Football Game Impacts to Blue Zone Parking

Duke Blue Devils play football in Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium on the following dates:

Game Date Opponent Clear Lots By Kickoff Blue Zone Parking Available
September 7 North Carolina A&T 6:00 a.m. 6 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end
October 5 Pittsburgh 6:00 a.m. 8 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end
October 12 Georgia Tech 6:00 a.m. 12:30 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end
November 9 Notre Dame 6:00 a.m. 7:30 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end
November 16 Syracuse 6:00 a.m. 4:00 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end
November 30 Miami 6:00 a.m. 3:30 p.m. Approx 1 hr after game end


Permit holders must move all vehicles from the Blue Zone prior to large events in Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium, primarily football games. Signs are posted at the Blue Zone and reminder emails, including detailed instructions, are sent the week of each event. If an event occurs over a scheduled holiday, notifications may be sent earlier.

Parking Alternatives

You may park your vehicle at the Smith Warehouse South lot, on Maxwell Avenue or Parking Garage 1 (PG1), at the intersection of Flowers Drive and Yearby beginning at 3:00 p.m on Friday afternoons before games. Your Blue Zone permit will raise the entrance and exit gates at PG1 on Trent Drive, near the entrance to the Duke Clinics, and at the Smith Warehouse lot. Please do not pull a ticket at PG1, only use the Trent Drive entries and exits, and park your vehicle on the roof of the garage if possible. You must move your car out of PG1 and the Smith lot before 2:00 p.m. Sunday.

Unavailable Lots

Vehicles may not be moved to other West Campus locations including Card Gym, Edens Dr., Allen, Public Policy, Science Drive Garage, Bryan Center Garage and Bryan Center lot, Science Drive Visitor Lot, Gross Lot, Physics, Circuit, Duke University lots 1 & 2, and 614 Chapel Drive, Wannamaker Drive or 615 Chapel Drive, as these lots are designated for football and special event parking.


Vehicles must be removed from the Blue Zone and all Iron Duke lots by 6 a.m. on football game days. In accordance with the Duke event policy, vehicles not removed from, or returned to, the Blue Zone and Iron Duke lots within the required timelines, and vehicles parked in restricted areas will be fined $225; $100 for the fine and $125 for towing. Subsequent violations during the academic year may result in suspension of parking privileges for one calendar year. In order to retrieve a towed vehicle, visit Duke Police at 502 Oregon St. at night and on weekends, and Parking Services at 302 Science Drive, ground level of the garage, on weekdays.

Our Thanks

As we work together to best utilize our limited parking resources, we are counting on your support and school spirit to help make home football games successful. We appreciate your cooperation! Please contact Parking Services at or (919) 684-7275 if you have questions regarding Blue Zone parking regulations.