Basketball Game Parking Restrictions

Parking Garage Restrictions and Paid Event Parking

The Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage is designated for attendees of home men's basketball games. It remains available for the campus community for women's basketball games.

Anyone entering the Northwestern Avenue Parking Garage after the designated times below on home game days — including those who have an “A” or “C Garage” permit — will be required to pay event parking rates or provide a prepaid, digital athletic event parking permit to gain access.

Event parking in the garage begins at: 

  • 4:30 p.m. on game days during the week
  • 3 hours before tip-off for weekend games

Parking Lot Restrictions and Towing

Parking is restricted in the lots surrounding Ross-Ade Stadium, Mackey Arena and the Mollenkopf Athletic Center when home football, basketball and volleyball games are scheduled. These lots will have "No parking" signs with tow times posted prior to the events. Vehicles must be removed from the lots prior to posted tow times or will be towed at the owner's expense. General tow times are listed below but are subject to change. Select lots may become reserved in the days leading up to games. Signage posted in parking locations will be most current.

Please be aware of nearby construction at Ross-Ade Stadium and resulting traffic and parking impacts.  

Maps of the standard affected parking locations are available on the Purdue Sports website. Schedules for men's basketball and women's basketball are also listed online.

Men's Games

The following parking lots and locations are unavailable for general parking during men's basketball games at the times listed:

A, AA, C, F, G, H (upper & lower), J*, K, M, N, P, Q, R, U, Y, Z, FB Staff, Ross-Ade Stadium ramps, Ross-Ade north plaza

  • 4:30 p.m. for weeknight games that start at 6 or 6:30 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. on weekdays for games starting at 7 p.m. or later
  • 3 hours prior to game time on weekends

*The J lot begins being towed at 7 a.m. on home men's game days.

Women's Games

The following parking lots and locations are unavailable for general parking during women's basketball games beginning at the times listed:

A, C, F, G, P, R, U, Y, Ross-Ade Stadium ramps, Ross-Ade north plaza

  • 4:30 p.m. for weeknight games that start at 6 or 6:30 p.m.
  • 5 p.m. on weekdays for games starting at 7 p.m. or later
  • 2.5 hours prior to game time on weekends

Towing Location

Any vehicles towed during athletic events will be taken to the lot at the southwest corner of Harrison Street and South Russell Street. 

Alternate Campus Parking

Faculty, staff and students who are on campus for business or academic needs leading up to or during Athletic events are encouraged to seek alternate parking to avoid paying event rates.

The Wood Street Parking Garage and a number of parking lots and street locations have relaxed evening and weekend parking. Review the downloadable parking map (PDF) for other alternate locations.

Athletics Information

Questions about athletic parking or events should be directed to the Hayes Family Ticket Office from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday at 765-494-3194 or sporttix@athletics.purdue.edu.

Visit the Purdue Athletics website for more information about scheduled events.

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