Downtown Parking Options Posted for Elite Eight

Published 03/24 2014 06:22PM

Updated 03/25 2014 04:36PM

As Evansville prepares to welcome the NCAA Division II Elite Eight Basketball Tournament to  Ford Center, everyone should be aware of parking options.

To ensure customers of downtown shops and restaurants are able to find short-term parking, on-street parking time limits will be in effect from 8am-4pm. Those hours apply Monday-Friday.

For any visitors who wish to park without a time limit, there are several options. They include free parking spots and $5 special event parking.
The Back 40 parking lot is free and does not have any time limits. There are over 1100 parking spots, including 22 marked handicap parking spots.

There are additional marked handicap spots on Locust between 9th St and MLK Blvd.

There are also marked handicap spots in the front parking lot of the Civic Center along MLK Blvd.
Those handicap parking spots will not have a time limit.

There are two city owned garages that will have event parking for $5.
The Sycamore St Garage is located at the corner of Sycamore and 6th and has 600 spots.
The Locust St Garage is located at the corner of Locust and 5th and has 405 spots.

If the Back 40 and the first two garages fill to capacity, the 3rd St Garage will be opened for special event parking.

The 3rd St garage has 626 parking spots.
Unloading and loading of passengers directly in front of the Ford Center will be ok.

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