Autzen Stadium, home of the Oregon Ducks football team, with a maximum capacity of only 54K, is one of the loudest stadiums in college football. It’s a place you’ll hear long before you’ll see
Don’t let this scare you away. Gameday in Eugene is one to experience for any diehard college football fan. Maybe just bring some earplugs for the little ones!
With the Oregon Ducks being ranked #12 in the NCAA pre-season rankings, it’s going to be a great season of football and tailgating at Autzen! Here’s everything you need to know if you decide to travel out for a game:
Be sure to purchase your game tickets AND parking passes ahead of time – given the smaller stadium, it’s best to snag those as soon as possible.
- Game tickets for Oregon Ducks can be purchased from the Ticket Office online or by calling 541-346-4461.
GETTING TO AUTZEN
When it comes to getting to Autzen from the Eugene area, you have a few routes you can go:
Luckily, a lot of hotels in Eugene provide shuttle services to the stadium on gamedays. Make sure to ask about this service when you reserve and again at check-in.
The Sports Shuttles provide the fastest, easiest, and least expensive transportation to Autzen Stadium on game days. The per-game cost of a round trip is only $5.00 and is collected during pre-game boarding.
- LTD Eugene Station (11th & Olive)
- Lane County Fairgrounds (13th & Jackson)
- South Eugene High School (19th & Patterson)
- Valley River Center – Parking Limited (Northwest parking lot)
- LTD River Road Station (River RD. & Beltline)
- Riverbend Annex (123 International Way – Southeast parking lot)
- LTD Springfield Station (355 South A St.)
- Thurston High School (333 59th St.)
Shuttle service to Autzen Stadium begins 3 hours before game time. Buses run every 10 to 20 minutes from 8 Park & Ride locations.
Return trips from Autzen Stadium to Park & Ride locations are available ONLY during halftime and immediately following the game. Post-game departures will continue for 60 minutes after the game ends.
Park & Walk
Fans parking on city streets and neighborhoods should comply with all posted parking restrictions, as they are enforced by the City of Eugene. Individuals parking and walking to events should review parking information available below:
Note: we do not suggest this route if your party is interested in tailgating, you don’t want to have to lug all your equipment to and from your car. It’ll be a long walk.
Both Uber and Lyft provide service in Eugene. Note that they have limited drop-off/pick-up locations around the stadium. Once Autzen releases the 2019 season drop-off location, we will update this blog with more information!
Bicycle Parking – Duck Pen
Secured bicycle parking will be available for each home football game at the rate of $1 per bicycle. The Duck Pen, serviced and supervised by the Eugene Active 20-30 Club, will open three hours prior to kickoff and close one hour after the game. This secured bicycle area is well-lit and is located between the Science Factory and the Autzen Footbridge. Proceeds collected from bicycle parking will be donated to various children’s charities in lane county.
Drive & Park
- All football parking lots will open 6-hours prior to kick-off, that’s right – 6 HOURS – how awesome is that for all the big tailgaters out there!
- Most of the parking lots immediately surrounding the stadium do not offer same day parking. These lots typically have parking passes that are pre-allocated to donors.
- We love parking at the Eugene Science Center. It is right across the street from the stadium and you are helping to support an amazing public venue. You can find more information here.
- You can also look to support the local organizations like the Boy Scouts by purchasing parking from Troop 100. Click here for their details.
TAILGATING AT AUTZEN
According to the Oregon Ducks website, tailgating in one of the Autzen Stadium lots is meant for small family and friend gatherings. Car parking spaces are 9×20 and RV spaces are 18×40. All tailgating must be contained within those dimensions.
Pro tip – if you have a few cars, rendezvous ahead of time, drive-in together and park your cars all in a line. That way you’ll have plenty of space behind your cars for your group!
If you’ve decided to host your own tailgate, check out this blog on tips on how to have a successful pre-game tailgate.
Tailgater Concierge is also a partner of Troop 100. This coming fall will be Tailgater’s second season supporting the Ducks home and away fans with our tailgate service. We handle all the set-up, take-down and clean-up of your tailgate equipment. We also help coordinate all your catering, beverage, bartending, transportation, etc. needs! It’s a great option for fans who don’t own tailgating equipment, who are traveling in from far away, for large groups and corporate events! Check out our Tailgate Packages available for the Oregon Ducks or give the team at Tailgater Concierge a call at 888-301-2190 for more info.
If you have any other detailed questions regarding parking at Autzen, be sure to check out the official Oregon Ducks Stadium page.
WHAT NOT TO MISS AT AUTZEN
March to Victory
Cheer on the Duck football team before kickoff as they march down the Mo Center central boulevard on the way to the Oregon locker room 2.5 hours prior to game time.
Mo Tailgate Center
The Ed Moshofsky Sports Center opens three hours before kickoff on game day to allow fans the opportunity to take in live radio broadcasts, music, and dance performances. You can also find a wide variety of food, beer, and wine at the Mo Center, so stop by for a drink before entering the stadium.
STADIUM POLICIES TO BE AWARE OF
*The University of Oregon has stopped the in and out policy at Autzen stadium. Once you go into the game, you will not be allowed re-entry. This is a relatively new change, so definitely let your friends and family know in case they remember this being a part of the experience when they attended a game a few years back.
*As noted above, all parking lots will be opened 6-hours prior to kick-off, though the earliest they will open is 7 a.m. There will likely still be a long line of cars waiting to get in to set-up their tailgates!
*Like many stadiums, Autzen has adopted the clear bag policy. See more details here.
Feel free to reach out to our Tailgater Concierge team if you have any additional questions about tailgating at Autzen Stadium.