Enhanced Parking Options Available for 2011 Football Season
Sept. 1, 2011
LARAMIE, Wyo. -
The 2011 football season will kick off for the Wyoming Cowboys on Saturday, Sept. 3 when they host the Weber State Wildcats in a game kicking off at 7 p.m. from War Memorial Stadium.
Fans will enjoy the benefits of expanded and enhanced parking when attending University of Wyoming Athletics' events this year. Among the biggest improvements will be: a newly-paved Ford Stadium Lot on the east side of War Memorial Stadium; the addition of a new parking area directly east of the Ford Stadium Lot across 22nd Street, where the Summit View Apartments previously stood; and the addition of new ADA (Americans With Disabilities Act) parking located closer to UW Athletics facilities.
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.
More Flexible and Higher Quality Parking
The Ford Stadium Lot will be divided into two main areas for the football season -- the Stadium Preferred Lot in the west portion and the Stadium Lot in the east portion. The Stadium Preferred Lot will be available for Cowboy Joe Club members who donate at an annual level of $2,000 or above. The east side of the Stadium Lot will be available for Cowboy Joe Club members who donate at an annual level of $750 or above.
Both sections of the Ford Stadium Lot will also be permitted parking areas for the men's basketball and women's basketball seasons. During the basketball season, there will be no distinction between the two areas. Anyone with a Stadium parking permit will be able to park anywhere in the Ford Stadium Lot during the Cowboy and Cowgirl Basketball seasons.
While the Ford Stadium Lot will be permitted parking, there will be no assigned, named spots for permit holders as in the past. It will be a guaranteed reserved lot for permit holders, consistent with the IPF, H, X and Brown Lots. The Ford Stadium Lot will never be over-allocated.
Entrance into the Ford Stadium Lot before games will continue to be off of 22nd Street. When exiting after games, fans will exit onto 22nd Street and be directed south toward Grand Avenue.
Improved Tailgating Options and Tailgating Guidelines
Fans are asked to follow a few simple guidelines when tailgating:
1. If using a tent for tailgating don't drive stakes into the asphalt or landscaping areas.
2. Please be courteous to other fans by containing your tailgating activities to your parking spot and not impeding the flow of traffic in driving lanes.
3. Be aware of fire lanes in the Ford Stadium lot and keep all tailgaiting equipment and activities outside of the designated fire lanes.
4. All landscaping in the Ford Stadium Lot was recently completed, so please be careful not to damage the landscaping areas.
More Parking Available Closer to UW Athletics Facilities
Fans who have Brown parking permits will also be allowed to park in the Brown Lot (one block north of War Memorial Stadium on the west side of 22nd Street) and in the Cowboy Field Lot (one block east of War Memorial Stadium on Willett Drive). The Cowboy Field Lot will be a permitted parking area for the upcoming season.
Brown RV parking permits will also allow access into the Summit View Lot, Brown Lot and Cowboy Field Lot.
The X Lot will continue to be located one block north of the Arena-Auditorium on 19th Street near the Animal Science Building. Fans with X Lot parking permits may park in the X Lot or Summit View Lot.
Additional ADA Parking Provided Closer to UW Athletics Facilities
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).
Improved Shuttle Bus Services for ADA Patrons and General Fans Provided Free of Charge
During the football season, a second shuttle route will pick up fans at the intersection of 22nd Street and Willett, beginning three (3) hours prior to each home football game. It will also pick fans up at the Brown Lot (one block north of War Memorial Stadium) and drop all of those fans off at the southwest corner of War Memorial Stadium near Pepsi Tailgate Park. This shuttle will not run postgame.
During the Cowboy and Cowgirl Basketball seasons, the shuttle service from the Cowboy Field Lot will serve all UW fans parking at Cowboy Field and will also make a stop at the intersection of 22nd Street and Willett Drive to pick up fans. The basketball shuttle will drop fans off in the AA Lot, on the east side of the Arena-Auditorium. It will run pregame and postgame during the basketball season, beginning one (1) hour before each Cowboy and Cowgirl home basketball game.
All Shuttle Bus Services are provided free as a courtesy by UW Athletics. UW Athletics employs University of Wyoming TransPark (Transit and Parking Services) to provide the shuttle buses and drivers on gamedays.
Permitted Parking Lots Remaining the Same
Alcohol-Permissible, Open-Container Parking Lots (For home Football games only)
For games beginning prior to 4 p.m., open containers will be allowed from 8 a.m. until halftime of the game. For games beginning at 4 p.m. or later, open containers will be allowed from noon until halftime of the game.
Pepsi Tailgate Park
Fans who have questions regarding parking or who want to purchase a parking permit may contact the Cowboy Joe Club at (307) 766-6242.
To purchase tickets or to get answers to your ticketing questions, fans may go online at www.WyomingAthletics.com or call the UW Athletics Ticket Office at 877-WYO-FAN1 (877-996-3261) or 307-766-4850.
Important Times for Football Game Days