UNC Charlotte Football Parking

Map of football parkingBecause Jerry Richardson Stadium is located on campus, the parking management strategy is designed to make the game-day experience enjoyable and safe for everyone. Parking on campus is at a premium for all football home games.

  • Saturday games: entrances to campus will be closed five hours prior to kickoff, except for two: the Main Entrance and east entrance off John Kirk Road.
  • Weeknight games will require students, faculty/staff and visitors to vacate lots and decks that close for football.
    • Tailgating lots (1,1 A, 7, 7A, 18, 19, 25, 27 and Cone Decks 1 & 2 upper level Visitor, CRI 3, 2 and 2A) will close at midnight the night before the game and not be available for general parking the day of the event.
    • Those parking in the following decks will need to move their vehicles from the deck at 12:30 PM on game day, vacating the deck no later than 2:00 PM: Cone 1 & 2 F/S gated parking, CRI, West Deck, Union Deck. 
  • Game-day entrances will be opened four hours prior to kickoff only to Game Day permit holders at the designated entrance for their permit.
  • On the day prior to a game day, signs will be placed in all tailgating lots and parking decks as notification that those lots and decks are to close and must be vacated.
  • Vehicles parked in lots/decks designated for Football parking closing deadlines will towed at the owner’s expense. Tow fee is $75.

Areas Closed for Football

Cone Deck Lot 7
CRI Deck Lot 7A
Union Deck Lot 18
West Deck Lot 19
CRI 1 Lot 23
CRI 1A Lot 23A
CRI 2 Lot 25
CRI 2A Lot 27
CRI 3 Lot 29
CRI 3A Lot 29A
CRI 4A  

Game Day Permits​

  • All parking for the game will require a specific Game Day parking permit.
  • FSL holders will be provided with pre-printed Game Day parking permits. For questions concerning FSL Permits, please contact the Athletic Foundation at 704-687-4950.
  • Single Game Day permits will be available online through Click and Park. Single Game Day permits are available for Union Deck (Yellow) or West Deck (Purple) for $17.70 per vehicle and CRI Deck (Orange) for $23.60 per vehicle. Note that grills are not allowed in parking decks.  Single Game Day permits for tailgating (grills allowed) are available for Lot 25 (Silver) for $50 per vehicle.
  • Cash parking will be available in Cone Deck (Pink) for $20 per vehicle.
  • ADA Parking permits will be available through Click and Park for the CRI Deck. (Both an Orange CRI Deck ADA Game Day Permit and a State Issued Disability Placard must be presented for admittance.)
  • Employees and volunteers who are working the event will be provided a specific validation code by their supervisor to obtain a permit through Click and Park. Validation codes are game-specific and may be used only once.
  • When a Game Day permit is obtained through Click and Park, directions to the proper entrance are given.
  • All parking permits will be collected upon entrance to the parking area; there is no exit and reentry.

Student Tailgating and Parking

  • Student tailgating will be in Lots 5, 5A, and 6; space is on a first-come, first-served basis.
  • Students must go online to Click and Park the Tuesday prior to game day to obtain a student tailgating permit using their student ID number as a validation code.
  • There is no charge for a student tailgating permit. 
  • When student tailgating permits are issued to capacity, students must park in East Deck 2, East Deck 3 or South Village Deck using their UNC Charlotte student parking permit.
  • Students who do not have a UNC Charlotte parking permit will be required to park in East 1 Visitor Deck or South Village Deck and pay the associated Visitor fee.
  • Students needing ADA Parking may obtain an Orange ADA permit for CRI Deck in lieu of the white tailgating permit. (Only one permit will be issued per game; you can't have both). Both an Orange CRI ADA Permit and a State Issued Disability Placard must be presented for admittance.

Phillips Road

  • Phillips Road will be closed to all vehicular traffic with the exception of service vehicles with the appropriate access permit.
  • Service permits are available on Click and Park with an authorization code provided by Parking and Transportation Services (upon request with proper justification).

Non-football Parking

  • East Deck 2, East Deck 3, and South Village Deck will be open to those with a valid UNC Charlotte parking permit who are not attending the football game.
  • Faculty/Staff, Commuter or Resident permits will not be valid in any parking decks or lots designated for Football Parking.
  • Faculty/Staff reserved spaces in game day lots will be used for Football Parking for home games. Reserved permits are not valid in football-designated lots on home game days.
  • East Deck 1 and South Village Deck will be the non-game Visitor parking area. Gates will be down and established Visitor rates will apply.

Resident Students

  • Student Resident lots, with the exception of Lot 25 and Lot 6, will not be affected by Football Parking.
  • All vehicles parked in Lot 25 must be moved by midnight, the Friday before a Saturday home game. Vehicles not moved will be towed at the owner’s expense. Alternative parking is North Deck or any other R-designated lot or deck.
  • All vehicles parked in Lot 6 must be parked in the lower bays closest to Cameron Boulevard as indicated on this map.
  • Resident [R] permits will be required to park in any resident lot.
  • Please tell any friends/relatives who plan to visit you on home game Saturdays, that they will be required to park in East Deck 1 or South Village Deck Visitors parking and pay the normal Visitor fee ($1/half hour – $10 max) unless they have a Game Day prepaid permit or park in the Cash Lot at Cone Center.

Football Parking Designations

  • Gold Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at N. Tryon (Hwy. 29) and Institute Circle
  • Green Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at N. Tryon (Hwy. 29) and Institute Circle
  • Black Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at Mallard Creek Church and Mary Alexander Road
  • Red Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at W.T. Harris and Alumni Way
  • Blue Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at W.T. Harris and Alumni Way or University City Boulevard (Hwy. 49) and Cameron Boulevard
  • Silver Tailgating Lot: Enter campus at Mallard Creek Church Road and Mary Alexander Road
  • Orange Lot – ADA Game Day parking and approved FSL Holders: Enter campus at N. Tryon (Hwy. 29) and J.W. Clay
  • Yellow Lot – Single Game Day tickets purchased online and Staff: Enter campus at Mallard Creek Church and Mary Alexander Road
  • Purple Lot – Single Game Day tickets purchased online and Staff: Enter campus at W.T. Harris and Alumni Way or University City Boulevard (Hwy. 49) and Cameron Boulevard
  • Pink Lot – Cash parking for Game Day only: enter at University City Blvd (Hwy. 49) and Broadrick Boulevard
  • White Lots – Student tailgating: Enter Campus at John Kirk Road and Van Landingham