Unless you hold a season parking pass or a handicapped parking pass, you will not be allowed to park at the lots near Ryan Field (located at Ashland Avenue and Central Street in Evanston). In addition, street parking immediately around the stadium is limited, and authorities are vigilant about towing violators.
The following directions will lead you to free parking lots on campus, from which free shuttle buses can take you to Ryan Field. Shuttle buses begin running approximately two hours before kickoff, and run until one hour after the conclusion of the game.
Ryan Field Parking Guide
From the North:
Take I-94 to Skokie Blvd/ Route 41 Exit. Exit ramp becomes Skokie Boulevard. Continue south to Lake Avenue (2nd traffic light). Turn left on Lake Avenue and proceed east to Sheridan Road and continue south to football parking lots.
From the South:
Take I-90/94. Where I-90 and I-94 split, take I-94 towards Milwaukee. Follow I-94 to Dempster Street east and proceed east on Dempster Street to Chicago Avenue. Turn left onto Chicago Avenue and proceed north to football parking lots.
Alternate Route from the South:
Take Lake Shore Drive north to Sheridan Road. Continue north on Sheridan Road until you arrive at the Evanston Campus. Proceed to the football parking lots.
From the West/ O'Hare Airport:
Take I-55, I-88 or I-90 to I-294. Follow I-294 north to Dempster Street east. Proceed east on Dempster Street to Chicago Avenue. Turn left on Chicago Avenue and proceed north to football parking lots.
Alternate Exit from I-294 and I-94:
Take Touhy Avenue east and proceed to McCormick Boulevard. Turn left on McCormick Boulevard and proceed north to Dempster Street. Turn right on Dempster Street and proceed east to Forest Avenue. Turn left on Forest Avenue and proceed north to football parking lots.