Butler Athletics Gameday Parking and Tailgating Policies

Men's Basketball

The Hinkle lot will open 90 minutes before tip-off and close 90 minutes after the game. Season passes are available for purchase to men's basketball season ticket holders and allocation is based on priority points. No overnight parking will be permitted.

The Hinkle lot is sold out to season ticket holders. 

For the 2016-17 season, the parking garage just west of Hinkle Fieldhouse is open. Game Day Parking is $10. 

There is a drop-off "lane" at Hinkle that allows for individuals to be dropped off at Gate 1.  


The main tailgate lot is available for fans on football game days. The lot is located just south of the Butler Bowl, west of Boulevard and north of 49th Street.  See map

Below is a breakdown of the tailgate lot opening time, kickoff and closing time for each of our five games in the 2016 season.

Date – Opponent

Tailgate Lot Open

Kickoff Time

Tailgate Lot Close

Sept. 10 vs Franklin  

11:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Option #1

Oct. 1 vs San Diego

8 a.m.

1 p.m.

Option #2

Oct. 8 vs Marist
8 a.m. 1 p.m.
Option #2

Oct. 22 vs Dayton

8 a.m.

1 p.m.


Nov. 5 vs Morehead State

8 a.m.

1 p.m.



Tailgate Lot Close Option
Option #1:  90 minutes after end of game or 10 p.m., whichever comes first
Option #2:  2 hours after the end of the game or 5 p.m., whichever comes first

Garage Options
Parking is availabe in the Butler parking structure located just to the west of Hinkle Fieldhouse. 

Car Season Pass - Hinkle Lot


Car Game Day


Car Garage Game Day


RV/Camper Game Day


Each pass is good for one spot. Additional spots can be purchased at the game day rate.  No overnight parking will be permitted. Game day parking is NOT guaranteed and is subject to availability. 

Glass Bottles, Staked Tents and Kegs are NOT PERMITTED in the tailgate lot.

Women's Basketball, Soccer, Volleyball
Parking for these sports is available for free in the Hinkle Fieldhouse main lot.

*Game day parking is not guaranteed and is subject to availability.