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 during 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 “Student 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: 

  • 5 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 basketball 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.

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 on lot signage:

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

*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 on lot signage:

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

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 following garages and lots will be open to eligible permit holders during business hours and do not require a parking permit in evenings or on weekends:

  • University Street Parking Garage
  • Wood Street Parking Garage
  • Harrison Street Parking Garage
  • All university parking south of Mitch Daniels Blvd.

Review the downloadable parking map (PDF) for other alternate locations.

Parking Contacts

Parking Facilities staff are available for questions or concerns until 4:30 p.m. Monday through Friday at 765-494-9497 or In-person services are available until 4 p.m.

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

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

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