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SEASON PASSES

For the 2013 home game schedule, each season parking pass holder will be assigned to park in one garage according to preference and availability (listed below).

  • Calhoun Garage
  • Campus Green Garage
  • CCM Garage Corry Garage
  • Clifton Court Garage
  • Stratford Garage
  • University Avenue Garage
  • Varsity Village Garage (Richard E. Lindner Center)

GAMEDAY CASH PARKING

Cash parking is on a space available basis for $15 per car in the Campus Green, Woodside, Clifton Court (enter from Clifton Avenue), Eden Garages (located on the East Campus and a free shuttle service will be provided) and Stratford Garage.

If you have parking questions about your upcoming visit, please call (513) 556-2283 and Parking Services will be happy to help you. Visit their website at www.uc.edu/parking.

U SQUARE GARAGES

Located on Calhoun Street, the new U Square garage is open on gameday on a first-come first-serve basis and is $10 per car. 

SHUTTLE SERVICES

There are shuttles that run frequently from Eden Garage to University Avenue Garage. For fan convenience, giving priority to fans with special needs, a golf cart service will be provided to assist fans to Nippert Stadium. Carts will be located near parking garages and heavy traffic areas. These golf carts will be accessible approximately two hours prior to kickoff and will also be available for 30 minutes following the conclusion of the game.

RV PARKING

RV parking is available in Lot 13 at a rate of $25. For more information about RV parking, please contact UC Public Safety at (513) 556-4923.

Directions

FROM THE NORTH OR SOUTH VIA I-75

From I-75, take the Hopple Street exit (exit 3). (If you are traveling north, Hopple Street exits from the left lane)
Turn left off the exit on to Hopple Street.
As you cross the first intersection (Central Parkway), Hopple Street becomes Martin Luther King Drive.
Follow Martin Luther King Drive up the hill to Clifton Avenue.

TO WEST CAMPUS

ML King Drive borders the north edge of the West Campus.
Clifton Avenue borders the west edge of the West Campus.

TO EAST CAMPUS (Medical Center)

To get to the East Campus, follow King to Vine Street.
Turn left onto Vine, then turn right at Goodman Avenue.

FROM THE WEST VIA I-74

Take I-74 east to I-75 south.
Take the Hopple Street exit (Exit 3).
Turn left off the exit on to Hopple Street.
As you cross the first intersection (Central Parkway), Hopple Street becomes Martin Luther King Drive.
Follow Martin Luther King Drive up the hill to Clifton Avenue.

TO WEST CAMPUS

ML King Drive King borders the north edge of West Campus.
Clifton Avenue borders the west edge of West Campus.

TO EAST CAMPUS (Medical Center)

To get to the East campus, follow King to Vine Street.
Turn left onto Vine, then turn right at Goodman Avenue.

FROM THE NORTH VIA I-71

From I-71 south, take the Taft Road exit (exit 3).
The exit places you on Taft Road, a one-way street heading west.
Taft Road becomes Calhoun Street as you near campus.

TO WEST CAMPUS

Stay on Calhoun until it ends at Clifton Avenue.
Turn right on Clifton Avenue.

TO EAST CAMPUS (Medical Center)

Turn right on Jefferson Avenue.
Follow Jefferson until it crosses Martin Luther King Drive.
At MLK Drive, Jefferson Avenue becomes Vine Street.
From Vine, turn right on Goodman Avenue.

FROM THE SOUTH VIA I-71

Take I-71 north until it merges with I-75 just south of Florence, Ky.
Stay on I-75 after you cross the Ohio River.
From the left lane on I-75, take the Hopple Street exit (Exit 3).
Turn left off the exit on to Hopple Street.
As you cross the first intersection (Central Parkway), Hopple Street becomes Martin Luther King Drive.
Follow Martin Luther King Drive up the hill to Clifton Avenue.

TO WEST CAMPUS

ML King Drive borders the north edge of the West Campus.
Clifton Avenue borders the west edge of the West Campus.

TO EAST CAMPUS (Medical Center)

To get to the East Campus, follow King to Vine Street.
Turn left onto Vine, then turn right at Goodman Avenue.

