NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Athletic Department is pleased to remind spectators, fans and alumni of the parking and shuttle plan for the Nov. 23 Yale-Harvard football game at Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field. The following plan will remain in effect to control heavy traffic in the vicinity of Yale Bowl caused by overwhelming interest in Yale-Harvard football games.
Tickets for the Yale Harvard Game are available. Premium Reserved Tickets are $40, Side Reserved Tickets are $20 and General Admission Tickets are 10. For more information and to purchase tickets, please visit the Yale Athletics Tickets website or by calling the Yale Athletics Ticket Office at (203) 432-1400
YALE BOWL PARKING OPTIONS
For the 2013 Yale-Harvard game, game-day General Admission parking will not be available. Instead, all parking at the Bowl will require a purchased pass. Parking passes must be purchased in advance and are available on a first-come, first-served basis. In order to purchase a parking pass, fans must purchase at least two game tickets; two purchased tickets will then entitle them to buy one parking pass. Yale students and Yale employees can purchase one parking pass by visiting the Yale Athletics Ticket Office and providing proper identification. Fans without Yale Bowl parking should plan to park downtown, in the new subsidized option described below, or make other arrangements for transportation and parking.
There are approximately 4,500 available parking spaces around the Yale Bowl and these will be sold until they have been allocated. Yale expects to sell out the parking passes in advance. Parking passes for regular-sized vehicles are being sold for $20.00. A limited number of oversized vehicle and bus parking passes are on sale for $35.00. All parking passes can be purchased online at the Yale Athletics Tickets website or by calling the Yale Athletics Ticket Office at (203) 432-1400. All Yale Bowl parking lots will open at 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 23. Specific directions to each parking lot can be found here.
DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN PARKING OPTIONS
To accommodate fans who do not wish to park at the Bowl, or are not able to purchase a parking pass, Yale has partnered with the City of New Haven and the New Haven Parking Authority to provide parking options downtown and FREE shuttle service from two locations (BLUE LINE and WHITE LINE) - to transport fans to and from the Bowl. Parking spaces sold at the Bowl will help subsidize these shuttles. Parking is available for a daily rate of $3.00 from 8:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. on Nov. 23 at two downtown garages. The Crown Street garage is located at 213 Crown Street between College and Temple Streets. The Temple Street Garage is located at 60 Temple Street and can be accessed from George Street, Temple Street or North Frontage Road.
A parking map for these garages and other public parking options can be found here. Yale University visitor parking is limited but also available on game day. Lots 78, 22, 16 and the Pierson Sage Garage on Whitney are available and can be found on this map.
SHUTTLE BUSES FROM DOWNTOWN NEW HAVEN
Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 23, FREE shuttle buses will bring fans from downtown New Haven to Yale Avenue at the Yale Bowl. The buses will run during and after the game from Yale Avenue to three downtown locations. The BLUE LINE is located at the Corner of Chapel and College Streets adjacent to Old Campus and the New Haven Green. The WHITE LINE is located at Payne Whitney Gymnasium (70 Tower Parkway) on the Yale campus. The ELI LINE is located at York and Chapel Streets. After the game, all lines will drop off at the corner of York and Chapel Streets.
A FINAL NOTE
Yale Athletics has worked closely with the City Of New Haven and the City of West Haven to manage the impact on these two communities. After careful planning and thought, this plan was implemented in 2009 and was quite a success. The Yale Athletics Department believes that this plan will continue to eliminate some of the parking delays and provide a safe and enjoyable atmosphere at Yale Bowl. The game day experience of our fans and the student-athletes participating in the 130th playing of the game is of paramount importance to us. Thank you for your cooperation as we prepare to make this a special day at the Yale Bowl.
For up-to-date parking, tailgating and other information on the Nov. 23 Yale-Harvard football game, please visit our webpage dedicated to The Game.