Fans Coming to Campus

Step 1: Be aware of road closures that will affect your parking options:
Fans are urged to not use their GPS systems or general Internet map applications on gameday. Some road closures will not be reflected in those systems. Specifically, University Parks Drive from the Law School to Bagby Avenue as well as Baylor Avenue between University Parks and Third Street will close 3 hours before game time. Be aware that Third Street between Baylor Avenue and Speight Avenue on campus is permanently closed.

The southbound exit on I-35 for Martin Luther King Blvd (exit 335C) and the northbound exit on I-35 for 4th & 5th Streets (exit 335A) will be closed. For a map of known road closures, please click here. Also, TXDOT (Texas Department of Transportation) has a series of construction projects underway and planned for I-35. Exit closures may be fluid during the Fall of 2017.

Step 2: Know your parking options:
Gameday parking at McLane Stadium will generally fall into three categories:

  1. Season-long Parking Passes

    Premium seat holders and season-long tailgaters have assigned spots on the stadium side of the Brazos River. Other prepaid or reserved parking lots, Baylor Law School, Ferrell Center, Robinson Tower, Dutton Avenue Parking Facility, and Speight Plaza Parking Garage, require a parking credential for each game. There are no available day-of-game parking spots in these locations. Fans with pre-paid parking credentials, visit the mobile-device friendly McLane Stadium Parking website for your best route to your assigned location.

  2. Free Parking in Non-Reserved Lots

    Campus: Fans can seek a limited number of parking spaces on campus (other than a designated prepaid or reserved site).

    Downtown Waco: About 2,500 free, off-street parking spaces, centered around the intersection of 3rd Street and Franklin Avenue are available. Visit the Getting Around Downtown Waco website for additional information.

  3. Paid Parking in other locations

    In the Olive Heights area of East Waco, adjacent to McLane Stadium, smaller lots offer a variety of options on a first-come-first served basis within walking distance of the stadium. Street parking will not be allowed in the neighborhood, but area residents will be able to charge for on-site parking at individual homes. Some third parties and individuals already have opened lots of various sizes near McLane Stadium.

    Fans with handicapped parking permits will be able to park in a paid lot at the Baylor Research and Innovation Collaborative (north of campus, near the intersection of I-35 and Highway 77) and ride a wheelchair-friendly shuttle right up to the stadium.

Step 3: Determine how to get from your parking location to McLane Stadium
Most parking locations are within a 25-minute walk to the stadium and fans are encouraged to walk along the paths designated with gameday banners. Shuttles from downtown, campus locations and the BRIC will run at various locations and times prior to kickoff and after the game. For more information about shuttles please click here.

Step 4: What if I get into a reserved lot and my car gets relocated
If you believe your vehicle has been relocated, please call Tow King at 254-666-5484. If relocated, the vehicle will likely be secured at a site just north of campus at 1601 Taylor Ave (Exit 337A off of Northbound I-35). Vehicle owners will be able to claim their vehicles with a picture ID.