ESPN GameDay Parking and Transportation Information

With several sporting events happening on campus this weekend, we encourage you to use public transportation, use caution, and give yourself extra time for travel. Below are some helpful items to help you navigate campus. 

ESPN's iconic College Gameday show will air on Saturday, November 30 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The show will be at Northrop Mall and have extra equipment and vehicles on Church and Pillsbury Streets. Please be aware that thousands are likely to come to the show.

Parking Information

For Saturday’s game, parking facilities will open at 6 a.m.  

If you do not have a prepaid parking pass, please use one of the following facilities:

Note that some of these facilities have pre-sold parking passes and will go to “pass only” at some point before the game begins.

For those with parking passes in tailgating lots, we will allow entry as of 6 a.m.  If you arrive and the gate to your lot is up, go ahead and park and the attendant will come around and collect your pass.

Day-of-game tailgate parking is available on our St. Paul Campus Lot 108. The cost is $10 and includes a free shuttle to TCF Stadium. Service will be every 20 minutes starting at 6 a.m. and will increase starting 3 hours before kick off (11:30 a.m). 

For information on disability parking, visit: https://www.pts.umn.edu/park/gopherfb#Disability%20Parking

For much more information on general parking and transportation, visit the football transportation page: https://www.pts.umn.edu/park/gopherfb

Transit Information

Parking is limited around TCF Bank Stadium so consider using public transit. 

Visit Metro Transit’s TCF Bank Stadium page for other easy transit options.

Be sure to get an All-Day Pass from the rail station ticket machine. Just $4 will get you unlimited rides - until 2 a.m. the next day ­– no waiting in the ticket line after the game.You can also buy your All-Day Pass on the Metro Transit app for easy payment right from your phone.