Columbia Street).  Wheelchair accessible vans and buses service our fans with disabilities and take them and their caretaker (if this applies) to the main north and south side gates. 

 

Shuttles are designated for each side of the stadium (north and south), so fans need to make sure they ride the correct shuttle to get to their destination.  Stadium seating information is printed on the game tickets. 

 

Question

Answer

 

Disability Parking

 

What is required for access to disability parking and shuttles?

 

 

Any vehicle displaying a disability plate, permit or placard will be given access to the reserved disability parking, if the driver also pays the $10.00 parking fee.

 

Disability Parking

 

Is it possible to arrange one-game disability parking for someone that has a temporary disability such as a broken leg, but no disability permit?

 

 

Yes, as long as the request is made at least 72-hours in advance.  DPS cannot guarantee a parking permit for requests less than 72-hours in advance.  Contact the Department of Public Safety at 962-3951 or http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm

for special one-game parking permits for access to the disability parking lot. 

 

There will be a $10.00 parking fee upon entry to the disability parking lot, but the permit from Public Safety will allow access to the lot with the $10.00 entry payment.

 

Bus Parking

 Where do Charter buses park? How do I make arrangements and how much does it cost?

 

Charter buses park on Bowles Drive near the Dean E. Smith Center unless there is an event at the Smith Center that precludes that from happening.  Parking on Bowles Drive is $40 per bus.  Arrangements can be made through the Department of Public Safety in advance or buses can take their chances and drive to Bowles Drive on game day.  All non-reserved spaces are available on a first-come-first-serve basis.

 

To make a reservation, complete the website request form at least 72 hours in advance of game day.  DPS cannot guarantee a parking permit for requests less than 72-hours in advance and it is recommended that requests are made at least one-week in advance. The web request address is:   http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm

 

Bus Parking

Bowles Drive is too far from the stadium for some of the fans on the buses to walk.  Is there a place the bus can drop-off before parking on Bowles Drive and then pick-up after the game?

Special arrangements need to be made for drop-off, if it is needed for some location other than Bowles Drive.  Drop-off in other locations is discouraged, because doing so holds up traffic and causes traffic flow problems.  In certain cases, arrangements can be made through the Department of Public Safety via the website at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm

DPS cannot guarantee arrangements can be made for requests less than 72-hours in advance.

Question

Answer

 

Employee Parking

 

Iím an employee and I plan on working on game day.  Where do I park?

 

UNC and UNC Hospitals employees working on game day can park in a variety of locations including the Dogwood Deck on south campus and the Swain Lot on north campus.  At the Dogwood Deck, show your employee ID upon exit and you will be allowed to exit for free until 9:30 a.m. Monday.  At the Swain Lot, a UNC One Card or regular employee permit will gain you access to the lot.

 

Picnicking / Tailgating On Campus

 

Can I tailgate in the campus parking lots prior to game time?

 

 

Tailgating is allowed, but open flames and alcohol are prohibited. 

 

Use of more than one parking space per vehicle is also prohibited.Limiting the number of spaces used per vehicle allows more fans to park on campus and experience the game day atmosphere.

 

Fans are expected to clean-up their trash and act respectably, so tailgating can remain a game day tradition.

 

An alternative to traditional tailgating is TAR HEEL TOWN.  Tar Heel Town starts 2.5 hours prior to game time and includes:  (1) The Old Well Walk with the Team, (2) The Kick-off Show Live from Tar Heel Town, (3) Activities such as face painting, rock climbing and inflatables, (4) Visits by the Tar Heel Mascot, (5) Give-aways such as posters, trading cards, etc. (5) Parkerís Barbecue and other food.  For more information link to the Tar Heel website at http://www.tarheeltown.com/

 

 

Drop-offs & / Pick-ups

 

Why is there no designated area for dropping off and picking up next to the Stadium?

 

 

While there are many positive reasons to allow drop-offs and pick-ups near the stadium, there are also a variety of negatives as well.Two of the biggest negatives are:(1) security / safety concerns posed by unknown or non-credentialed vehicles and (2) traffic congestion.

 

 

 

 


    Traffic Information

Due to the volume of vehicles in and around campus on home football game days, it is best to plan on arriving to campus early and best to follow suggested directions of travel.

 

Football patrons without football parking permits for campus are encouraged to carpool or use the Chapel Hill Transit Tar Heel Express Park and Ride Shuttles.

The volume of traffic on campus on game days and the various parking needs require that parking lots and streets are restricted and/or screened.As part of the game day parking and transportation operation, vehicles may be asked to travel in a direction other than the one most preferred.  Patrons, students and/or employees may be restricted from entering certain lots or streets.Traffic control studies have been conducted and traffic patterns are set to best benefit the overall operational needs.

Please heed the signs and requests of the parking monitors and traffic control personnel, as they are here to make the operation run as smoothly as possible during a very busy and difficult event.

Traffic is typically heaviest 1.5 hours prior to game time.Please plan accordingly.A little patience and extra planning will make each personís event experience more pleasant.

The following roads are always restricted to special permits prior to games.Vehicles without the proper UNC Season Football Parking Permit are not allowed access (official emergency vehicles are an exception):

 

The following roads are restricted pre and post game:

  • Ridge Road is restricted at Manning Drive and only Valid Permits for the Ridge Road Area will be admitted

  • Stadium Drive is one-way from South Road to Ridge Road

  • South Road is restricted at Columbia Street and Country Club Road, except for buses and specific game permits such as "ST-Stadium Drive" Permits, or "Tar Heel Town Undergrad/Wilson" Permits or "BT-Bell Tower" Permits.

  • Raleigh Street is restricted at Cameron Avenue and only Valid Permits for the lots between Raleigh Street and South Road or along South Road will be admitted.

