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Park It: Parking and Tailgating @ TCU

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Here is the link to the official school information regarding football parking: http://gofrogs.cstv.com/gameday/parking.html

(maps and policies are included).

 

Good interactive campus map: http://www.maps.tcu.edu/

 

All stadium parking is reserved, so the only way to get in those lots is to purchase a pass from a season ticket holder.  There are several pay lots within walking distance (be advised that some of the churches and schools may not permit alcohol consumption on their property).

 

TFH posters can hopefully share their personal experiences with various lots below.

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All information updated for 2016.

 

Here's where we offer the best information on parking and tailgating for Horned Frog football games at Amon G. Carter Stadium.

 

Info Links

The official site of TCU athletics has put together a great page of information devoted to parking, with additional tips and info on shuttles, cabs, and bus routes. Here is an excellent map of the campus. Also, here is the page devoted to directions to the TCU campus from just about anywhere you're coming from in the Fort Worth area. From the FortWorth.com website, here is their link to transportation service options, including limo companies, taxis. and car rentals, among others.

*TCU parking lots open five hours before the kick. Most off campus lots open three hours prior to kick-off. Closing times vary.

* You can also follow #tcugamedayparking on Twitter for live gameday parking information.

 

Parking with Shuttle Service

Many off campus shuttle locations are available to get you to the game. Service begins three hours before kick-off and the last shuttle will depart Amon G. Carter Stadium 45 minutes after the game. Click here for map of shuttle routes. This page includes directions from many starting points to get you to the parking and shuttle locations.

Free shuttles with free parking (Tailgating is not permitted at these shuttle locations.)

  • Overton Centre ~ 4100 International Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76109
  • Travis Avenue Baptist Church ~ 800 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110

Free shuttles with paid parking (Tailgating is permitted at these shuttle locations. Alcohol policies differ. Check with location.)

  • Paschal High School ~3001 Forest Park Blvd., Fort Worth, TX 76110 ~ offers paid parking benefiting its Athletic Booster Club and includes a free shuttle to Amon G. Carter Stadium. See their website for details and reservations. First come/first served gameday parking is also available for a fee. This lot is the only area close to TCU with RV parking.
  • University United Methodist Church ~ 2416 W. Berry Street, Fort Worth, TX 76110 ~ has gameday and reserved parking available for a donation to support the ministry of the church. Information can be found on the church's website. Shuttle service for this lot is located at Paschal High School, directly across the street from the church.

 

Stadium Parking

Parking in TCU lots adjacent to Amon G. Carter Stadium and the parking structure is reserved for season parking pass holders. There are a few pay lots at locations within short walking distance to the stadium with a very limited number of game day spaces available, but these spaces go early so plan accordingly. Tailgating and alcohol policies differ. Check with each location for information. No game shuttles are provided at these locations.

 

ADA/Handicapped Parking With Shuttle

These lots open five hours before game time. ADA shuttle service will begin 3 hours prior to kick-off with the last shuttle returning to Tom Brown/Pete Wright ADA parking 1.5 hours after the conclusion of the game. A valid state-issued disabled hangtag or license plate will be required to enter all ADA/handicapped parking lots. These are paid parking lots and a shuttle is provided to the stadium area. This page provides all the information you need to navigate this service (scroll down near the bottom). Here is a map with these lots identified. Arrive early as parking is limited. Tickets given upon entry to the ADA/handicapped parking lots must be shown to board ADA shuttles. All ADA shuttles will pick up at the shuttle shelter located in the Tom Brown/Pete Wright lot before the game and drop off at the BLUU (Brown Lupton University Union) across from Amon G. Carter Stadium. ADA shuttles will pick up returning passengers in the same location for return to the Tom Brown/PeteWright lot.

 

ADA/Handicapped lots are located at:

  • Tom Brown/Pete Write lot, located on the north side of Bellaire Drive North, just west of University Drive.
  • Palko/Education/Music Building lot, located on the south side of Bellaire Drive North, just west of University Drive.
  • Both Human Resources lots, one located on the east side of Wabash Ave., south of Bellaire Drive North; the other located on the north side of West Berry Street, just west of Rogers Ave.

 

Street Parking

TCU is surrounded by neighborhoods on all sides and this can make for some interesting challenges for traffic on narrow streets already crowded by student parking. The situation is made worse by temporary "no parking" signs erected on game days in several areas. Many residents in these neighborhoods sell parking spaces in their driveways and yards to game attendees, but expect to pay up to $50 per vehicle for very close parking. Some of the streets a little farther from the stadium do allow street parking, but these will come with a walk of up to one mile with a large portion of that UPHILL if you park north or west of the stadium. The neighborhoods south and east of campus are on flatter ground.

 

Tailgating

Tailgating usually means BBQ and Tex-Mex at Horned Frog games. TCU fans are gracious hosts and you will most likely be invited in to join the party in progress. Your invitation chances improve if you're carrying a 12-pack of beverage with you. You will find the school's parking lot policies, which pertain to tailgating, at the bottom of this page. Don't forget to check out Frog Alley for other pre-game options.

* Be sure to read TCU's Rules and Regulations for Athletic Events for what is allowed to be taken into the stadium.

 

TFH posters will jump in and give more information on parking and tailgating in this thread.

 

Welcome to TCU and GO FROGS!

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Parking tips from Frog Fans:

 

~" If you stay at the Hilton Garden Inn-Medical Center, which is about 2 miles away from campus, they have free shuttle service on game days. They drop you off and pick you up about four blocks from the stadium gate...and also right in front of the grocery store to buy your beer for tailgating. Plus, your walk would almost entirely be on flat ground. Several Frog fans have said they've stayed at that Hilton property and liked it."

