Kinnick Stadium Parking Lot Tips for Iowa Hawkeyes Football


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If you are heading to a Iowa Hawkeyes football game, this Kinnick Stadium Parking Tips Guide will help you understand where the different stadium parking lots are located. There are several large parking areas located very near to the stadium.

**To avoid hassle, my advice is to purchase a parking pass in advance. You can buy your pass directly from the University of Iowa as long as supplies last, or you can use online ticket brokers like StubHub or Vivid Seats. I like to use Vivid Seats because they allow you to browse a parking map to find a lot and price that makes sense for you. Click here to view Iowa Football Parking Passes available at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

These are the Iowa Football Parking Lots we discuss in this article:

  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 3
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 11
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 14
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 33
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 40
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 North
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 46
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 49
  • Kinnick Stadium Lot 65
  • Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot
  • Kinnick Stadium Lower Finkbine Lot
  • Kinnick Stadium Golf Course Parking
  • Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot
  • Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3
  • Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4
  • Kinnick Stadium Newton Ramp
  • Hawkeye Commuter Lot
  • Hall of Fame Lot
  • Hancher Commuter Lot

To learn more about buying passes directly from the University of Iowa, click here. In this article, let’s discuss the location of some of the most important Kinnick Stadium parking lots, and discuss the different options you have for parking at Iowa Football games.

Iowa Football Parking Tips

How Does Parking Work for Iowa Football Games?

Iowa Football Parking has both pre-purchased permit lots, and drive-up public parking lots. The lots closest to the stadium are Contributor lots, and require a permit. The drive up gameday lots do not accept cash.

In order to purchase a prepaid parking pass directly from the University of Iowa, you must purchase a season or single game ticket(s) through the UI Ticket Office. Public parking passes purchased through the UI ticket office need to be purchased in advance prior to 12:00 p.m. (CT) on Friday of game week (source).

To purchase a prepaid parking pass directly from the University of Iowa, you can contact the UI Athletics Ticket Office by either email or phone.

But you can also purchase parking passes from online ticket brokers such as StubHub or Vivid Seats. This might be especially useful if you’ve missed the University of Iowa’s purchase deadline listed above. Click here to view Iowa Football Parking Passes available at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

The drive-up gameday parking lots that don’t require a permit are farther from the stadium, but some of these lots do offer shuttles that take you to Kinnick Stadium. There will also be private street and lot parking around the stadium, and prices will vary.

Parking Lots Closest to Kinnick Stadium

These are the parking lots that are closest to Kinnick Stadium:

Most of these lots listed above will require only a short 3-5 minute walk to the stadium.

Drive Up Gameday Public Parking for Iowa Football

As we discussed earlier, there are also drive-up gameday lots for Iowa football public parking. The price of these lots will vary by location, and they do not require a pre-purchased permit (but they do not accept cash).

These are the Iowa Football Public Parking Lots (click to learn more):

Kinnick Stadium Free Parking for Iowa Football

Yes, Iowa Football free parking does exist. These lots are located several blocks from the stadium, but some lots do offer shuttle service to the stadium.

These lots fill up on a first-come, first-served basis, so you may need to arrive early. Below are the Iowa Football free parking lots – click on the lot to learn more.

Understanding Traffic Flow for Kinnick Stadium Parking

As is the case with most stadiums, there are specific road closures around the stadium on gameday to allow for pedestrian foot traffic. You will want to consider specific traffic flow so you better understand which direction you need to approach the stadium.

This can be especially important if you are parking very near to the stadium. To learn more, visit the Iowa Football Parking page.

When do Kinnick Stadium Parking Lots Open?

Iowa Athletics-managed parking lots open no more than six hours prior to kickoff and no earlier than 6:00 a.m. on the day of each home football game (source).