 

The following roads are restricted post game:

  • South Road is one-way east-bound from Columbia Street to Country Club beginning the 3rd quarter

  • Stadium Drive is restricted to exiting traffic and special buses

  • Ridge Road

  • West Drive from Manning Drive to Mason Farm Road

For up-to-date campus parking event information, call the event hotline at 919-962-3951 or listen to 1610 AM on your radio as you get close to campus or check the Public Safety Breaking News Bulletin on the main web page at www.dps.unc.edu

Helpful Hint:  Public Parking is best accessed via US 15/501 to Columbia Street and Manning Drive .  Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Columbia Street exit to Manning Drive , rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Manning Drive at US 15/501.  Most of the public parking is positioned along the Columbia Street end of Manning Drive .

 

Patrons without parking permits and arriving via Highway 54 from the Graham / Burlington direction, may want to try the new game day public parking lot on the corner of Cameron Avenue and Merritt Mill Road.The lot can be accessed by driving thru Carrboro to West Franklin Street and turning right onto Merritt Mill Road and then left into the lot just prior to the stoplight of Cameron Avenue or by exiting Highway 54 in Carrboro/Chapel Hill onto Smith Level Road and turning right onto Merritt Mill Road.Although the lot is about 10-15 minutes walking time from the stadium, it is expected to empty quickly post game and is also positioned close to Crooks Corner and several other restaurants near downtown Chapel Hill and the border of Carrboro.

 


   Tar Heel Express Shuttles

Get to Kenan Stadium the Easy Way:Ride the Tar Heel Express

On home football days, Chapel Hill Transit operates special shuttles from park and ride lots located throughout Chapel Hill and Carrboro.All Game Day "Tar Heel Express" buses drop-off and pick-up on campus along South Road in front of Carmichael Auditorium and Woolen Gym.  

This is a recommended and viable option to driving to campus in the traffic and looking for a legitimate public parking space.  Public Parking on campus is limited!

Park and Ride Locations Include:

 

  • Jones Ferry Road near University Lake

  • Friday Center Park and Ride off NC 54

  • Martin Luther King, Jr. Boulevard (Historic Airport Road) (New for 2014)

  • Southern Village off US 15 and US 501

  • University Mall next to Dillardís (Limited Parking for 2014 Due to Construction)

Service from the NC Highway 54 Friday Center Park & Ride Lot next to the Friday Center, and from the parking lot next to Wells Fargo at University Mall, begins 3 hours prior to game time so that fans may enjoy the festivities at Tar Heel Town, which typically is open to the public beginning 2.5 hours prior to game time until 1 hour prior to game time.  The Friday Center and Dillard's Lot Tar Heel Express buses drop-off and pick-up on campus along South Road in front of Woolen Gym (near the stadium).  NOTE:SPACES AT THE U-MALL ARE LIMITED DUE TO CONSTRUCTION OF A NEW THEATRE AND THEREFORE WILL CLOSE AT LEAST 1 HOUR PRIOR TO KICK-OFF OR WHEN THE ALLOTED SPACES FILL, WHICHEVER COMES FIRST.

Service begins 1.5 hours before game time from Jones Ferry Road off NC 54 West in Carrboro and the Southern Village Park & Ride lot located on 15-501 south of town AND THE NEW Airport Drive Shuttle next to Facilities Services off Estes Drive and MLK Boulevard from the north.  Tar Heel Express buses from these locations will drop-off and pick-up at South Road on the UNC campus.     

One-way fare for Tar Heel Express service is $3.00; Round-trip service is $5.00.  Return trips from South Road begin immediately after each event and continue for approximately 45 minutes (more or less depending on the crowd at the shuttle stop).

  To view a map of Tar Heel Express Shuttle Service Locations or for more Tar Heel Express Shuttle Information, Contact Chapel Hill Transit at 919.969.4900 or visit:http://www.townofchapelhill.org/index.aspx?page=1282

 

 


   General Public Parking

Certain lots are reserved for general public parking.  The fee for regular public parking is $10.00 this season.  Exact change is appreciated because it decreases traffic congestion by allowing quicker handling of the change and thus quicker parking.  The general public is encouraged to park standard sized vehicles (not buses and RV's) in the following lots.No more than one space per vehicle is allowed:   

The reserved public parking locations for the football season are:

  • Cameron-Graham Lot has approximately 100 spaces (across from UNCís Cogeneration Plant and 1 block from Crooks Corner and 2 blocks from the Carolina Inn).

  • South Chiller Lot has approximately 35-40 spaces (across from the Dogwood Deck off Mason Farm Road and Columbia Street)

  • PD- Cardinal Deck (approximately 1,400 spaces)

  • Manning Lot (approximately 300 spaces Ė 200 Reserved for Rams Club this season)

  • Jackson Deck next to Dogwood Deck (500 spaces)

 

THE GENERAL ADMINISTRATION LOT WILL NOT BE AVAILABLE FOR PUBLIC PAKRING THIS SEASON

RV parking will be available at the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot off of NC Highway 54 Lot.  Travel to campus is available via the Tar Heel Express, which services this lot.  There is NO PUBLIC RV PARKING on campus this season.  Reservations are encouraged for all games so enough space can be reserved to accommodate these special oversized vehicles.  RV parking is free in the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot, but RV patrons using this lot are expected to keep the number of spaces occupied to a minimal (no more than 7) and  to clean-up any trash generated prior to departure.  To make a reservation, contact DPS at least 72-hours in advance by using the website at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm.   DPS cannot guarantee a parking permit for requests made less than 72-hours in advance.  DPS recommends making requests at least one-week in advance.

Public bus parking is designated on Bowles Drive near the Dean E. Smith Center as space allows (and as long as there are no conflicting events scheduled for the Dean E. Smith Center).  Should overcrowding occur or the space become necessary for a Dean E. Smith Center event, buses will be re-routed to the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot off of NC Highway 54.  Bus parking will be $40 this season, unless buses are sent to the Friday Center Park and Ride (no charge at the Friday Center). 

Directions to the Parking Lots are located under the Directions section of this Web Page:  We highly recommend following the directions provided.

