Parking info for 2023 WIAA state tournaments at the Kohl Center

WIAA state tournament season is here! The UW-Madison campus will host more than 125,000 visitors at the Kohl Center for:

  • Individual Wrestling: February 23 – 25
  • Boys’ Basketball: March 16 – 18

UW-Madison permit holders have helped make previous tournaments a success. We need your help again to make this year’s tournaments as accessible as possible for athletes, parents, and spectators. This is a memorable experience for visitors traveling from all corners of the state and your cooperation is greatly valued and appreciated.

WIAA visitors and spectators: use the WIAA website for tournament-specific parking details.

Affected permit holders will receive specific parking and relocation information by email before the February and March tournament dates.

Affected lots and permit holder relocation

Lots 29, 46, 48, 83, 87, 91, and 94 will be staffed 7 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. on tournament days. Lots 48 and 87 will be used for accessible (disabled) event parking only.

  • Permit holders in Lots 46, 87, 91, and 94 must relocate on the above tournament dates, or their vehicles will be subject to ticketing and towing.
  • Lots 29 and 83 will be used for visitor parking but permit holder relocation is not required. Alternate lots are available if you wish to avoid traffic congestion.

If you park in an alternate lot on campus, the fare-free campus Route 80 bus can help get you where you need to go.

Note: All Flex users must use their assigned lot code when starting a session, even if they are parked in a different lot.

Lot/Designation Can I park in my assigned lot? You can relocate to…
29 Yes 41 or 60
46 NO 17, 20, 34, 36, 60, 67, 80
83 Yes 34, 60
87 NO 7, 34, 41, 60, 67
91 NO 7, 34, 41, 60, 67
94 NO 7, 17, 34, 41, 60, 67
UW DIS Yes for 29 and 83
NO for 46, 48, 87, 91, 94
Other nearby lots (Accessible parking map PDF)
Afternoon/Night NO for 29, 46, 83, 87, 91, 94 5, 8, 9, 10, 11, 12, 13, 18, 21, 22, 30, 44, 81, 85, or 92
Service/Vendor NO for 29, 46, 48, 83, 87, 91, 94 Service stalls in nearby non-WIAA lots (Service and vendor stall map PDF)

Traffic and alternative transportation method options

You can expect heavy traffic on and around campus during WIAA tournaments, especially during peak commuting times. This can be especially true in areas of ongoing campus construction. Please allow yourself plenty of time to park on campus. You may wish to explore active or alternative transportation methods during the tournament dates. Some options include carpooling, biking, or taking the bus.

Questions about commuting options? Contact our Commuter Solutions team!

Your assistance is appreciated! The WIAA tournaments bring significant benefits to the Madison area and have a lasting impact on young athletes across the state.

If you have questions about work-related parking during these events, please contact a customer service representative at or call (608) 263-6667.