Kinnick Stadium Parking Lot Locations (Contributor Lots)

Kinnick Stadium Lot 14 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 14 parking is located a couple blocks east of the stadium (and east of the hospital). It sits northeast of the intersection of Grand Avenue and Melrose Avenue. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 14 is on the east side of Grand Avenue.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 14. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of the entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 14 as you enter it from Grand Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 14 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 33 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 33 parking is located about one block north of the stadium. This lot sits against the east side of Carver-Hawkeye Arena (basketball). You can access Kinnick Stadium Lot 33 by turning east off of Elliot Drive (north of Hawkins Drive) and following the parking service road which feeds back to the entrance.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 33. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 33 as you enter it from the south. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 33 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 40 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 40 parking is located about one block north of the stadium. You can access Kinnick Stadium Lot 40 by turning north at the intersection of Lot 43 North Drive and Hawkins Drive. This lot sits near Carver-Hawkeye Arena (basketball).

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 40. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 40 as you enter it from Hawkins Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 40 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West parking is located right next to the west side of the stadium. For visual reference, this is the side of the stadium opposite the hospital tower. The main entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West is at the intersection of Evashevski Drive and Melrose Avenue, just west of the stadium.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West and how it sits relative to the stadium as you view it from Evashevski Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest parking is located northwest of the stadium (very near to the stadium). It sits between the football indoor practice facility and the indoor track facility. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest is located on the north side of Evashevski Drive, near the northwest corner of the stadium.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of the entrance that leads back to Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest as you enter it from Evashevski Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 Northwest parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West parking is located north of the stadium (very near to the stadium). It sits to the west of the water plant. You can access Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West by turning south onto Lot 43 North Drive from Hawkins Drive.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West and how it sits relative to the stadium. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 43 West parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 46 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 46 parking is located a couple blocks northwest of the stadium. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 46 is on the north side of Hawkins Drive (west of Elliott Drive). This lot sits just southwest of Carver-Hawkeye Arena (basketball).

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 46. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 46 as you enter it from Hawkins Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 46 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 49 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 49 parking is located about one block southeast of the stadium. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 49 is on the south side of Melrose Avenue, east of Hawkins Drive. This lot sits directly south of the hospital complex. This is a smaller lot.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 49. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 49 as you enter it from Melrose Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 49 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 75 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 75 parking is located a couple blocks northwest of the stadium. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 75 is on the south side of Hawkins Drive (west of Elliott Drive). This lot sits just west of the baseball stadium.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Lot 75. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 75 as you enter it from Melrose Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 75 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 parking is located near the north side of the stadium (there is a skywalk that connects Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 to the stadium itself). You can enter Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 parking garage on the west side of Hawkins Drive. You will need to come in from the north because the portion of Hawkins Drive south of this garage is closed during gameday.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 parking as you enter it from Hawkins Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Ramp 3 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4 parking is located a couple blocks east of the stadium (and east of the hospital). It sits northwest of the intersection of Grand Avenue and Melrose Avenue. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4 is on the west side of Grand Avenue.

Yes, it does cost to park in Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4. This is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com). Prepaying for parking helps reduce hassle and avoid wait times at the stadium.

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4 parking as you enter it from Grand Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Ramp 4 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map. This ramp is also used for public gameday parking.


Kinnick Stadium Public Parking for Iowa Football

Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 parking is located several blocks east of the stadium (also east of the Iowa River). Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 is located on Front Street, north of Burlington Street. This lot sits right next to the University of Iowa Library.

This Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 as you enter it from the south. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 3 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 parking is located several blocks east of the stadium (also east of the Iowa River). The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 is located on the south side of Court Street, east of Madison Street. This lot sits right next to the University of Iowa Library.

This Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 as you enter it from Court Street. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 11 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 parking is located a couple blocks northwest of the stadium. Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 is located on Finkbine Commuter Drive, south of Hawkins Drive. It sits along the northeast edge of the golf course.

This Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 as you enter it from Finkbine Commuter Drive. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Lot 65 parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot parking is located several blocks southeast of the stadium. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot is located on the north side of Myrtle Avenue, west of Riverside Drive.

This Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot as you enter it from Myrtle Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Myrtle Lot parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Golf Course Parking Lot Location

Kinnick Stadium Golf Course parking is located west of the stadium at the Finkbine Golf Course. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Golf Course Parking is located along the north side of Melrose Avenue, west of Finkbine Commuter Drive. Part of this parking area is paved, and part of it is grass/gravel.