 

      Click here, to view a map of football event parking

 


   Disability Parking & Shuttles

Parking

Specific parking spaces are set aside for game day/night disability parking.Patrons with state (any state) disability permits or plates may park in these spaces at the general public parking fee, which is $10.00 for this football season.Patrons without a state issued disability permit or plate may arrange for a special event disability-parking permit by contacting the UNC Department of Public Safety at least 72 hours in advance at (919) 962-3951 or via our website using the request form at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm.

Disability parking spaces for the Football Season have been set aside in the Ambulatory Care Lot off Mason Farm Road and Columbia Street.Back by popular demand, shuttle buses and vans chartered by the Department of Public Safety via an agreement with Carolina Livery will provide shuttle service to and from the stadium and South Road for Tar Heel Town again this year.†† Because there will be only one vendor (Carolina Livery) providing disability shuttles this season, patrons are encouraged to check the shuttle labels before boarding to ensure they are boarding the desired "north side" or "south side" shuttle.

Shuttles

Shuttle Service (vans and mini-buses) to and from the stadium begin 3 hours prior to the game and operate until 10 minutes after kick-off.  They resume service post game as the crowd and traffic allows.Response time post game will vary depending on construction traffic patterns and game traffic.

The pay parking fee covers some of the expense for these shuttles, but other revenue generated by the Department of Public Safety is used to pay for the remainder of the shuttle expenses.The shuttles are not sponsored by any state or federal money. Shuttle drivers are not allowed to accept gratuities as they are paid to operate the shuttles and provide professional service to our valued event patrons with disabilities.

Due to the limited resources and the desire to provide the most efficient service possible to our patrons with disabilities, the shuttles may be restricted to our patrons with disabilities and 1 ďcaretakerĒ in the cases where patrons need additional assistance.  If the shuttles are abused by non-disabled patrons and this adversely affects the service to our patrons with disabilities and their caretakers, a ticket collection process will be put into effect whereby disabled patrons and their "1 caretaker" are given tickets to ride the shuttles and only shuttle ticket holders will be provided transportation.  

Click here, to view a map of football event parking

 


   Employee Parking

Approximately 1,200 employee parking spaces are reserved for working employees with valid parking permits, UNC Hospitals credentials or UNC 2011 Special Event Employee parking permits.Departments with temporary or permanent employees without weekday employee permits, but who will be reporting to work on game days, may contact the UNC Department of Public Safety via our website request from at http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm for special event parking permits that will be honored in game day employee lots.  However, valid PID numbers may be required prior to issuance of employee game day work permits.

The following lots are reserved specifically for employees reporting directly to work and not attending the football game:

  • Swain Lot

  • Peabody Lot

  • Old East Lot

  • Emerson Drive

  • Davis Drive

  • Caldwell and Steele (NG3 Permit Holders Only)

  • Beard Lot (May be reserved for other special events coinciding with football)

  • Dogwood Deck

  • Craige Deck (Employee CD permit holders already parked on game day)

  • CG Helipad Lot (CG permit holders only)

  • Cardinal Deck (PD permit holders already parked on game day)

  • Cobb Deck (ND permit holders only)

 

 


   Student Parking

Due to an agreement between the UNC Student Body Leadership and UNC Athletics, several resident student lots will be used for GAME DAY PARKING this year.Only valid game day permits will be allowed in these lots beginning 8 a.m. on football Saturdayís until 1 hour after the end of the game.

The new football game day permit areas include:

        K- Ehringhaus Lot (upper and lower lots)

        L- Morrison Circle

        L- Craige Surface Lot

        M- Hinton James Lot

Permit holders who normally park in these lots will need to relocate by 8 a.m. on home football game days.To accommodate the K, L, and M permit holders who normally park in these lots, K, L and M permits will be honored in the Craige Parking Deck beginning 5 p.m. on football Fridays and throughout the day on football Saturdays.K, L and M permit holders may gain access to the deck by using their UNC One Card and swiping their card in the 3rd level gate reader next to Craige North.Alternatively, K, L. and M permits will also be honored in the Manning S11 Lot after 5 p.m. on Friday and on football Saturday.K, L. and M permits will not be valid in Craige Deck during alternate times.

TOWING WILL BE ENFORCED AT THE OWNERíS EXPENSE OF $90 TO $100 PER TOW AND $50 TO $250 PER CITATION

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On Football weekends, students are HEAVILY ENCOURAGED NOT to bring vehicles to campus if they do not have a weekday parking permit.

 Too many additional vehicles on campus on game days may result in towing from more lots than in previous years.  Possible alternative off campus parking locations for football Saturdays include the "R1/R2 Overflow Lot" off Airport Road next to the Physical Plant, the Friday Center Lot off NC Highway 54 and the 720 Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard (Historic Airport Road) Lot across from the Sheps Building (next to Fosterís Market and the Hunamís). 

In addition to the impact to resident student lots, many Commuting Student Lots and some combination Employee/Student Lots are reserved for game operations and NOT available for student or employee parking on game days.Commuting Student Lots and Employee/Student Lots reserved for game day special event permits require the lots to be empty beginning 8 a.m. on game day.The following are examples of these type of lots:

 

  • S10-Boshamer

  • S4-Stadium Drive

  • S10-Avery

  • S3-Ridge Road

  • S3-Navy Field

  • S3-Knapp

  • S3-Law Programs

  • CD-Craige Deck (student permits are not valid)

  • RD-Rams Head Deck

  • N5-Park Place

  • K-Lower Ehringhaus Lot (The upper lot is available)

  • S12-Hibbard and Branson Street Lots

There are some Commuting Student Lots and Employee/Student Lots reserved for game day use, but that do not require vehicles already parked to move from the lot if the weekday permit is displayed. However, these lots will be restricted from use by permit holders on game day, if the vehicle is not already parked when the monitor arrives.These lots include:

  • S11-Manning Lot

  • N5-Boundary Street

  • N5-Forest Theatre

Students who must come to campus to conduct academic business, may park in the Emerson Drive or Davis Drive Lots, if space is available. 

