Glendale encouraging Fiesta Bowl fans to arrive early

Glendale encouraging Fiesta Bowl fans to arrive early

Glendale encouraging Fiesta Bowl fans to arrive early

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by Gina Maravilla

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azfamily.com

Posted on December 29, 2011 at 12:58 PM

Updated Monday, Jan 2 at 10:16 AM

GLENDALE, Ariz. -- The Fiesta Bowl pits Stanford again Oklahoma State University.  Fans from all over the country will converge on Glendale for this match up between the Number 3 and 4 seeds.  Tailgate parties will start as early as 12:30 p.m. and the game kicks of at 6:30 p.m. According to City transit workers, here is the information you need to know about parking and traffic:

Where can I park?

There are over 20,000 parking spaces located adjacent to the Stadium at Sportsman’s Park or within walking distance at Westgate.  Pre-paid parking passes for these lots are available from the Fiesta Bowl Ticket Office (480-350-0911 or 800-635-5748) or on-line at http://www.fiestabowl.org/ when you follow the “Tickets” link.  Guests are strongly encouraged to pre-purchase parking passes. Rates are as follows (service fees may apply):

Personal vehicles                   $30
RV passes (Lot F-RV)          $150
Buses (Orange Bus)              $250
Limos (Red Limo)                   $90

There is a limited amount of cash day-of-game RV, Bus, and Limo parking.  Guests are encouraged to pre-purchase their parking passes for the designated lots.

If you do not have a parking pass, public parking is available in three locations. Parking fees may apply for these lots.  Please note, tailgating is permitted in the Brown Lot only.

1.Kellis High School/Brown Lot: at the corner of 91st and Orangewood avenues.  Exit Loop 101 at Northern to access this lot.  A free shuttle to the stadium will start at 4:30 PM and run until one hour after the game.
2.Renaissance Hotel Parking Garage: at the southeast corner of Americana and Coyotes.  Exit Loop 101 at Glendale Ave to access the garage. 
3.Westgate City Center: from Glendale Avenue head south on 93rd Avenue or 95th Avenue.
See map for locations.

Where can I get my parking pass?

Parking passes are available for pickup at the Fiesta Bowl office in Scottsdale located at 7135 East Camelback Road, Suite 190.  Office hours are 8:30AM to 5:00PM, daily through Jan. 1, 2012.  Parking passes must be picked up prior to game day.  There is NO WILL CALL for parking passes on the day of the game.

I have a disabled parking permit, where do I park?

There are disabled parking spaces in each game parking area.  To access these spaces, guests will need a valid parking pass as well as a state issued handicapped plate or placard.

I am arriving by limo, where can I be dropped-off/picked-up?

Limo parking (Red Limo) is located in Sportsman’s Park just north of the stadium.  Limo passes are $120 and are one-time-in/one-time-out.  Limos should access this parking area via 99th Avenue and Maryland Avenue by following the Red Pass directional signs.  The directions are printed on the back of the Red Limo parking passes.  Please contact the Fiesta Bowl ticket office (480-350-0911 or 800-635-5748) for more information on passes.

I am arriving by Taxi, where can I be dropped-off/picked-up?

Taxi pick-up/drop-off is located at the intersection of 95th Avenue and Coyotes Boulevard.    Access to the loading/unloading area is off of 95th Avenue at Glendale Avenue.  Drivers should follow the Taxi directional signs.

I am an employee, where do I park?

Please contact your employer or volunteer coordinator for specific directions.

Can I park my RV overnight?

There is no overnight parking permitted at any game parking lots.  Please contact local RV parks for additional information and availability.

What time do parking lots open?

Parking lots open at 12:30 PM on the day of the game and will close one hour following the game.

Can I park in the neighborhood?

Parking in the neighborhoods is restricted to residents and their guests.  Residents should follow normal procedures for access to the neighborhood (display neighborhood placard) as well as notifying the city of their guests.

Driving Directions

Where is the stadium located?

University of Phoenix Stadium is located in western Glendale along Loop 101 (Agua Fria Freeway) between Bethany Home Road and Glendale Avenue.

How do I get to the stadium?
Following are general directions from the various parts of the valley.  Specific directions to each lot are available on the by clicking here and on the back of your parking pass.

Southeast Valley
Travel west on I-10 through downtown Phoenix to Loop 101 North.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Central Scottsdale
Travel south on Loop 101 to westbound Loop 202.  Continue west on I-10 through downtown Phoenix to Loop 101 North.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Northeast Scottsdale
Travel west on Loop 101 past I-17 and continue south on Loop 101.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

North Phoenix
Travel south on I-17 to Loop 101 west and continue south on Loop 101.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Central Phoenix
Travel west on Olive, Northern or Glendale avenues to 91st Avenue and go south.  Follow the message signs on the surface streets for stadium routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Northwest Valley
Travel south on Loop 101.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Southwest Valley
Travel east on I-10 to Loop 101 North.  Follow the message signs on the freeway and surface streets for stadium exit and routing information based on the color of your parking pass.

Are there any traffic restrictions I need to be aware of?

Fans should know:

◦Maryland Avenue between 93rd Avenue and 95th Avenue will be closed to all traffic except pedestrians and limited shuttle operations.
◦95th Avenue in front of the stadium will be closed to all traffic except pedestrians.
Do you have any general traffic tips?

Fans should know:

◦Arrive early and follow the direction of traffic officers.
◦The center turn lane on 91st Avenue between Camelback Road and the stadium operates as a reversible lane.  It carries inbound traffic before the game and outbound traffic following the game.
◦The Stadium Access Road (6250 N) carries three lanes into the parking lots before the game and three lanes out of the parking lots following the game.
◦Maryland Avenue between 95th Avenue and 99th Avenue carries four lanes outbound following the game.
◦Follow all traffic signs.  In some cases there are multiple turn lanes (dual rights or dual lefts) that will allow traffic to load and unload parking lots faster.
◦Vehicles may be subject to search.  Please plan accordingly.
◦For up to date information, visit www.az511.com or dial 511.

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