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. The 2022 season schedule includes home games on September 3, 17, and 24, October 1, 19, and 29, and November 19.

For additional information on how to prepare for the game, visit our Game Day Planning Page.

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 paying, 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.
  • The AppalCART is a FREE bus system that runs throughout the town on weekend Game Days in Boone.
    • Find Game Day route schedules at these links: Purple Route, Orange Route, and State Farm Route
    • Blue Route serves as a shuttle between the Poplar Grove Connector Parking Lot (Human Services Center) and ASU Peacock Traffic Circle.
    • Two paratransit vehicles and one bus will shuttle passengers from the Hill Street (Disability Parking) lot to the Stadium and back. Learn more at AppalCART's website.

FOOTBALL PARKING AREAS:

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

 

Howard Street Parking - 274 HOWARD STREET

Parking Fee $$
Tailgating is allowed
Open: Saturdays starting at 9 am
Text for reservations: (828) 406-8411

FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH - 375 W. KING STREET

$20
Tailgating allowed - No Charcoal Grills
Open: Saturday mornings at 8 am (no overnight parking); 4 pm for evening games
Contact: First Baptist Church (828) 264-2441 (First come, first serve; no reservations)

HARDIN STREET PARKING - MAIN UPPER LOT @ 135 HARDIN STREET

$$ Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open: Saturday mornings at 9 am (No overnight parking)  
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask 

CORNER OF CHERRY STREET & KING STREET (LOT 3)

$$ Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed
Open: Saturday mornings at 9 am (No overnight parking)  
Alcohol policy not specified - please ask 

AUSTIN & BARNES FUNERAL HOME LOT - 194 QUEEN STREET

$20 Parking Fee
Tailgating Allowed - No public restrooms 
Open: Saturday mornings about 9 am; Subject to change depending on funeral schedule  

LOT NEXT TO EARTH FARE - 116 W. KING STREET & 140 W. KING STREET

$50 Parking Fee 
Sofield Rentals - 828-743-8246
Call to pre-purchase: first come, first serve.

GRACE LUTHERAN CHURCH - 115 E. KING STREET (ACROSS FROM DAN'L BOONE INN RESTAURANT)

Donation-based
Tailgating allowed - no alcohol & no large grills
Open: 5 hours prior to Game (No overnight parking)    
Contact: Grace Lutheran Church (828) 264-2206

TOWN OF BOONE - QUEEN STREET PAY LOT (ALONG THE STREET)

Normal enforcement 8 am - 5 pm. $1.00 per hour, up to eight hours
Parking only; no tailgating or alcohol allowed
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

TOWN OF BOONE - KING STREET PAY LOT @ 567 W. KING STREET

Normal enforcement hours 8 am - 5 pm; $1 per hour, up to eight hours
Tailgating allowed - No Alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

TOWN OF BOONE - DEPOT STREET PAY LOT (IMMEDIATELY BEHIND MELANIE'S FOOD FANTASY)

Normal enforcement hours are 8 am - 5 pm; $1 per hour, free after 5 pm.  
Tailgating allowed - No alcohol
Contact: McLaurin Parking 828-264-2645

PARKING SPACES AROUND THE COURTHOUSE & WATAUGA COUNTY ADMINISTRATION BUILDING

There are about 80 parking spaces around the Courthouse and County offices. Most of these parking lots are accessible 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.

TOWN OF BOONE METERED SPACES

Downtown Boone has 200 smart meter parking spots available first come, first serve for $1.00 per hour. All metered parking is available for UP TO 2 HOURS (not a good option for the game, but a great option if you're planning to watch the game at a local restaurant), all kiosk parking allows up to eight hours of parking. Use this Interactive Downtown Boone Parking Map to locate town metered and kiosk parking spaces.

 

Don't miss the downtown Boone strolling experience. Check out the diverse shopping and great dining that surround game day parking areas.