Graduate students working on experiments or having some other type of academic business may arrange parking by contacting the Parking Coordinator in their respective Graduate School Program and having the Graduate School Program Parking Coordinator contact the Event Services Division or via the special event on-line request form (http://www.dps.unc.edu/Forms/specialevents/allspecialevents.cfm).Special Event permit quantities are limited, so Special Event Permits will only be issued to those with identification indicating their status as a graduate student (Valid PID's may be required).  Special Event permits of this type are for academic business only and not for game parking.  Abuse of the request process will prompt the elimination of this service.   

   


   Reserved Event Permit Parking

Certain lots are reserved for Educational Foundation and Athletic Department parking.Employees, Students and Visitors MUST relocate their vehicles from these locations by ††††††††††††††††††††††††8:00 a.m. on Home Football Saturdays.  

Failure to remove vehicles from these areas by 8:00 a.m. will result in the issuance of a $20 ticket for temporary parking restrictions and a $90 - $100 fee for the towing of the vehicle from the reserved lot.  

The following are examples of lots that are restricted and where vehicles will be ticketed and towed:

Rams Head Parking Deck    S4- Ridge Road     S4-Stadium Drive    S4-Avery Lot    

S3-Ridge Road    S3-Navy Field    S3-Knapp LotS3-Law Programs Lot   

K-Ehaus Lower LotPortions of ND (Cobb Deck)     BT-Bell Tower Lot & Deck   

Venable LotCrescent Lot†† N6-Highway 54 Lot  S10-Boshamer Lot 

NG3-Steele & Caldwell Lots (NG3 Permits Allowed Access)   N3-Bynum Circle 

N2-Morehead Lot  KSD-Knapp Saunders School of Government Deck 

S11-Bowles Lot        S11-Koury Lot †† S9-Dean E. Smith Lot  

S11-Williamson Lot   S12-Hibbard Drive / Branson Street Lots  

South Road Meters    Country Club Meters†† N7-Nash Lot    R3-Cameron-Graham

MD-McCauley Deck    N8-Undergraduate Library Lot   N5-Park Place

K-Ehringhaus Lots (Upper and Lower)   L-Morrison and Craige Lots  

M-Hinton James

The following are examples of lots where access is restricted to event permits beginning ††††††††††††8:00 a.m., but in which vehicles with valid permits are not typically cited or towed if remaining in the lots after 8:00 a.m.:

 T-Outdoor Recreation Lot    S11-Manning Lot††    CD-Craige Deck Permit Holders

 


   Driving Directions

Kenan Stadium, home of the UNC Football Team, is located off Highway 54 and South Road along Stadium Drive on the UNC Campus.However, all parking along South Road and Stadium Drive is reserved and access to those roads requires a valid game day parking permit.  

Helpful Hints:  Public Parking is best accessed via US 15/501 to Columbia Street and Manning Drive.  Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Columbia Street exit to Manning Drive, rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Manning Drive at US 15/501.  Patrons arriving from Burlington and points south via I-85 and I-40 (traveling north and east) may find it easier to access campus via Highway 86 to Martin Luther King Boulevard then Pittsboro Street or via Highway 54 to Columbia Street. 

DPS highly recommends avoiding Raleigh Road and/or Manning Drive between 15/501 and Hibbard Drive when arriving for football games.  Most public parking is located off the Columbia Street corridor and Manning DriveSouth Road is not accessible beginning 4 hours prior to game time.

 

Public Parking Directions

There is no public parking immediately surrounding the stadium or on the north side of campus on home football game days.  However, Public Parking is available on campus in designated lots (see event map for directions).  

The Ambulatory Care Lot (Disability Parking) can be accessed by taking 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then taking South Columbia Street to Mason Farm Road (just prior to the intersection of Manning Drive and Columbia and Pittsboro Streets) and turning right onto Mason Farm Road or from Historic Airport Road (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Columbia Street then turning right onto Cameron Avenue and left onto Pittsboro Street and then merging back into Columbia Street and turning left onto Mason Farm Road. 

The Cardinal Deck can be accessed by taking 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then taking South Columbia Street to Manning Drive and turning right onto Manning Drive then turning right onto West Drive or by taking from Historic Airport Road (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Columbia Street then turning right onto Cameron Avenue and left onto Pittsboro Street and then merging back into Manning Drive while crossing Columbia Street and then turning right onto West Drive. 

The 700 Hibbard Lot can be accessed by taking 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then taking South Columbia Street to Mason Farm Road (just prior to the intersection of Manning Drive and Columbia and Pittsboro Streets) and turning right onto Mason Farm Road or from Historic Airport Road (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Columbia Street then turning right onto Cameron Avenue and left onto Pittsboro Street and then merging back into Columbia Street and turning left onto Mason Farm Road.  Once on Mason Farm Road, follow it to the stoplight of Mason Farm and East Drive where attendants will direct you.

The South Chiller Lot can be accessed by taking 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then taking South Columbia Street to Mason Farm Road (just prior to the intersection of Manning Drive and Columbia and Pittsboro Streets) and turning right onto Mason Farm Road and going to the 3-way stop sign and turning right or from Historic Airport Road (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Columbia Street then turning right onto Cameron Avenue and left onto Pittsboro Street and then merging back into Columbia Street and turning left onto Mason Farm Road and following it to the 3-way stop and turning right. 

The Jackson Deck can be accessed by taking 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then turning right onto Manning Drive, then right onto West Drive and left onto Mason Farm Road.  The deck is on the right just past the 3-way stop.  From Airport Road (now Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard), follow it to Columbia Street then turn right onto Cameron Avenue and left onto Pittsboro Street (stay in the right lane on Pittsboro Street) and stay left to Manning Drive.  Once on Manning Drive, turn right onto West Drive and left onto Mason Farm Road.  The deck is on the right just past the 3-way stop.

