Parking tips for Iowa State - OSU game Nov. 18

AMES, Iowa - Iowa State's home football finale is set for Friday, Nov. 18, with a 7 p.m. kickoff against No. 2 Oklahoma State. Fans will begin streaming into the Jack Trice Stadium parking lots hours before classes and work end for the day.

All public and donor lots will open at 1 p.m.

As they always do, people who normally park around the stadium and in commuter lots will need to move their cars. Campus parking spots will be scarce on Friday afternoon.

Finding room for an extra 3,000 cars in campus parking spaces requires a little cooperation on everyone's part. Department of Public Safety and Athletics Department officials expect the process to go smoothly, based on the patience and courtesy people have shown in previous years.

Public parking

Officials prefer that parking stalls be used by fans who have tickets to the game. Public parking near the stadium is $20 per car and $40 for RVs and buses. Medical accessible parking is located in Lot S2.


Motorists who normally park in the Iowa State Center lots will be directed to any of these locations on Friday:
  • Kmart/Staples parking lot, 1405 Buckeye Ave. (east side only, along Buckeye)
  • Lot 29, north of the Communications Building and Molecular Biology
  • Lot 29B, west of Frederiksen Court across Stange Road
  • Memorial Union Parking Ramp (regular hourly rates apply)
  • General Staff lots (designated with gold signs) on campus after 11 a.m.
Commuters will be provided with this information multiple times, and signs will be posted in and around the Ann Campbell Transit Station.

Commuters may ride Cy-Ride's Orange Route free from the east side of the Kmart lot to campus. Pickup from the Kmart lot will end at 6:34 p.m. Look for the bus stop signs.

Stadium permits

Those who usually park at Jack Trice Stadium must move their cars by 11 a.m. on Friday. They'll be directed to:

  • Lots A, B, C and G at the Towers
  • Lot 100, Lied Recreation Center
  • Lot 29, north of the Communications Building and Molecular Biology
  • Lot 29B, west of Frederiksen Court across Stange Road
  • East Campus Parking Deck (upper deck only)
  • Lot 21, west of the Armory
  • Stadium permit holders may return their cars to the stadium anytime on Saturday. Stadium parkers - primarily students - also will receive an e-mail with this information.

Reserved (cardinal) permits

It's business as usual in reserved lots on Friday. These parking spots are not up for grabs. Reserved spaces will remain available only to those with reserved permits for an assigned lot.

General staff (gold) permits

General staff lots will be open to the public after 11 a.m. on Friday. If you have a general staff permit, you'll have no problem tackling a parking space first thing in the morning, but you may lose your spot if you leave for a meeting or lunch. Consider walking to appointments if at all possible.

Disability, 24-hour reserve permits

Parking in spaces for holders of these permits will be strictly enforced.

At day's end

Get in the game and cheer on the Cyclones! But if you're headed elsewhere, avoid traffic near the stadium.

Be a courteous tailgater

Limit your tailgating to one parking space, and don't block the path for other vehicles to park. No glass bottles, kegs or open fires are allowed in parking lots. Iowa State University is a smoke-free campus; no smoking is allowed in or near Jack Trice Stadium.

These items are NOT allowed in Jack Trice Stadium:

  • Alcohol
  • Artificial noisemakers
  • Backpacks, fanny packs and larger purses
  • Beach balls
  • Professional-grade cameras or video cameras
  • Chair backs or stadium seats (cushions are OK)
  • Coolers or containers
  • Food and beverages
  • Pets
  • Strollers
  • Umbrellas
  • Weapons