Football parking will be $20 per vehicle in Lots A, B, D and E, and in Central Riverfront Garage. Lots will open 4 hours before kickoff. (There are no parking passes available for UC games this season.)
Parking for Oktoberfest will be primarily in lots and garages closer to the Fifth Street festival location.
Tailgating is permitted in parking lots surrounding the stadium, but not in Central Riverfront Garage. Guests may not block other parking spaces or interfere with other guests. For tailgating questions, call Central Parking at 513-946-8100.
Parade and Parade Viewing
Plans call for the traditional UC Homecoming Parade to start outside the Cincinnati Reds Hall of Fame & Museum at Great American Ball Park, travel west on Freedom Way and end at Elm Street outside Paul Brown Stadium. The parade will begin at 4 p.m. and end before game time at 7 p.m.
The Homecoming parade will affect the following streets around The Banks:
- Joe Nuxhall Way between Mehring Way and 2nd Street will close beginning at 2 p.m. for parade lineup.
- All of Freedom Way will close from 4-5 p.m. for the parade.
- Elm Street between Mehring Way and 2nd Street will close at 3:30 p.m. for the FanZone.
The official pre-game UC alumni hangout is the Holy Grail Tavern & Grille on Joe Nuxhall Way opposite Great American Ball Park, and in the center of all the "Bearcats at the Banks" action.
Night-Before Pep Rally
The UC Alumni Association and UC Athletics will co-host a Homecoming Pep Rally on Fountain Square on Friday, September 19, the evening before the game. Check back for details.
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