Park Easily on Set THE Record Night With These Simple Tips

Nov. 4, 2008

SANTA BARBARA, Calif. - Wednesday will be a historic night at UC Santa Barbara as the men's soccer team will attempt to set THE attendance record in the Gauchos' final regular season game vs. Cal Poly and the women's basketball team opens the Lindsay Gottlieb era.

Since both games start at 7 p.m. and are close in proximity, here are some simple parking tips to make your Wednesday easy and enjoyable. There will be plenty of signage to direct all UCSB fans, but these tips should help you get to either game.

The Athletics Department is excited about hosting both events and wants all Gaucho fans to experience the fun and convenient ways to watch their favorite teams play. You can access a campus map here to help you plan your evening.

Q: If I am going to the men's soccer game vs. Cal Poly, where should I park?
Lot 22, the parking structure located on Ocean Road, is one of two options for fans choosing to attend the soccer match. The other is the Mesa Structure, located on the corner of Mesa Road and Ocean Road. Stadium Road will be closed at 6 p.m.

Q: If I am going to the women's basketball game vs. Westmont, where should I park?
Lot 27, located in front of the Thunderdome, is reserved for season ticket holders who bought a parking pass. The remaining fans are asked to park in Lot 22.

Q: Can I purchase tickets to the soccer match before the game so I can skip the line and get right in to Harder Stadium?
Yes. Fans can purchase tickets all day Wednesday by calling (805) 893-UCSB or coming to the Intercollegiate Athletics Ticket Office in the Intercollegiate Athletics building on campus or by clicking here. Fans can also buy tickets at Harder Stadium beginning at 4 p.m. so they can avoid long lines of fans who will be eager to set THE record.

Q: What time should I arrive since both games are starting at 7 p.m.?
Fans are encouraged to arrive early to ensure they make either kickoff or tip-off. Allow yourself time to park and walk to either Harder Stadium or the Thunderdome.

Q: What if I don't have a campus map when I get to UCSB?
That's OK. There will be plenty of signs directing fans to each lot depending on the event you are going to. Nobody will be turned away from enjoying Gaucho athletics.

If you have more questions regarding anything about Wednesday night, please call (805) 893-8613 and be specific with your questions so we can help you in every way possible.