The University of Pittsburgh has announced traffic and parking policies for the upcoming Pitt vs. Penn State football game on Saturday, Sept. 8.
The Pirates are playing the Miami Marlins at PNC Park before the Nittany Lions play the Panthers. Fans who are attending just the football game are being asked to arrive after 5 p.m.
To help with heavy traffic, ALCO Parking and Pittsburgh Police will be enforcing a NO Tailgate Policy from 1:30 p.m. to 5 p.m. All vehicles without a pre-sold Pitt parking pass need to leave the lots half an hour after the end of the Pirates game.
The following traffic restrictions will also be in place prior to the start of the Pitt vs. Penn State game:
-The Clemente Bridge will close to vehicular traffic, starting at 10 a.m. for the Pirates game, and will reopen to outgoing North Shore traffic, following 30 to 40 minutes after the final pitch only.
All organizations recommend fans utilize the following locations for Saturday:
-The Light Rail (“T”) will continue to provide service from the South Hills with service to the North Shore
-The Light Rail (“T”) will continue to provide free service to and from Downtown. Fans are encouraged to park in one of the available Pittsburgh Parking Authority garages Downtown.
-Riders using light rail to attend the Pitt vs. Penn State game should allow for extra travel time due to large crowds.
Fans should utilize the following parking lots for Saturday’s game:
-The Jim Shorkey North and South Lots at PPG Paints Arena will open for tailgating at 1:00 p.m. on game day for $15 a car.
-Station Square, 1st Ave. Garage, Mellon Garage, Convention Center, Manor Garage, Oxford Garage, Nova Place Garage
-Station Square Rates: Before 4 p.m. ($7) | After 4 p.m. ($15)
-Fans that park at Station Square and ride the Gateway Clipper shuttle boats
-Round trip cost: $12
-Shuttle operates throughout the day with the Pirates playing at 1 p.m.
-Golden Triangle and Strip District parking will be available for a minimal cost. This includes Manor Garage (564 Forbes Avenue) and 11th and Smallman (Strip District).
-The Carnegie Science Center parking lot will open at 5 p.m. and is pre-sold through Parking Panda. A limited number of spaces may be available for purchase on game day on a first-come-first-serve basis.
-Cost: $75 (Cash Only on Game Day)
-The Convention Center Garage will be available starting at 3 p.m. Saturday afternoon.
For traffic and parking information, visit HeinzField.com.