Redbird Football Game Day Parking and Tailgating Changes

September 17, 2013

NORMAL, Ill. - To ensure a smooth transition into the 2013 Redbird football game day season, the Illinois State Athletics Department wanted to inform fans of the new game day parking and tailgating changes that have taken place, due to the construction of the newly renovated Hancock Stadium.

Different from previous seasons, parking lots G73, G74, G64, G83, F62, F64 and F83, will now be designated as athletics donor only tailgating and parking lots. Only Weisbecker Scholarship Fund (WSF) donors with football season tickets holding valid parking passes may park in these lots, starting at 7 a.m. on game days. Click here to view the parking and tailgating map.

Parking lots G53, G81, G82, F43, F71, U91 and S103, will serve as public paid parking and tailgating lots. For $10, the public can purchase one space to park a car, in one of the listed public parking lots, starting at 7 a.m. on game days. For students and fans without cars, tailgating spaces can also be purchased for $10 in the parking lots listed on game days. The North University Street Parking Garage, located just East of Hancock Stadium, will also be available on game days for $10 paid parking; however, tailgating is not allowed in these spaces. All public parking lots and the parking garage will close when all spaces are purchased. Fans are encouraged to arrive early on game days for the best chances on receiving a tailgating space.

RV parking is also available for $25 per each vehicle at the North end of the G82 lot, with overflow parking in the S103 lot. All RV’s not parked in G82 at least three hours prior to kickoff, will automatically be directed to the S103 overflow lot. For a full listing of all Illinois State tailgating policies and procedures, and other fan directed information, please click on the Fan Zone tab on

As a reminder, overnight parking in any of the listed parking lots is not allowed. Any car found overnight in a listed parking lot, is subject to be ticketed or towed. On game days, all tailgating must end an hour and a half after the game has ended.

Public and student tickets are still available for the ISU-Abilene Christian home-opener on Sept. 21, at 6 p.m., in the newly renovated Hancock Stadium. Don’t miss the grand opening of the new stadium and purchase your tickets today online at, by-phone at (309) 438-8000 or in-person at the Illinois State Athletics Ticket Office at Redbird Arena, open from Monday thru Friday, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. To stay connected to every aspect of Redbird football game day information, visit the Gameday Central page on

For all remaining questions not answered, visit the parking and tailgating FAQ page, watch the parking and tailgating informational video or contact the ISU Athletics Ticket Office at (309) 438-8000. Your online source for Illinois State Athletics tickets, Weisbecker Scholarship Fund gifts, multimedia, Redbird merchandise, photos and more.