~"I would suggest parking near the baseball field on the west or south west side."  Lots 14 and 15. These are reserved lots, but there might be some individual spaces available on game days.~PD

~"Parking depends on how early you get to the game. If you wait until an hour before, your best bet will be on Berry St at Paschall High School and shuttle over. If you plan on getting there early and tailgating, then west of the baseball field on the grass is the best spot, but I would recommend you get there three hours before game time." Lot 14. See comment above. ~PD

~"Parking at Paschal High and using the shuttle works great to get you to the game, but afterward it's a lost cause. You'll be waiting forever to get on a shuttle - and once you do it'll be mired in traffic. If you do decide to park at Paschal, be prepared to possibly walk back to your car (about two miles or so, I'd guess)."

~"I would park at the corner of Colonial Parkway and Country Club. Always parking there and it's less than a mile walk.  No charge to park on the street. There are lots that charge $10-$20 if you want to park closer. The shuttles are a pain and a long walk."

~"At the corner of Berry and Mcart, on your right, you will see a big parking lot. It's TCU owned. Park there. From there you can walk west across campus to the game. You might be able to find closer parking on the East side of University on campus as well." Lot 12 on this map. ~PD

~"You can park south of TCU in the neighborhood across Bellaire/Berry from the baseball stadium. There are usually spots on the streets, or you can park in the Albertsons' strip mall lot at the corner of Alton Road and Biddison. Plenty of spaces. It's free and you are only a three block walk from the paid Lot 13." 

~"Park behind the old Stripling & Cox department store on Berry - free." Behind the Walgreen's on Berry St.,between Merida Ave. and Sandage Ave. It's a Ft. Worth school district professional development building. ~PD

~"Be warned that the campus sits atop the higher ground above the Trinity River flood plain. If you decide to walk from the Courtyard by Marriott on University Drive, for example, it is a long, uphill slog for a good way. Some people get around better than others, so I'm just letting you know. Likewise, some of the neighborhoods to the west involve some long, uphill stretches. If uphill hiking is an issue, park to the south and have a long but flat walk."

 

Tailgating tips from Frog Fans:

~"There's a grocery store right by campus (Kroger, SW corner of Berry St and University Drive on the South end of campus). Buy your 12 packs and bags of chips there. It's an easy walk to the parking lots after."

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Parking tips from Frog Fans:

 

~"You can park free at Travis Avenue Baptist Church and take a free shuttle bus that will take you near the stadium festivities."

 

 

I can recommend this one - I parked at Travis Avenue last year.  The shuttle to the game is fairly smooth.  Getting back to the lot after the game is understandably more tricky.  But you can't beat the price.

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Parking at McKinney Bible Church also works quite well. Before the game, I never had to wait more than 20 minutes for a bus. After the game, I never waited more than 45 minutes. This parking has moved to Overton Centre, 4100 International Parkway, Fort Worth, TX 76109. two streets behind McKinney Church. ~PD

 

Also, one of the best routes to TCU (especially Paschal parking) from I-20 is to take the Granbury Road exit. Head north on Granbury Road. Turn left on W. Seminary Drive and then immediately turn right onto Granbury Road. Head north on Granbury and go straight as it turns into Forest Park. Paschal High School will be on the right.

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Parking lots open at 6:00am for the Southeastern Louisiana game on Saturday, September 7. Set your alarm clock early and bring the bacon and Bloody Marys! 

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Great interactive map of the campus I just found that shows all the outer parking lots. Remember that for this season (2014) parking lots are screwy due to Daniel Meyer Construction. You may want to call the Athletic Department if you have any questions about parking: 817-257-5658.

 

GO FROGS!

 

EDIT: Same for 2015. Still working on DMC.

EDIT: Everything's all done for 2016! WOOT!!

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First, thank you all for this valuable resource....It really helps those without a clue of how it works at TCU.

 

Questions from an out-of-towner flying in for the game:

 

1) Plan on arriving early so we can be there for the Frog Walk. Is it possible to drop the wife and daughter closer to the stadium (like on Stadium Drive or the closest proximity), so they can avoid the trek from wherever I'm going to find parking or do they shut down/limit most of the surrounding streets on game day?

 

2) Is there food, drink, etc for sale and enough shade to find refuge from the sun? It looks to be warmer than I expected and toting an EZ Up isn't an option. Roasted wife and daughter, then a probable 4+ hour shootout in the stadium, while fine with me, will probably push them to their football limit.

 

Go Frogs!

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I'm so pleased this information on our board is useful! That makes me really happy. 😀

 

They don't close the streets around the stadium because all the season ticket parking is adjacent to the stadium. You'd be able to drop off on Stadium Drive just steps from AGCS. 

 

However, you will never find close parking. The very best option is to ride the shuttle from one of the remote lots, either Travis Avenue Baptist Church or Paschal High School. The buses are air conditioned and drop off/pick up at the stadium. Your rental will be safe at either place. Several people here do this and highly recommend it. Details are in this area of the board. 

 

Yes, plenty of food, etc. for sale outside the gates pre-game. And some shade under trees and canopies. Dress appropriately, though. If it's going to be hot/humid, shorts and a Frog t-shirt will be the right choice. No need to make a fashion statement,  just be comfortable. You'll enjoy yourself more. 

 

Somebody will jump in here and tell you where to get food before the game. The Lettermen's Association does a BBQ in one of the parking lots that's supposed to be pretty good. 

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13 hours ago, PurpleDawg said:

The Lettermen's Association does a BBQ in one of the parking lots that's supposed to be pretty good. 

NM 

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