Construction Causes Parking Shuffle For U.Va. Home Football Games
August 11, 2003--
University of Virginia football fans who customarily park
in the lots adjacent to University Hall for games will find spaces
there harder to come by this fall, due to construction of the new
John Paul Jones Arena.
parking officials are offering some alternatives, particularly
for the first four home games of the
season, after which the new Ivy/Emmet parking facility
is expected to be ready.
1,000-space Hospital South Garage, located within a 15-minute
walk of the stadium at the corner of 15th and Crispell streets (near
McLeod Hall), generally has about 400 spaces available on game
said Rebecca White, director of
U.Va.’s Department of Parking and Transportation. Admission is $10
per game, but season passes for the six-game home schedule can be purchased
for just $36.
Home Football Schedule
Date Opponent Time
Aug. 30 Duke 7 p.m.
Sept. 27 Wake Forest TBA
Oct. 18 Florida State TBA
Oct. 25 Troy State 3 p.m.
Nov. 22 Georgia Tech TBA
Nov. 29 Virginia Tech TBA
Spaces are less expensive and more plentiful in downtown Charlottesville,
but require a shuttle bus ride to the stadium for all but the most ambitious
Public parking facilities generally have about 1,000 unused spaces on game
days, White said. Game-day parking in the city’s parking garages
on Market and Water streets is $3 per car for the first four home games,
and will be free for
the last two as part of the city’s annual “Downtown for the
Season passes are available for $12. The stadium shuttle fare is $2 per
approximately 1,400 additional spaces downtown and in the Hospital
South garage more than offset the 1,000 spaces consumed by arena construction,
White said. The 1,200-car Ivy/Emmet garage is expected to open in time
last two home games, although arena construction will then claim the
remaining 250 spaces on the north side of Massie Road.
on Grounds is also making it harder on those with reserved
football parking, according to Joe Hall, assistant director of the
Foundation, which sells those spaces to its most generous benefactors.
expansion of the Aquatics & Fitness Center and new construction
near the Chemistry Building have resulted in a net loss of
119 reserved spaces this season
in the East C, D and F and North A lots, Hall said. Those losses
have been partially offset by 40 new spaces being offered along
hopes to gradually regain the lost spaces over the next two seasons
as construction is completed.
affected by the reduction in spaces have been notified, Hall
said. Reserved parking permits
were mailed out Aug.
Dan Heuchert, (434) 924-7676