The Cameron-Graham Lot is located on the corner of Merritt Mill Road and Cameron Avenue across from the UNC Cogeneration plant, which is 1 block from Crooks Corner and 2 blocks from the Carolina Inn.Patrons arriving via Highway 54 from the Graham / Burlington direction can access the lot by driving thru Carrboro to West Franklin Street and turning right onto Merritt Mill Road and then left into the lot just prior to the stoplight of Cameron Avenue or by exiting Highway 54 in Carrboro/Chapel Hill onto Smith Level Road and turning right onto Merritt Mill Road.Patrons arriving via I-40 may take the Highway 86 exit (Exit 260) to Martin Luther King Boulevard and follow it to Cameron Avenue and turn right following it to the end.Then turn right onto Merritt Mill and right into the lot.Although the lot is about 10-15 minutes walking time from the stadium, it is expected to empty quickly post game and is also positioned close to Crooks Corner and several other restaurants near downtown Chapel Hill and the border of Carrboro.

The General Administration Lot can be accessed from the north by taking 15-501 South to Raleigh Road and from the east by taking Highway 54 west until it turns into Raleigh Road just past the 15-501 by-pass and from the south and west by taking 15-501 north to Raleigh Road.  There is a shuttle that operates from this lot to campus as part of the parking fee. 

The Manning Lot can be accessed from the north by taking 15-501 South to Manning Drive toward UNC Hospitals and then turning right onto Manning Drive and then turning left onto Bowles Drive.  It can be located from the east by taking Highway 54 west to the 15-501 Boulevard (Fordham Boulevard) and going under the bridge and up the ramp to 15-501 and then turning right and following the boulevard to Manning Drive and turning left onto Bowles Drive.  Motorists traveling from the south along 15-501 can locate it by following 15-501 north to Columbia Street and then  turning right onto Manning Drive and following Manning Drive to the 7th stop light and turning right onto Bowles Drive and following Bowles Drive around past the Smith Center to the lot on the right.  Motorists traveling onto campus via Airport Road from I-40 should follow Airport Road into town and stay on it as it becomes Columbia Street and then turn left onto Cameron Avenue and then left onto Pittsboro Street and then stay left onto Manning Drive (crossing Columbia) and then follow Manning Drive to the 7th stop light and turning right onto Bowles Drive and following Bowles Drive around past the Smith Center to the lot on the right. 

Rams Club Reserved Parking Directions

Helpful Hint:  Educational Foundation members that choose to give their parking permit to someone for a specific game should also give their guest directions on finding parking and information on suggested directions of travel.  It is not uncommon for patrons to not know how to find the assigned parking location or to travel in a direction that does not allow for efficient locating of the parking destination.  Consequently, lost patrons contribute to traffic congestion which leads to slower ingress and egress times pre and post game. 

Smith Center Lots:  The Smith Center Lots are best accessed via US 15/501 to Manning Drive and Manning Drive to Bowles Drive.  Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to Highway 54 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Manning Drive, rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Franklin Street.  Patrons arriving from Burlington and points south via I-85 may find it easier to access campus via Highway 54 to Manning Drive rather than attempting to arrive via I-40 to Highway 86 / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

Craige Deck and Public Safety Lot:  These Lots are best accessed via US 15/501 to Manning Drive and Manning Drive to Bowles Drive.  Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to Highway 54 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Manning Drive, rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Franklin Street.  Patrons arriving from Burlington and points south via I-85 may find it easier to access campus via Highway 54 to Manning Drive rather than attempting to arrive via I-40 to Highway 86 / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard. 

Hibbard Drive:  This parking area is best accessed via US 15/501 to Manning Drive and Manning Drive to Hibbard Drive

Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to Highway 54 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  From US 15/501 and I-64 from Pittsboro, follow 15/501 to

Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to South Columbia Street is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54 to US 15/501.   From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to the 3rd light after crossing the bridge and turn right onto Manning Drive.  Once on Manning Drive, turn right at the fourth light onto Hibbard Drive

Cardinal Deck:  The Cardinal Deck is best accessed by taking US 15-501 to South Columbia Street and then taking South Columbia Street to Manning Drive and turning right onto Manning Drive then turning right onto West Drive

Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to South Columbia Street is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54 to US 15/501.   From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to the 3rd light after crossing the bridge and turn right onto Manning Drive .  Once on Manning Drive , turn right at the next light onto West Drive .  The Cardinal Deck has multiple entrances on the left.  Make sure your parking permit is properly displayed so the parking attendant can see it or you will be charged $10 to park.     

Patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to South Columbia Street, rather than entering campus along Manning Drive or Raleigh Road.  Follow US 15/501 from Durham to Columbia Street (like you are heading towards Pittsboro).  At the top of the exit ramp onto US 15/501 South, turn right onto Columbia Street (at the stoplight) and go to the 2nd light and turn right onto West Drive.  The Cardinal Deck has multiple entrances on the left. Make sure your parking permit is properly displayed so the parking attendant can see it or you will be charged $10 to park.

Patrons arriving from the Burlington area may find it best to enter campus via Highway 54 to South Columbia Street or I-40 to Highway 86 to Historic Airport Road (Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard) to Columbia Street.  From Burlington on NC Highway 54, exit onto the first UNC exit onto US 15/501 South and then turn left at the stoplight heading toward UNC Hospitals and

UNC.  Cross the bridge and follow Columbia Street to the 3rd light after crossing the bridge and then turn right onto Manning Drive.  Once on Manning Drive, turn right at the next light onto West Drive.  The Cardinal Deck has multiple entrances on the left.  Make sure your parking permit is properly displayed so the parking attendant can see it or you will be charged $10 to park.     

From NC 86 and Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard, merge onto Columbia Street near Rosemary and Franklin Streets and follow Columbia to Cameron Avenue.  Turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then left at the next light onto Pittsboro Street.  Follow Pittsboro Street past the first light and get into the left lane and stay to the left and the split.  Cross Manning Drive and then turn right at the first light onto West Drive.  The Cardinal Deck has multiple entrances on the left. Make sure your parking permit is properly displayed so the parking attendant can see it or you will be charged $10 to park. 

