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Guide to Game Day Parking

Autumn and Appalachian State University football go together like the Blue Ridge Parkway and scenic views. It's easy to come to Boone for a big game. This year's season schedule includes home games on October 4th and 11th, and November 1st, 8th, and 29th.

There's no better autumn ritual, and it's a breeze to find good places to park and tailgate. And don't miss the downtown Boone strolling experience. Check out the diverse shopping and great dining that surround game day parking areas.

Guide to Game Day Parking  At Appalachian State University

Consider these game day tips and parking options:

Heads Up:

Please be aware that the Town of Boone has an open container law that prohibits open alcoholic beverages on public property including streets and sidewalks in downtown Boone. Appalachian State University also has similar policies on campus property. However, many parking areas permit tailgating and some permit alcoholic beverages.

Parking Tips:

When you enter a parking lot, before you pay, make sure you ask if they allow tailgating. Some lots allow tailgating and some don't. If tailgating is allowed, make sure you ask if they allow grill and alcoholic beverages on the property. Again, some parking lots do and some don't.

Football Parking Areas:

(Prices and Policies are subject to change, please ask before parking). Prices are per parking spot.

Rivers Street Lot - 965 Rivers Street

20 spaces at $20 each | Open all day - no specified hours of operation
Tailgating allowed; alcohol allowed

Goodnight Lot - 214 Howard Street

$30 Parking Fee
Tailgating allowed
Open all day Saturday starting at 9am; starting at 3pm Thursday; until the following morning at 7am
Alcohol allowed
Contact: Frederick Coffey (828) 406-8411

Town of Boone - Queen Street Parking Meters 

Normal enforcement 8am-5pm. $.50 per hour, up to three hours of parking.
Tailgating allowed
Open 7 hours before kickoff or by 8am Saturday.
No Alcohol
Contact: McLauren Parking 828-264-2645

Town of Boone - King Street Lot @ 567 W. King Street

Normal enforcement hours 8am - 5pm; $1 per hour, up to nine hours of parking
Tailgating allowed
Open 7 hours before kickoff or by 8am  
No Alcohol
Contact: McLauren Parking 828-264-2645

Town of Boone - Depot Street Lot (immediately behind Melanie's Food Fantasy)

Normal enforcement hours 8am - 5pm; $1 per hour, up to nine hours of parking
Tailgating allowed
Open 7 hours before kickoff or by 8am
No Alcohol
Contact: McLauren Parking 828-264-2645

First Baptist Church - 375 W. King Street

$20 Donation; get a trash bag with donation   
Tailgating allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 7am (no overnight parking); Thursdays TBD.
No Alcohol & No Charcoal Grills
Contact: First Baptist Church 828-264-2441

Hardin Street Parking - Main Upper Lot @ 135 Hardin Street

$10 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (No overnight parking); no Thursday game day parking available 
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask

Hardin Street Parking - Lot 2 @ 345 Hardin Street (next to Stick Boy Bakery)

$10 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (No overnight Parking); no Thursday game day parking available
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask

Harmon Parking - 471 W. King St. (across from Capone's Pizza)

$20 Parking Fee ($10 for Harmon Parking Lot licensed, student renters)
Tailgating and alcohol permitted
Open on Saturday Game Days at 7 a.m.
828.803.2968

Corner of Cherry Street & King Street (Lot 3)

$10 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (No overnight Parking); no Thursday game day parking available
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask

Austin & Barnes Funeral Home Lot - 194 Queen Street

$10 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open - Saturday mornings about 9am; Subject to Change depending on funeral schedule  

Grace Lutheran Church - 115 E. King Street (diagonally across from Dan'l Boone Inn Restaurant)

Donation-based 
Tailgating allowed
Open - Saturday mornings at 9am (no overnight parking); open Thursdays 3pm; no overnight parking  

Parking Spaces around the Courthouse & Watauga County Administration Building

There are about 80 parking spaces around the Courthouse and County offices. Access to most of these parking lots is off of Queen street or Water Street. The spaces are currently free. Tailgating is allowed, but no alcohol is allowed in these lots. No overnight parking.

Agricultural Extension Center Parking Lot - 971 W. King Street

About 70 parking spots
Tailgating is allowed
No alcohol
Please be aware of the ambulance service building also on this property and do not block their access in and out of the lot.

Appalachian Enterprise Center / Watauga County Health Dept. Lot - 130 Poplar Grove Connector

About 250 spaces
Free Parking & Free Appalcart shuttle to the western edge of campus
Tailgating Allowed
No alcohol

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