The 2016 Football Season begins with our first home football game against Idaho State Saturday September 10, 2016 at 3:30 PM. All campus parking lots for this event will either be reserved for donor parking or pay-as-you-park on all home football game days (9/10, 10/1, 10/15, 11/19 and 11/26*). PTS understands that some CU employees, grad research assistants, etc. will need to work during these dates, so we’re reminding everyone that you MUST DISPLAY YOUR CU PARKING PERMIT as you enter campus, or you’ll be required to pay the $25 event main campus parking fee, or $10 Research Park . All Campus Permit Holders will be directed to park in lot 327, the C4C parking structure, located off Regent Drive under the Center for Community Building. Heavy traffic congestion and limited parking will occur on all home football game days. Please plan your commute time accordingly.
*There is a WEEKDAY home football game on Thursday November 3, 2016. Permit holders will receive detailed information specific to the parking impacts for this game.
CU-Boulder parking permits will be honored in their assigned lot during football games based on space availability. (Some exceptions exist; see below for details.) Permit holders displaced from their lots will be directed to alternate campus parking locations.
Parking permit holders (including X permit holders) for all lots near Folsom Stadium (lots 169, 346, 354, 359, 360, 365, 377, 378, 380, 384, 386, 390, 391, 394, 398, 399, 420, 436/494 North & South) will be directed to alternate campus parking locations all day on football game days.
Campus Department Business permits, Vendor permits, Worksite permits and Emergency permits are NOT honored for personal parking during football games.
Share the ride with other CU staff, faculty and students. Visit 36commutingsolutions.com for more information.
After the game
Due to the high-volume of traffic post game, it is best to avoid entering or driving on campus for 60 minutes following the completion of a game.
Permit holders who must drive into campus during post-game traffic are asked to enter at Regent Drive from NORTHBOUND Broadway. Expect to find a barricade. You will be admitted if you show the police or parking attendant your CU-Boulder parking permit, and tell them that you are seeking access to your residence hall or work site. Please follow their directions.
Parking for persons with disabilities is available in lot 204 (18th Street and Euclid Avenue).
A wheelchair-accessible shuttle transports ticket holders with disabilities between lot 204 and Folsom Stadium continuously for two hours before and for one hour after the game.
If additional accessible parking arrangements are needed to accommodate fans' needs, please call PTS Events Parking section at 303-492-7384.
Vehicles not displaying CU Boulder parking permits will be charged $25 per parking space.
Folsom Field policies, maps, donor parking, and more are provided under 'Fans' on the CU Athletic Department website.
Attendants will direct limousines to a reserved lot. Limousines will be charged $25 for each parking space their vehicle uses.
CU's Buff Bus
CU's Buff Bus shuttle for students operates on an alternate route during football games. The alternate route starts four hours before football games and lasts one hour after the game. For additional information, visit our Buff Bus page.
Whether you are coming from Longmont or the Denver Metro Area, you can catch the BuffRide starting 2.5 hours before kickoff at participating Park-n-Rides. For additional information and to view an RTD BuffRide printable map, visit the RTD website.
BuffRide round trip fare is $4.50 - $10. You'll need exact change. Tickets, passes, transfers, the student bus pass and the faculty-staff Eco-pass are not accepted. Children five and under ride free.
Boulder Buff Shuttle
If you’d rather drive to Boulder, you can park at the Table Mesa Park-n-Ride and ride the Buff Shuttle to the game for $4.50 round-trip. The shuttle departs from the Park-n-Ride 1.5 hours before kickoff and operates every 10 to 20 minutes before the game starts. Service resumes immediately following the game and continues until 45 minutes post game.
Other RTD Services
Ride the Hop or the Skip to the game. Catch a bus near home or park in downtown Boulder parking garages. To learn more, visit GO Boulder's website.