DPS does not recommend trying to reach the Cardinal Deck via the Smith Center end of Manning Drive or cutting through campus.  Doing so adds to traffic congestion and makes traffic move slower. 

Ehringhaus Lower Lot :  The Lower Ehringhaus Lot is best accessed via US 15/501 to Manning Drive and Manning Drive to Ehringhaus and Koury Residence Halls.  

Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to Highway 54 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54. 

Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Manning Drive, rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Franklin Street

Patrons arriving from Burlington and points south via I-85 may find it easier to access campus via Highway 54 to Manning Drive rather than attempting to arrive via I-40 to Highway 86 / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

From the 15/501 end of Manning Drive, follow Manning Drive to the first drive on the right and turn right onto Ehringhaus Drive next to Koury Residence Hall.  Follow the drive all of the way to the back of Ehringhaus Residence Hall and down the hill.  The Lower Ehringhaus Lot is the only portion of the area available to game day Ehringhaus permit holders.  DO NOT park in the upper lot.  Game day permits may be towed from the upper portion of the lot because it is reserved for student permit parking only. 

From the Columbia Street end of Manning Drive, follow Manning Drive past the Ridge Road intersection (past the 6th light on Manning from Columbia).  Turn left onto Ehringhaus Drive next to Koury Residence Hall.  Follow the drive all of the way to the back of Ehringhaus Residence Hall and down the hill.  The Lower Ehringhaus Lot is the only portion of the area available to game day Ehringhaus permit holders.  DO NOT park in the upper lot.  Game day permits may be towed from the upper portion of the lot because it is reserved for student permit parking only. 

Rams Head Deck:  The Rams Head Deck is best accessed via US 15/501 to Manning Drive and Manning Drive to Ridge Road or via Manning Drive from Columbia Street. 

Patrons arriving from the Raleigh Direction may find US 64 to US 15/501 to Highway 54 is a better route than utilizing I-40 to Highway 54.  Likewise, patrons arriving from the Durham area on US 15/501 would be better served to stay on US 15/501 to Manning Drive, rather than entering campus along Raleigh Road or Franklin Street.  Patrons arriving from Burlington and points south via I-85 may find it easier to access campus via Highway 54 to Manning Drive rather than attempting to arrive via I-40 to Highway 86 / Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard.

From the 15/501 end of Manning Drive, follow Manning Drive to the first stoplight.  Show your Rams Head Deck permit to the Ridge Road/Manning Drive monitor and then turn right onto Ridge Road.  The deck is down the hill and on the left.  From the Columbia Street end of Manning Drive, follow Manning Drive past UNC Hospitals on the left.  Once at the 6th stoplight at Ridge Road intersection, show your Rams Head Deck permit to the monitor and then turn left onto Ridge Road.  The deck is down the hill on the left. 

Ridge Road Street Permits:  The Ridge Road Street parking locations are best accessed Country Club Road and Raleigh Road to Ridge Road once on campus.  We do not suggest arriving via Manning Drive because most of the spaces face the opposite direction of travel.  It is best to arrive from the north side of campus via Raleigh Road or Country Club Road so the vehicles face the correct direction of travel.  This allows traffic to flow better pre and post game. 

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham or from Highway 54 from I-40, take the UNC exit at the Highway 54 and 15/501 bridge to Raleigh Road.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stop light and turn left onto Country Club Road and the an immediate right onto Ridge Road. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn left onto Cameron Avenue.  Follow Cameron Avenue until it becomes Country Club Road and then follow it across South Road to Ridge Road and turn right. 

If arriving from US 15/501 from Durham an alternate route would be to exit US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to the first light and turn left onto Country Club and follow Country Club to Ridge Road (after next light) and turn right.  

Navy Field and Boshamer Lots:  The Navy Field and Boshamer Parking Lots are best accessed via Country Club Road and Raleigh Road to Ridge Road once on campus or via US 15/501 to Manning Drive on the Smith Center end of Manning Drive

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham or from Highway 54 from I-40, take the UNC exit at the Highway 54 and 15/501 bridge to Raleigh Road.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stop light and turn left onto Country Club Road and then an immediate right onto Ridge Road.  If arriving from US 15/501 from Durham an alternate route would be to exit US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to the first light and turn left onto Country Club and follow Country Club to Ridge Road (after the 2nd light) and turn right. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn left onto Cameron Avenue.  Follow Cameron Avenue until it becomes Country Club Road and then follow it across South Road to Ridge Road and turn right. 

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and take the ramp to Highway 54 East.  Follow Highway 54 East to Manning Drive and turn left onto Manning Drive.  Follow Manning Drive to the first stoplight.  Show your Navy Field or Boshamer Lot permits to the Ridge Road/Manning Drive monitor and then turn right onto Ridge Road.  Navy Field Lot will be on the left after Stadium Drive and Boshamer will be on the right. 

Cobb Deck Permits:  The Cobb Deck is best accessed via Country Club Road or Raleigh Street

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham or from Highway 54 from I-40, take the UNC exit at the Highway 54 and 15/501 bridge to Raleigh Road.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stop light and turn right onto Country Club Road and then turn right at the next stoplight onto PGT Drive (Gimghoul Road on right).  If arriving from US 15/501 from Durham an alternate route would be to exit US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to

the first light and turn left onto Country Club and follow Country Club to the next stoplight and turn right. 

If arriving via Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn left onto Cameron Avenue.  Follow Cameron Avenue until it becomes Country Club Road and then follow it to the next stoplight and turn right. 

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and take the ramp to Highway 54 East.  Follow Highway 54 East to 2nd UNC Exit (cross the NC 54 bridge and turn right onto the down ramp and go under the bridge to Raleigh Road).  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road and then turn left at the next stoplight onto PGT Drive (Gimghoul Road on right).   

