Paving of the Ford Stadium Lot on Schedule

Aug. 15, 2011

Laramie, Wyo.

2011 Football Parking Map

Parking for University of Wyoming sports fans will be vastly improved when the 2011-12 seasons kick off. The paving of the Ford Stadium Lot, east of Wyoming's War Memorial Stadium, and development of the new Summit View Lot, directly east of the Ford Stadium Lot across 22nd Street, are both on schedule to be complete for the start of Wyoming's 2011 football season.

The improvements are being made with the goals of providing more flexible and higher quality parking options for fans, providing more parking closer to UW Athletics facilities and enhancing the gameday atmosphere for fans.

Paving of the Ford Stadium Lot, on the east side of War Memorial Stadium, is nearly complete (see photo accompanying this story). Along with the paving of the parking area, new sidewalks, improved lighting and new landscaping are included in the project. The Ford Stadium lot will be a permitted lot for fans who receive a Stadium Preferred Lot parking permit or a Stadium Lot parking permit through their Cowboy Joe Club membership.

A new parking area, the Summit View Lot, is being added for the first time this coming year and will be located directly across 22nd Street to the east of the Ford Stadium Lot (also seen in the accompanying photo). The Summit View Lot will provide an additional parking area for UW fans that was not previously available. The Summit View Lot will feature a surface covered with recycled asphalt. It will be a permitted lot for fans who receive a Brown Lot parking permit or an X Lot parking permit through their Cowboy Joe Club membership.

To better serve fans who desire ADA (Americans with Disabilities Act) accessible parking, an ADA parking area has been added one block east of War Memorial Stadium at the west end of the Cowboy Field Lot on Willett Drive. That ADA parking area replaces a previous ADA parking area located two blocks south of War Memorial Stadium on 21st Street near the UW Annex Building, formerly the Mountain West Farm Bureau Building.

Existing ADA parking will continue to be available in the: AA Lot (east of the Arena-Auditorium); D Lot (south of War Memorial Fieldhouse); FA Lot (west of War Memorial Fieldhouse); H Lot (south of the American Heritage Center); IPF Lot (north of the Indoor Practice Facility); S Lot (west of the UW Law School); and X Lot (one block north of the Arena-Auditorium on 19th Street by the Animal Science Building).

Other permitted parking lots for fans in which the access will continue to require the same parking permits as in past years are the: AA Lot (east of the Arena-Auditorium); D Lot (south of War Memorial Fieldhouse); FA Lot (west of War Memorial Fieldhouse); H Lot (south of the American Heritage Center); IPF Lot (north of the Indoor Practice Facility); S Lot (west of the UW Law School); and X Lot (one block north of the Arena-Auditorium on 19th Street by the Animal Science Building).

For more information on the location of parking areas for UW Athletic events, please see the map that accompanies this story.