Parking info for 2024 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 the following events:

  • Thursday through Saturday, Feb. 22-24: Individual Wrestling
  • Thursday through Saturday, March 14-16: Boys’ Basketball

UW–Madison permit holders have helped make previous tournaments a success. We need their 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 permit holders’ cooperation is greatly valued and appreciated.

WIAA visitors and spectators: use the WIAA website for tournament-specific parking details and read this “know before you go” post about construction impacts near the Kohl Center.

Affected permit holders will receive specific parking and relocation information by email before each event. This information is also listed below.

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 will be available if permit holders 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 Accessible 29, 46, 48, 83, 87, 91, and 94 will be impacted To avoid congestion, park in nearby non-WIAA lots (Campus parking map PDF)
Afternoon NO for 29, 83, 91 Open lots where the permit is valid (Afternoon policy)
Night garage-specific Yes for 29 and 83
for 46
Night surface lots NO for 91 Other surface lots where the permit is valid (Night policy)
Service/Vendor NO for 29, 46, 48, 83, 87, and 91 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 email or call (608) 263-6667.