FROM THE EAST VIA US 50

From US 50 west, turn right on Taft Road.
Taft is a one-way street heading west.
Taft becomes Calhoun Street as you near campus.

TO WEST CAMPUS

Stay on Calhoun until it ends at Clifton Avenue.
Turn right on Clifton Avenue.

TO EAST CAMPUS (Medical Center)

Turn right on Jefferson Avenue.
Follow Jefferson until it crosses Martin Luther King Drive.
At ML King Drive, Jefferson Avenue becomes Vine Street.
From Vine, turn right on Goodman Avenue.

 Where to Eat

Tailgating

Tailgating is part of the fun of attending college football games and fans attending University of Cincinnati home games have several options for their pregame celebrating. Tailgating not only guarantees a great parking space, but allows you to pack your own food, grills, beverages, and all the necessary essentials for your very own pregame party.

CAMPUS GREEN GRIDIRON TAILGATE (THE GRID)

The Gridiron Tailgate, or THE GRID, includes 100-plus tailgating plots stretched across Campus Green (Northeast corner of campus) allowing fans the opportunity to bring their pregame parties to the heart of campus, flanking the CATWALK.

Two convenient drop off zones (Lindner Hall Circle and West University Avenue Circle) allow plot holders the ability to unload their tailgating supplies near the site. Options are also available for those that need tailgating supplies: food and beverage vendors will be on site and arrangements can be made for tents, grills, tables, chairs, and/or coolers to be set up and taken down at your plot on gameday. Plots are sold on a season-long basis and are allocated to fans based on UCATS priority points.

For everything you need to know about THE GRID including plot requests, maps, rules and restrictions, and how to rent materials, click HERE.

The Grid will be accessible for plot holders beginning four hours prior to the scheduled game time and will remain open one hour after the conclusion of the game. Fans may not remain in the tailgate area during the contest, but party supplies can be left as security will remain on hand.

Not a plot holder? All of Bearcats Nation is encouraged to tailgate at the newly formed Bearcats Tailgate Garden presented by City BBQ located on the Grid. This new hospitality area includes all-you-can-eat City BBQ, your ticket to the game, access to beverage vendors, and parking. (There is a food-only option for current season ticket holders as well). For more information, call the UCATS office at 877-55-UCATS (82287).

ON-CAMPUS TAILGATING LOT

  • Lot 22: Located off Martin Luther King in front of the UC medical center between Bellevue and Highland Avenue. Passes are sold on a season-long basis and are $120 per space.


ADDITIONAL TAILGATING LOTS

  • Bogart's Lot: Located behind Bogart's on the corner of Glendora Street and Corry Boulevard.
  • Charlton Lot: Adjacent to LaRosa's, located on Short Vine.
  • Martino's Lot: Located directly behind Martino's Restaurant on Short Vine.

For more information on the three off-campus tailgating lots, please contact Star Parking at (859) 344-3017 or starparking@fuse.net.


CATWALK

Be sure to participate in a great UC tradition - the CATWALK, which occurs approximately two and a half hours before game time on Sigma Sigma Commons. Join the Bearcat, UC cheerleaders and band to fire up the football team and coaches as they pass through the Bearcat Blitz on their pregame walk to Nippert Stadium.

BEARCATS FAN ZONE

Fans are invited to join in the pregame party at the Bearcats Fan Zone for every home football game. Kids of all ages can enjoy inflatable games, cornhole, a putting station, youth activities, face painting, coloring station and a visit from the Bearcat. The Bearcats Fan Zone is available two and a half hours prior to kick-off and concludes thirty minutes prior to kick off. Sheakley Lawn can be accessed from Corry Boulevard located west of Marge Schott baseball stadium and by Gate 2 on the east side of Nippert Stadium.

Maps

Map
East Campus
Skyline Chili - Ludlow
Donato's - Short Vine & Campus Gameday Locations
City Barbeque - Campus Gameday Locations
Martino's - Short Vine
Penn Station - McMillan
Jenco Brother's Candy - McMillan
Keystone Bar & Grill - U Square @ the Loop
Buffalo Wild Wings - Calhoun
Panera - Calhoun
Bearcat Grill - Kingsgate Marriott
Lime - U Square @ the Loop
Bruegger's - Clifton
Firehouse Subs - Calhoun