Avoid $225 parking fines, towing by avoiding residential areas. Consider taking public transportation. Game days are September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 28, and November 11.
Avoid parking in certain residential areas on Cal football local game days, when increased fines and towing start at 8:00 am.
The scheduled game days fall on September 9, 16, and 30, October 7 and 28, and November 11.
Avoid parking in areas where you don't have a residential permit. If you’re coming from out of town, use BART, AC Transit, or find an alternative mode, like shared bicycles and scooters, that reduce traffic and are better for our climate.
Parking fines for those without residential permits are $225, and tow-away areas have been added in various sections of Residential Parking Permit Zones B, D, F, G, I, and K. See larger images of the enforcement map and parking garage options.
Pay attention to parking restrictions
Enforcement hours on game days start as early as 8:00 am and last until 11:00 pm. Signs have been installed that reflect the gameday parking restrictions. View an enforcement map showing zones where unpermitted cars will be subject to fines, doubled fines, or will be towed.
Drivers should pay particular attention to the posted tow-away signs in the restricted areas. Restricted parking will be in effect on several streets close to the stadium indicated on the enforcement map.
Vehicles will be towed to a temporary lot, located at Fulton Street and Bancroft Way (West of Edwards Stadium). If you discover your vehicle has been towed, please proceed to the lot to pick it up.
Without a resident permit, there is no 2-hour parking on game days in Residential Parking Permit Zones B, D, F, G, I, and K. Fines are $225 in these areas on game days.
Plan for alternate routes, delays
The following streets will be closed:
Northbound traffic on Piedmont Avenue at Bancroft Way (at approximately 5:00 pm)
Eastbound traffic on Durant Avenue at College Avenue (at approximately 5:00 pm)
North- and Eastbound traffic on Piedmont Avenue at Channing Way (at approximately 5:00 pm)
Access to the Panoramic Way and Dwight/Hillside neighborhoods will be limited to residents.
Allow extra travel time through these areas. For more information on getting to the game please visit Cal Football Parking and Transit.
Observe neighborhood parking rules
Game day parking overwhelms certain neighborhoods compared to other days, especially in areas closest to campus (Residential Parking Permit Zones B, D, and I). In addition, some parked cars block access to driveways.
See parking options for UC Berkeley football game days. Additionally, UC Berkeley partners with BART and others to promote the use of alternative modes of transportation - see the Cal sports website for details.
On Cal football game days—September 9, 16, 30, October 7, 28, and November 11—visitors without permits should avoid parking in certain areas to avoid fines and potential towing. Avoid congestion, traffic, and the hassle of parking by taking public transportation.