This Kinnick Stadium Golf Course parking does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of the grass portion of the Kinnick Stadium Golf Course Parking as you view it from Melrose Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Golf Course parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot parking is located several blocks northwest of the stadium. As the name would suggest, it is located next to the softball complex. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot is located on the east side of 1st Avenue, south of 2nd Street.

This Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot as you enter it from 1st Avenue. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Softball Lot parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot Parking Location

Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot parking is located several blocks northwest of the stadium. The entrance to Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot is located on the south side of US-6 Hwy, east of 1st Avenue. This lot sits along the east side of the track complex.

This Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot parking lot does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot as you enter it from US-6 Hwy. Click here to view the location of Kinnick Stadium Finkbine Lot parking on the Iowa Football Parking Map.

Newton Road Parking Ramp Location

Newton Road Parking Ramp is located several blocks northeast of the stadium. As the name would suggest, the entrance to Newton Road Parking Ramp is located on the north side of Newton Road. It sits east of the Iowa City VA Hospital.

This Newton Road Parking Ramp does not require a pre-purchased parking permit (but, yes, it does cost to park here). You can drive up and purchase parking for this lot on gameday as long as spots are available. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Click here to view a 360-degree view of Newton Road Parking Ramp as you enter it from Newton Road. Click here to view the location of Newton Road Parking Ramp on the Iowa Football Parking Map.


Kinnick Stadium Free Parking for Iowa Football

Hawkeye Commuter Lot (Lot 85)

The Hawkeye Commuter Lot is a free parking lot for Iowa football games. It is located several blocks west of Kinnick Stadium. The entrance to the Hawkeye Commuter Lot sits on the west side of Hawkeye Park Road. The Hawkeye Commuter Lot sits west of the tennis complex.

Because the Hawkeye Commuter Lot is free, spots are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may need to arrive early to get a spot. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Complimentary bus shuttles begin two hours prior to kickoff to take you to the stadium. Click here to view a 360-degree view of Hawkeye Commuter Lot as you enter it from Hawkeye Park Road. Click here to view the location of Hawkeye Commuter Lot on the Iowa Football Parking Map. This lot is also called Lot 85.

Hall of Fame Lot (Lot 71)

The Iowa City Hall of Fame Lot is another free parking lot for Iowa football games. It is located several blocks west of Kinnick Stadium. The entrance to this Hall of Fame Lot sits on the south side of Prairie Meadow Drive, just west of Mormon Trek Boulevard. As the name would suggest, this lot sits next to the University of Iowa Athletics Hall of Fame.

Because the Hall of Fame Lot is free, spots are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may need to arrive early to get a spot. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Complimentary bus shuttles begin two hours prior to kickoff to take you to the stadium. Click here to view a 360-degree view of Hall of Fame Lot as you enter it from Prairie Meadow Drive. Click here to view the location of the Hall of Fame Lot on the Iowa Football Parking Map. This lot is also called Lot 71.

Hancher Commuter Lot (Lot 55)

The Hancher Commuter Lot is another free parking lot for Iowa football games. It is located several blocks northeast of Kinnick Stadium. The entrance to the Hancher Commuter Lot is on the east side of Riverside Drive, south of Park Road. This lot sits in front of the Hancher Auditorium Performing Arts Center (141 Park Rd, Iowa City, IA 52242).

Because the Hancher Commuter Lot is free, spots are distributed on a first-come, first-serve basis. You may need to arrive early to get a spot. If you would rather pre-purchase a parking pass, this is where you can view the current price of parking passes available for Iowa Football Parking at Vivid Seats (paid affiliate link takes you to VividSeats.com).

Complimentary bus shuttles begin two hours prior to kickoff to take you to the stadium. Click here to view a 360-degree view of Hancher Commuter Lot as you enter it from the north. Click here to view the location of Hancher Commuter Lot on the Iowa Football Parking Map. This lot is also called Lot 55.


Kinnick Stadium Parking Contact Information

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