Game Day- Parking Question

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  1. Bamacyclone

    Bamacyclone Member

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    Wife and I are coming back to Ames for Homecoming game this year. First time in over 20 years we will be able to come for a game. Bought a couple tickets through StubHub.

    I assume it will be a well attended game. Since we don't have a parking lot pass, what are our best options. Does one of the campus town churches or some vacant lot landlord run a pay lot?

    Thanks.
     
  2. theshadow

    theshadow Well-Known Member

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    If you're looking to save money and don't mind a little stroll, the lots by Towers/Cyclone Sports Complex are just slightly farther to the stadium than the public pay lots by Hilton.

    Otherwise, Lincoln Center Hy-Vee is about a 15-minute walk.
     
  3. Flynn4Heisman

    Flynn4Heisman Member

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    I always parked at the Ice Arena, just south of the towers. At the most, a 15 minute walk.
     
  4. cycoticfan

    cycoticfan Member

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    park on the side streets off so 4th East of University.
     
  5. Rabbuk

    Rabbuk Well-Known Member

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    Park in the union and walk or bus.
     
  6. CapnCy

    CapnCy Well-Known Member

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    Grass parking $25
    City of Ames Parkig ticket $15

    Do the math... :)
     
  7. capitalcityguy

    capitalcityguy Well-Known Member

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    Are you going to tailgate? Makes a difference in where you might want to park if you're wanting to do more than just park and walk to Jack Trice.
     
  8. Wesley

    Wesley Well-Known Member

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    Will the new construction affect any lots?
     
  9. ripvdub

    ripvdub Well-Known Member

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    Id park at Hilton or around s. 16th if you want to tailgate.
     
  10. carvers4math

    carvers4math Well-Known Member

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    Since you haven't been to a game for so long, I would say go ahead and pay for one of the public lots and tailgate. We usually either wind up in the student lot (if our son and friends want us hauling stuff for their tailgate) or Vet Med. I also enjoy just tailgating a while after the game until the traffic clears out.
     
  11. Bamacyclone

    Bamacyclone Member

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    Thanks all for the good tips.
     

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