Special Events Parking

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Whether you’re going to a conference, football game or any special event, you’ll typically find plenty of special event parking.

Special Event Parking

North Campus

Alumni Arena, Center for the Arts and UB Stadium

There are many parking lots immediately adjacent to Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and UB Stadium. Event parking, which is generally limited to these lots, is typically available and posted for most cultural and athletic events after 3 p.m. Monday through Friday and all day on weekends. Parking attendants may be available to assist with reserved and special permit parking for most events. A nominal fee may apply.

Service Advisories

Check service advisories for lot changes/restrictions due to special events or construction. View service advisories.

For Closer Parking Use Coventry Entrance

Use the Coventry Entrance (off of Millersport Highway) for the most direct access to events at Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and UB Stadium.

To Avoid Traffic Use Hamilton Entrance

To avoid most traffic after events, park in Furnas Lot, Jarvis A + B Lots, or Ketter Lot. To access these lots, enter campus from Rensch Road (off of Sweet Home Road), or use the Hamilton Entrance (off the John James Audubon Parkway). Please note that it is a short walk (approximately 7-9 minutes) from these lots to Alumni Arena, the Center for the Arts and UB Stadium.

To Park Your RV Parking for Football

RV parking on football game days is available along the curbs of the Special Event Lot on the North Campus and on the west side of Coventry Road. All other RV parking will be accommodated in available lots. Please be considerate and try to park within one or two parking spaces.

GPS Coordinates for Arts, Athletics and Events Parking Lots

GPS Coordinates for Arts, Athletics and Events Parking Lots

Arts, Athletics and Events Parking Lots Latitude Longitude
Alumni A 43.000716 -78.780223
Alumni B 43.001901 -78.77871
Alumni C 43.001909 -78.779976
Arena 43.000857 -78.779418
Baird A 42.998558 -78.784504
Baird B 42.999374 -78.784461
Jacobs A 42.998511 -78.788302
Jacobs B 42.998401 -78.7871
Jacobs C 42.998574 -78.786113
Lake La Salle 43.001328 -78.781049
Slee A 42.99848 -78.783517
Slee B 42.999374 -78.783474
Special Events 42.997648 -78.784418
Stadium 42.997821 -78.779655

Accessibility/Special Needs Accommodations

Parking for persons with disabilities is available in the Slee B Lot during most events. You may access this lot via Coventry Road, which is off of Augspurger Road. The Coventry (front) entrance of Alumni Arena or the Center for the Arts is the preferable entry point for guests with special needs.

Don't Want to Drive?

Buses and shuttles are available to get around campus and between campuses. Learn more about buses and shuttles here

Visitor Parking

You can also use visitor parking for special events. Learn more about visitor parking

Departmental Requests for Special Events

The Parking and Transportation Services office can help you arrange for parking and transportation for special events and meetings on campus. Advance notice is required, and there may be a fee for some of these services. Please note that all special events will be planned with the least possible disruption to university students, faculty and staff.

Departmental Request for Special Events

Please complete the Departmental Request for Special Event Parking and Transportation form as far in advance of the event as possible.

Parking for Special Events

The Parking and Transportation Services office will determine which spaces may be used for event parking. This will be done on an event-by-event basis. The use of spaces for one event should not be considered approval for use of the spaces for any other similar event. The determination of what spaces are to be utilized will be made based upon the academic calendar, construction projects and current usage by university students and staff.

Make Your Request in Advance

Requests must be made at least seven business days in advance of the date of the event. The Parking and Transportation Services office will make every effort to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event. However, you may be charged premium rates for “last minute” requests. If the request can be accommodated, an email confirmation will be submitted to the event organizer detailing the location(s) of where the event attendees should park.

Your Responsibilities

It is the responsibility of the event organizer to ensure attendees are notified of the appropriate location(s) to park. Attendees that do not have a valid permit or are parked in the incorrect location are subject to a parking fine.

If Your Request Cannot Be Fulfilled

If the request cannot be fulfilled, an email notification will be submitted to the event organizer advising the reason that it cannot be accommodated. When this occurs, the Parking and Transportation office will work with the event organizer, if desired, to discuss parking alternatives for the event.

Transportation for Special Events

You have multiple options for special event transportation:

UB Buses

  • Seat 35 passengers
  • $100.00 per hour per bus, with a minimum two hours charged, plus a fuel surcharge that is determined once the buses return and mileage is checked

UB Shuttles

  • Seat 20 to 25 passengers each
  • $60.00 per hour per shuttle, with a minimum two hours charged, plus a fuel surcharge that is determined once the shuttles return and mileage is checked.

Make Your Request in Advance

Requests must be made at least seven business days in advance of the date of the event. The Parking and Transportation Services office will make every effort to accommodate requests made less than seven days prior to the event. However, you may be charged premium rates for “last minute” requests. If the request can be accommodated, an email confirmation will be submitted to the event organizer detailing the location(s) of where the event attendees should park.

Contact Us

Parking and Transportation Services
106 Spaulding Quad
Phone: 716-645-3943
Fax: 716-645-3944
Email: ub-parking@buffalo.edu
Email: ub-busing@buffalo.edu

Office Hours
Monday - Friday 8:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.

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