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Neyland Stadium on game day


Improperly parked vehicles or those found in a restricted area will be towed at the owner’s expense. Towed vehicles may be claimed by contacting Parking & Transit Services at 865-974-6031 from 8 am to 4 pm (or kickoff – whichever is earlier) to schedule a time to retrieve the vehicle. 

UT Campus Gameday parking opens at 7 am on gameday:

Football Parking Permit Holders (orange areas)

  • Season Ticket Football Parking Permit Holders who have pre-arranged parking in advance of the season will park in assigned parking area.
  • Accessible Football Parking Permit Holders who have pre-arranged parking in advance of the season will park in assigned parking area.

General Public Paid Parking (green areas)

  • Fans with Football Tickets but NO Parking Permit have one paid parking option on campus for $40.00 (CASH ONLY)   
  • Fans with a current valid accessible placard or plate but NO Football Parking Permit will park on the Ag Campus. Parking is limited and is “First Come – First Parked”. (see the blue accessible symbol on the map.
    • Football Accessible Shuttle will be available for the 2021 Football Season from the Ag Campus to the Student Union loading dock Entry Road. (change from previous seasons). Facial coverings/masks will be required on the Shuttle Buses per federal mandate.

Public parking options are available in non-University lots. For more information below:

2021 Public Parking Options Downtown Knoxville

( look for the on the above map)

City of Knoxville Public Parking Downtown Options on Home Football games
The city will convert to Special Event Parking at 4 pm on Thur, Sept 2

  • Downtown garages – $20 – Main Ave, Dwight Kessel, City County Bldg, and Locust St
  • Downtown – Civic Coliseum Garage & Blackstock Lot – $10
  • Free garages – State Street & Market Square

2021 East Tennessee Children’s Hospital gameday parking

This fundraiser supports their Volunteer Services programs. The price varies depending on the location of the parking area. Very close to Alcoa Highway and a great way to avoid sitting in traffic after the game.
Ft. Sanders Hospital reserves parking for employees and hospital visitors only.

University Commons $40.00 – very close to campus

City of Knoxville $25.00 Gameday Parking Meters are also available near campus and will being at 3pm (payable ONLY with a credit card). Parking meters are enforced on gameday.

An inexpensive option, but a little longer walk – International Flyer $5 gameday parking new 2021

KAT Off Campus Shuttles and KAT Service on Game Day

Facial coverings/masks will be required on the Shuttle Buses per federal mandate.

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) Gameday Shuttles to campus start three (3) hours prior to kickoff. These buses drop guests (and pick up after the game) at Walters Academic Building near the Students Union.

Shuttles from downtown Knoxville are $10 per person

  • Civic Coliseum
  • Old City
  • Market Square

Shuttles from west Knoxville are $20 per person

KAT Service on Game Days 

Guests can also choose to take a regular Knoxville Area Transit bus to campus. Five bus routes can get guests to Cumberland Ave. The cost is only $2.00 for a day pass and allows more fans the option to leave their vehicle at home.

Passenger Playbooks have been created for routes along the following corridors (click on each one for detailed information):

Handicapped Parking Logo

Football Season Ticket Holder Accessible Parking

Pre-Assigned Football Parking Permit Holders who have arranged Accessible Parking in advance will park in the G10 garage or the Ag Campus.

General Public Accessible Parking

Fans with a current valid accessible placard or plate but NO Football Parking Permit will park on the Ag Campus. Parking is limited and is “First Come – First Parked”.

Once our spaces are full, we refer guests to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum for ADA parking. There is NO cost to park for those with a current Accessible placard. The KAT shuttle fare from the Civic Coliseum is $10.00 roundtrip.

Ag Campus ADA/Accessible Shuttle

The UT  Accessible/ADA Shuttle will begin operating three (3) hours prior to kickoff from the Business Incubator Building and drop off at the Student Union loading dock – NEW this year. Benches will be place near this area for guests returning to the Ag Campus.

KAT Bus ADA/Accessible Shuttle

The KAT bus will also operate their Accessible service from the Civic Coliseum to campus on game day. They will also be dropping off at the Student Union loading dock and loading after the game. There is a $10.00 roundtrip fare for this shuttle.

Taxis/Uber/Shared Riding

Drop Off Location – Volunteer Boulevard East in front of the Claxton Education Building.

Pick up Location – Circle Drive on The Hill. Vehicles will enter from Cumberland Ave and proceed up the Hill for fans who need to depart. Police will open the ride-share area during the 4th quarter and is limited in the number of vehicles.

Click here for map of ride share drop and pick up locations

RV Parking

On Campus

There is no general public RV parking on the campus

City of Knoxville Civic Coliseum offers RV parking in Garage C for 2021 Season and pricing varies depending on location:

  • Season RV parking – SOLD OUT
  • Weekly Non-Hook spot RV parking (if available) $160
  • Nightly Non-Hook spot RV parking (if available) $40

2021 Weekly Spots are on-sale now by calling 865-215-8900

There is a KAT gameday shuttle bus from the Civic Coliseum to campus at a round-trip cost of $10 per person starting three (3) hours before kickoff.

Faculty/Staff Game Day Parking

The following parking areas will be designated for faculty and staff with a current valid permit who are scheduled to work on football Saturdays:

Staff 12—North Side of Hoskins Library

Staff 20 & RecSports Parking Area—East Side of Aquatic Center

SC40—Kingston Pike Building

These lots will be staffed and a regular staff parking permit will be required.  The lots will be filled on a first-come, first-served basis.

On occasion, some of these areas may not be available due to prearranged activities on campus. During the season, special announcements will be made through the media concerning specific game day arrangements and scheduled lot access.

Please note: The 11th Street Garage is reserved for individuals with football parking permits on gameday Saturdays and is NOT available for staff parking.

Student Parking on Game Day

There is NO parking for undergraduate or graduate commuter students on gamedays.

We recommend:

  1. Have someone drop you off and pick you up.
  2. Market Square and State Street garages downtown Knoxville have free parking if you arrive early.
  3. Neighborhood parking is an option, but many places charge for parking on gamedays.

UT Vehicles

Please remove all UT vehicles that are parked in areas designated for football permit parking. This must be done the night before the game. Vehicles remaining in assigned football parking areas on football Saturdays are subject to towing.

Traffic Information

For information on statewide interstate construction, motorists can access the Tennessee Department of Transportation SmartWay website.  For up to the minute traffic information in Knoxville, follow TDOT on Twitter.

Gameday Recycling in parking areas

Please keep our campus and Neyland Stadium clean!

As you go to the game, take all items from your tailgate area and put them in the designated trash or recycling dumpster, or tie up your trash and recycling bags and leave them next to your tailgate area. Make sure your recyclables are empty and clean so they’re free of liquids and food.

Also remember that in Neyland Stadium, take all items from your seating area to the orange recycling and black trash containers on the concourses.

Only these items can be recycled, so recycle right:

  • Empty plastic cups & bottles
  • Empty cans
  • Clean paper
  • Clean cardboard (including empty pizza boxes)

Please put these items in the trash (DO NOT RECYCLE):

  • Glass
  • Styrofoam
  • Plastic utensils, bags & wrap
  • Aluminum foil & pans
  • Paper cups, bowls & plates
  • Candy wrappers
  • Disposable gloves & masks
  • Any items with food or liquid

Trash and Recycling Stations are located in 5 parking areas on campus:

  • Lot 9
  • G10T
  • G5/30
  • Stephenson Drive