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Football Parking Map

Research Park Football Parking Map

Permit Holder Parking

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.

Public Parking

  • Parking on Main Campus for all stadium events costs $25. Parking at Research Park, off Colorado Avenue, costs $10.
  • Parking lots open for football game parking six (6) hours before kick-off. As you enter campus, attendants and police will direct you.
  • Campus parking is limited. Please arrive an hour before kickoff to ensure space availability.
  • Allow yourself extra travel time as traffic may be heavy.
  • If you are carrying a bag to the game, please make sure you have a clear bag, no larger than 12 inches by 6 inches by 12 inches (or a one-gallon resealable clear plastic storage bag) before leaving your vehicle.
  • When a football game ends, 45 minutes of heavy outgoing traffic takes precedence over gaining access to main campus.

CU Students, Faculty, and Staff Parking

Permit holders

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.

No permit?

If you do not have a parking permit, please go to the public parking areas as indicated on the Football Parking Map.


Share the ride with other CU staff, faculty and students. Visit 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.

ADA Accessible Parking

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.

Athletic Donor Parking

Folsom Field policies, maps, donor parking, and more are provided under 'Fans' on the CU Athletic Department website.

RV Parking

  • RV parking is available in lot 470 (west of Wolf Law building) and 414 (along Kittredge Loop.)
  • RV parking fees are $75.
  • RVs should arrive early. They will be allowed to park only if contiguous space is available.
  • Overnight parking is not allowed on campus. To view a table of RV parking options in Boulder County, visit Boulder County RV Parking.

Limousine Parking

Attendants will direct limousines to a reserved lot. Limousines will be charged $25 for each parking space their vehicle uses.

Ride the Bus

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.