Stadium Drive Permits:  Stadium Drive is best accessed via South Road

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road.  Keep going past the next stoplight and then turn left at the next drive on the left.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, there are two routes.  Route 1:  Exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to the second stoplight and turn right onto South Road and then turn left at the next drive which will be Stadium Drive.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.  Route 2:  Follow US 15/501 to the first UNC exit and turn right down the exit.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road.  Keep going past the next stoplight and then turn left at the next drive on the left.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then left at the next stoplight onto Pittsboro Street.  Follow Pittsboro Street to the next stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and cross Columbia Street to South Road.  Be prepared to show the monitor at South Road your permit since South Road is restricted at Columbia Street.  Once on South Road, go past the two stoplights and past the Bell Tower to the next drive and turn right onto Stadium Drive (again be prepared to show your permit).   

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to South Road (5th light after crossing the bridge) and show your Stadium Drive permit to the monitor at Columbia/South Road .  Turn right onto South Road and follow it to the first drive past the Bell Tower (again be prepared to show your permit).  

McCauley Deck Permits:  McCauley Deck is accessed via McCauley Street from either Pittsboro Street or Columbia Street

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Follow Country Club Road to Raleigh Road and cross it onto Cameron Avenue.  Follow Cameron Avenue to Pittsboro Street and turn left onto Pittsboro Street.  Once on Pittsboro Street, follow it to the first stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and then turn right into the first drive on the right.  The deck is on the right underneath the FedEx Global Education Building.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, there are two routes.  Route 1:  Exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Columbia Street and turn left onto Columbia Street.  Follow Columbia Street to Cameron Avenue and turn right onto Cameron Avenue.  Once on Cameron follow it one light to Pittsboro Street and turn left.  Once on Pittsboro Street, follow it to the first stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and then turn right into the first drive on the right.  The deck is on the right underneath the FedEx Global Education Building.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then left at the next stoplight onto Pittsboro Street.  Follow Pittsboro Street to the next stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and then turn right into the first drive on the right.  The deck is on the right underneath the FedEx Global Education Building.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to the South Road (on right) and McCauley Deck intersection and turn left onto McCauley Street and then immediately left onto the next drive on the left.  The deck is on the right underneath the FedEx Global Education Building.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

Nash Lot Permits:  Nash Lot is accessed via Wilson Street from Cameron Avenue

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Follow Country Club Road to Raleigh Road and cross it onto Cameron Avenue.  Follow Cameron Avenue past Pittsboro Street to the next street on the left and turn left onto Wilson Street.

The Nash Lot is at the end of Wilson Street and on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Columbia Street and turn left onto Columbia Street.  Follow Columbia Street to Cameron Avenue and turn right onto Cameron Avenue.  Once on Cameron follow it past the Pittsboro Street light and turn left at the first street onto Wilson Street.  The Nash Lot is at the end of Wilson Street and on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn right onto Cameron Avenue.  Once on Cameron follow it past the Pittsboro Street light and turn left at the first street onto Wilson Street.  The Nash Lot is at the end of Wilson Street and on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to the Cameron Avenue and turn left.  Once on Cameron follow it past the Pittsboro Street light and and turn left at the first street onto Wilson Street.  The Nash Lot is at the end of Wilson Street and on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

Park Place Permits:  Park Place is accessed via Franklin Street to Boundary Street or via Boundary Street from Country Club Road

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Follow Country Club Road past the first stoplight and turn right at the first road on the right onto Boundary Street (next to the Forest Theatre).  Follow Boundary Street around past Park Place Street and the parking lot is on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving via US 15/501, exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Boundary Street (2 street prior to the Morehead Planetarium).  Turn left onto Boundary Street from Franklin Street and the lot is immediately on the left.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Franklin Street and then turn left onto Franklin Street.  Follow Franklin Street the second street past the Morehead Planetarium and turn right onto

Boundary Street.  The Park Place Lot is on the left.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.  

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to Cameron Avenue and turn right.  Follow Cameron Avenue until it crosses Raleigh Street and becomes Country Club Road and then turn left off of Country Club onto Boundary Street (at the intersection of Boundary, Battle Lane and Country Club).   Follow Boundary Street around past Park Place Street and the parking lot is on the right.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

Venable Permits:  Venable Lot is best accessed via South Road

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road.  Keep going past the next two stoplights and then turn right at the next drive on the right next to the ROTC Building and just prior to the Columbia Street stoplight.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, there are two routes.  Route 1:  Exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to the second stoplight and turn right onto South Road and then turn left at the next drive which will be Stadium Drive.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.  Route 2:  Follow US 15/501 to the first UNC exit and turn right down the exit.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road.  Keep going past the next two stoplights and then turn right at the next drive on the right next to the ROTC Building and just prior to the Columbia Street stoplight.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then left at the next stoplight onto Pittsboro Street.  Follow Pittsboro Street to the next stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and cross Columbia Street to South Road.  Be prepared to show the monitor at South Road your permit since South Road is restricted at Columbia Street.  Once on South Road, turn left onto the first drive on the left and behind the ROTC Building (again be prepared to show your permit).   

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to South Road (5th light after crossing the bridge) and show your Stadium Drive permit to the monitor at Columbia/South Road.  Turn right onto South Road. Once on South Road, turn left onto the first drive on the left and behind the ROTC Building (again be prepared to show your permit).   

Bell Tower Deck Permits:  The Bell Tower Deck is best accessed via South Road

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road .  Keep going until you reach the 2nd stoplight and turn left.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham , there are two routes.  Route 1:  Exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street .  Follow Raleigh Street to the second stoplight and turn right onto South Road and then turn left at the next drive which will be Stadium Drive .  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.  Route 2:  Follow US 15/501 to the first UNC exit and turn right down the exit.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and cross Country Club Road .  Keep going to the 2nd stoplight and turn left onto Bell Tower Drive .Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit. 

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then left at the next stoplight onto Pittsboro Street.  Follow Pittsboro Street to the next stoplight and turn left onto McCauley Street and cross Columbia Street to South Road.  Be prepared to show the monitor at South Road your permit since South Road is restricted at Columbia StreetSouth Road, turn right at the first active stoplight onto Bell Tower Drive (again be prepared to show your permit).   

