Butler Athletics Gameday Parking and Tailgating Policies


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 2015 season.

Date – Opponent

Tailgate Lot Open

Kickoff Time

Tailgate Lot Close

Sept. 12 vs Franklin  

11:30 a.m.

6:30 p.m.

Option #1

Sept. 26 vs Campbell

8 a.m.

12 p.m.

Option #2

Oct. 17 vs Davidson
8 a.m. 1 p.m.
Option #2

Nov. 7 vs Valparaiso

8 a.m.

1 p.m.


Nov. 14 vs Drake

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.

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.

A limited amount of handicap/disabled parking will be available 1.5 hours prior to tip-off in the Hinkle Fieldhouse parking lot. Those spots cost $15.

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