Crossroads Classic Parking: IU v. Butler, Purdue v. Notre Dame

One of the hottest tickets in Indianapolis this weekend is the Crossroads Classic, a sold-out college basketball doubleheader at Bankers Life Fieldhouse Dec. 15. The No. 1-ranked Indiana Hoosiers will play Butler at 2 p.m., and Purdue will play Notre Dame at 4:30 p.m. Here are a few tips for parking near Bankers Life Fieldhouse:
  • For the plan-ahead crowd, you can reserve a spot in advance and remove the hassle of hunting for parking. A handful of garages and lot owners allow you to make a parking reservation before you head downtown.
  • The most convenience place to park is the Virginia Avenue Parking Garage, a 2,200-space garage that connects to the stadium via a walkway over Delaware Street. Prices vary, and some spaces are reserved.
  • Your most frugal bet is to find an empty meter space a few blocks from Bankers Life Fieldhouse, and walk a few blocks. Check our parking meter page for information on rates.
  • Privately owned lots and garages near the stadium generally charge between $10 and $15 for special events. Naturally, rates vary by proximity to the stadium.
  • Another parking option is Circle Centre Mall, especially if you still have holiday shopping to finish. The garages there charge a $20 event rate, but if you purchase $20 of merchandise, you can get the normal discounted rate. More information is here.