Parking/Tar Heel Express


Please be attentive to all parking signs on campus. We encourage you to park in one of the pay lots downtown or to use the Tar Heel Express shuttle service which runs buses to campus from the NC 54 East/Friday Center and University Mall Park and Ride Lots two and one-half hours prior to game time. The fare for the shuttle is $5.00 round trip or $3.00 one way.

For more information about Park and Ride, call Chapel Hill Transit at (919) 968-2769.

Map of locations and routes

See maps to Tar Heel TownView Tar Heel Town Maps

You may consult the UNC Department of Transportation and Parking Special Event Web page for more details, and this page for additional game-day parking information.

Tar Heel Family

Tar Heel Town FAQ

What is the Inclement Weather Policy?

Tar Heel Town follows the same guidelines as the game and is open rain or shine. Tar Heel Town would only close if dangerous weather such as lightning or high winds were in the area.

How far is Tar Heel Town from Kenan Stadium?

THT is located on Polk Place (the quad between Wilson Library and South Building) and around the Bell Tower. It's just a short walk from the Stadium Drive entrance of Kenan Stadium and just up the hill from the Kenan Football Center. Click here to view a Kenan Stadium seating chart/map.

Are bathroom facilities available?

The buildings around Polk Place are open with restroom access.

Is Tar Heel Town just for kids?

THT is for fans of all ages. We encourage everyone — students, alumni, families and community members — to attend the lively pregame activities regardless of whether you're going to the game.

Is the area wheelchair-accessible or is it on grass?

THT is accessible via several brick sidewalks.

Do the football players give autographs at THT?

Fans can cheer the team as they arrive at the Old Well, but preparation for the game does not give players the opportunity to sign autographs.

Do we need money?

Admission to Tar Heel Town is free. Selected merchandise from UNC Student Stores and concessions are available for purchase. Parker's Barbecue of Wilson sells barbecue with all the fixin's and a beverage for $8.00. Complimentary face painting, interactive games and other free items are available on a game-to-game basis.