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to South Road (5th light after crossing the bridge) and show your Stadium Drive permit to the monitor at Columbia/South Road.  Turn right onto South Road. Once on South Road, turn right at the first active stoplight onto Bell Tower Drive (again be prepared to show your permit).   

Bynym Circle (Steele / Caldwell Permits):  Bynum Circle is best accessed via Cameron Avenue

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Keep going until you pass a stoplight, then turn left into the 2nd drive / lot on the left next to Historic Playmakerís Theatre.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, there are two routes.  Route 1:  Exit off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street to Raleigh Street (just prior to the Morehead Planetarium) and turn left onto Raleigh Street.  Follow Raleigh Street to the 1st stoplight and turn right onto Cameron Avenue and then turn left into the 2nd drive on the left next o Historic Playmakers Theatre.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.  Route 2:  Follow US 15/501 to the first UNC exit and turn right down the exit.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Keep going until you pass a stoplight, then turn left into the 2nd drive / lot on the left next to Historic Playmakerís Theatre.  Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn left onto Cameron Avenue and then right at the next 3rd drive on the right next to Historic Playmakerís Theatre. Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to South Road (5th light after crossing the bridge) and show your Stadium Drive permit to the monitor at Columbia/South Road .  Turn right onto South Road . Once on South Road , turn right at the first active stoplight onto Bell Tower Drive (again be prepared to show your permit).   

Morehead Lot: This lot is best accessed via Franklin Street

If arriving via NC Highway 54 from I-40, follow NC 54 to the US 15/501 and stay straight under the bridge onto Raleigh Road.  Do NOT exit onto NC 54 or US 15/501 at the US 15/501 bridge.  Follow Raleigh Road to the first stoplight and turn right onto Country Club Road.  Keep going until you reach the stoplight at Raleigh Street and turn right onto it.At the next stoplight, turn left onto Franklin Street and keep going just slightly past the next light.The Morehead Planetarium and parking lot is on your left.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving via US 15/501 from Durham, merge right off of US 15/501 onto East Franklin Street and follow Franklin Street and follow it past Raleigh Street.Once you cross Raleigh Street, youíll go thru one stoplight and the Morehead Planetarium and parking lot will be immediately on your left.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

If arriving from Highway 86, follow it to Columbia Street and then turn left onto Franklin Street and then right into the first parking lot on your right after passing the stoplight at Henderson Street.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

From US 64 / Pittsboro, follow US 15/501 to NC Highway 54 and cross the bridge rather than exiting onto US 15/501 North and NC Highway 54 East.  The road becomes Columbia Street after crossing the bridge.  Follow Columbia Street to Franklin Street (9th light after crossing the bridge).Turn right onto Franklin Street and then right into the first parking lot on your right after passing the stoplight at Henderson Street.Be prepared to show the parking attendant your parking permit.

Note:  The Department of Public Safety does not assign Educational Foundation parking permits.  Educational Foundation permits are assigned by the Educational Foundation via an approved point system.  Likewise, the Department of Public Safety does not re-issue lost or stolen permits.  Questions pertaining to Educational Foundation parking permits should be directed to the Educational Foundation at (919) 843-2000.  Educational Foundation permits are not for re-sale or duplication and may be confiscated or revoked if sold or distributed against policy.


*  Parking in Downtown Chapel Hill 

There are quite a few parking lots and spaces available to game patrons on football game days.For a complete listing of Town of Chapel Hill Parking, please visit the Town of Chapel Hill website or on Facebook and Twitter.The website is:

 

http://www.townofchapelhill.org/Modules/ShowDocument.aspx?documentid=1765

 

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For more information, visit the Chapel Hill and Orange County Visitorís Bureau website or visit them on Facebook and Twitter.The website are:

 

http://www.visitchapelhill.org/

or

http://www.visitchapelhill.org/resources/transportation-options/

 

 

 


*  Parking Facts at a Glimpse 

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Extended Information

Public Parking Fee:

 

$10.00 per standard size vehicle

 

There is limited on campus parking.†† General public parking locations include: General Administration (with free shuttle service), Cardinal Deck, Jackson Deck, and the Manning Lot. 

Disability Parking Fee:

 

$10.00 per standard size vehicle

Ambulatory Care (ACC) Center Lot (free shuttle service to north side Gate 2 and south side Gate 6 of stadium beginning 3 hours prior to game time and immediately following the game).  Emergency ride back to lot during the game upon request from EMS

Bus Parking Fee:

 

$40.00 per bus

Bowles Drive next to the Smith Center as space allows, unless events at the Dean E. Smith Center conflict.

Limo Parking Fee:

 

$20.00 per vehicle

Bowles Drive next to the Smith Center as space allows, unless events at the Dean E. Smith Center conflict

RV Parking Fee:

 

Free Off-campus

RV's are restricted to parking off campus.  Parking is designated at the Friday Center Park and Ride Lot off of NC 54 next to the Friday Center.

Working Employee Parking

Swain Lot, Emerson Drive, Davis Drive, Beard Lot (unless reserved for a non-football event), Craige Deck (CD permit holders only), Cobb Deck (ND permit holders and a limited number of Game Day Employee Event Permits), Dogwood Deck (pull ticket upon entry, no charge with permit or employee identification upon exit until 9:30 a.m. Monday morning)

Park and Ride Shuttle Service:

 

$5.00 Round Trip

Begin 3 hours prior to game time from the NC 54 Friday Center Park and Ride Lot and Dillard's Parking Lot at University Mall and NEW this season - "P Lot" and "725 Lot."  Begin 1.5 hours prior to game time from the Jones Ferry Road Lot and Southern Village Lot.  They drop-off on South Road on campus just below Gate 2 on the north side of the stadium.  (See 5th Quarter Information for "P Lot" and "725 Lot" drop-off/pick-up information).