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Yale-Harvard Parking Information

2015 Yale-Harvard game (Christopher Beauchamp photo)
2015 Yale-Harvard game (Christopher Beauchamp photo)

Important Details For Fans on Nov. 18


Parking Map HERE


NEW HAVEN, Conn. - The Yale Athletic Department is pleased to remind spectators, fans and alumni of the parking and shuttle plan for the Nov. 18 Yale-Harvard football game at Yale Bowl, Class of 1954 Field, which kicks off at 12:30. 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. Reserved tickets range from $20 - $50 and End Zone General Admission tickets cost $20 (Gen Adm tickets purchased on game-day at the Yale Bowl cost $25). 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


For the 2017 Yale-Harvard game, game-day General Admission parking will not be available. All parking areas surrounding the Yale Bowl are currently SOLD OUT. 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 4,000 available parking spaces around the Yale Bowl and these have all been allocated. All Yale Bowl parking lots will open at 8 a.m. on Nov. 18. Specific directions to each parking lot can be found here.

Uber and car services are instructed to pick up and drop off at the Walter Camp Memorial (271 Derby Ave).


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 downtown at the Crown Street (Max. daily rate of $13) and Temple Street (Max. daily rate of $16) 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.


Starting at 8:00 a.m. on Nov. 18, 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, which will begin running at 10:00amis 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. Both the WHITE and ELI LINES will begin running at 8:00am. After the game, all lines will drop off at the corner of York and Chapel Streets.


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 134th 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.