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Parking

by 4Q Basket Case
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Unless you’re in a Tide Pride club that provides parking, where to park is a legitimate consideration.

Downtown Deck

The easiest solution is to park in the downtown deck, entrance on 7th Street, between and 22nd and 23rd Avenue.  It’s free to park, and for $1 each way, they provide a shuttle starting three hours before game time, ending three hours afterward.  Or the relatively flat 10-12 block walk really isn’t all that bad.

Downtown Street

There is free parking on downtown streets, and there’s a pay lot (used to be free, now pay) on 6th street between Greensboro and 23rd Avenue.  Even though you didn’t park in the Downtown Deck, you can still ride the shuttle from the Downtown Deck for the $1 charge each way.

South of Stadium

There’s a slew of student housing south of the stadium, between Hackberry Lane and Calvary Baptist Church, extending 3-4 blocks deep.  A lot of them rent out spots in their yards.  Cost varies depending on proximity to the stadium, but is usually in the $20 – $30 range.

Not a bad option, and if you commit to a season, you might be able to negotiate bathroom privileges.

About 5-6 blocks south of the stadium is Central High School.  The OFC will remember this as the former location of Tuscaloosa High School, torn down in the late 1990s / early 2000s.  I think there’s a charge to park, and especially if you’re not interested in pre- or post-game Strip activities, it’s a good option.  If you are, the walk isn’t too bad, just a bit generic.

North of Stadium (Limited)

Student housing neighborhood similar to the one to the south, and with similar pricing.  But a much smaller area in the Caplewood / Read Street / Riverside Drive vicinity.

Personally, and especially if it’s a one-off game, I’d park at the Downtown Deck and either walk or ride the shuttle in.  On the way out, I’d walk or, depending on the time of day (or night) take Uber back to the deck.

OTHER LINKS

Various parking spots in map below – Check with each one before parking!