Butler Athletics Gameday Parking and Tailgating Policies

Parking Adjustments for 2014-15

Butler University facility improvements will impact parking for the 2014-2015 academic year. For the most up to date information on road closures, directions and parking availability, please visit  http://www.butler.edu/parking/

Fans seeking access to Hinkle Fieldhouse and the Butler Bowl, may do so via Boulevard Place and 49th Street. Travel is open to northbound traffic on Sunset Avenue, with access to 49th Street as well. 


Next Game Parking Information
Sept. 20 vs Taylor, 6:30 p.m.
The football game will take place at the same time as an event at Clowes Hall.  This will limit the amount on free parking on campus. It is recommended that you arrive early. 

The main tailgate lot is available for fans on football game days. The lot is located just south of the Butler Bowl, west of Boulevard and north of 49th Street.  See map

Below is a breakdown of the tailgate lot opening time, kickoff and closing time for each of our five games in the 2014 season.

Date – Opponent

Tailgate Lot Open

Kickoff Time

Tailgate Lot Close

Sept. 20 vs Taylor

11:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Option #1

Sept. 27 vs Jacksonville

8 a.m.

12 p.m.

5:30 p.m.*

Oct. 18 vs San Diego
8 a.m. 12 p.m.
Option #2

Nov. 1 vs Morehead State

8 a.m.

12 p.m.

Option #2

Nov. 15 vs Dayton

8 a.m.

12 p.m.


Tailgate Lot Close Option
Option #1:  90 minutes after end of game or 10 p.m., whichever comes first
Option #2:  2 hours after the end of the game or 5 p.m., whichever comes first

*Special exemption for Homecoming. The lot will close at 5:30 p.m. instead of 5 p.m.

Car Season Pass


Car Game Day


RV/Camper Season Pass


RV/Camper Game Day


Each pass is good for one spot. Additional spots can be purchased at the game day rate.  No overnight parking will be permitted. Game day parking is NOT guaranteed and is subject to availability. 

Glass Bottles, Staked Tents and Kegs are NOT PERMITTED in the tailgate lot.

Women's Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Parking for these sports is available for free in the Hinkle Fieldhouse main lot.

Men's Basketball
The Hinkle lot will open 90 minutes before tip-off and close 90 minutes after the game. Season passes are available for purchase  to men's basketball season ticket holders and allocation is based on priority points. No overnight parking will be permitted.

A limited amount of handicap/disabled parking will be available 1.5 hours prior to tip-off in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot. Those spots cost $15.

*Game day parking is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.