National Finals Rodeo Parking Lot and Traffic Impacts

Nov. 22, 2016

Tarkanian Way Closure for the National Finals Rodeo
Tarkanian Way from Harmon Avenue to the White Lot west of the Thomas and Mack Center (TMC) will be closed Saturday night, November 26, 2016 through Sunday, December 11, 2016 for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR). The closure on the 26th will not take place until after any sporting events scheduled for that day have concluded and will reopen on Monday, December 12, 2016.  For those individuals wanting to access Tropicana Avenue from Harmon Avenue, please use the drive west of the Lied Library.  This route will lead to the access road north of the TMC and ultimately to the drive leading out to Tropicana. The access road will be available until 5:15 p.m. weekdays.  Harmon Avenue to Swenson or Paradise should be used after this time.  Updates will be provided as they are received. Normal traffic patterns will resume beginning Monday, December 12, 2016.  Any questions can be directed to the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 895-1300.

National Finals Rodeo Parking Lot Impacts
The following schedule reflects parking lot impacts in preparation for and during the National Finals Rodeo.

Sunday, November 27, 2016
The far eastern portion of the White Lot will be held for the Pro Rodeo Zone and will reopen on Tuesday, December 13, 2016.

Thursday, December 1, 2016
The Black VIP Lot south of the Thomas and Mack Center will be closed to all faculty, staff & students after 10:00 a.m. on each event day.  The lot will be open for normal use on Monday, December 12, 2016.

Thursday, December 1, 2016 through Saturday, December 10, 2016
The following areas will be utilized for NFR activities:
White Lot (south/southeast of the Campus Services Building) - The near eastern portion of this lot will be used for NFR shuttle transportation. (approximately 750 spaces to include the pro rodeo zone).
Black VIP Lot (directly south of the Thomas and Mack Center) - This lot will be closed during the times stated above (approximately 320 spaces after 10:00 a.m.)
Naples Lot (north/northeast of the Campus Services Building) – The first two rows of this lot will be used for participant parking (approximately 330 spaces after 10:00 a.m.). The remaining west half of the lot will be used for bus and limo transportation after 2:00 p.m. and will be open for student parking up until that time.


Monday, December 12, 2016
Tarkanian Way will re-open for normal use on Monday, December 12, 2016.

ALTERNATIVE PARKING – Additional parking is available in Lot T throughout the day south of the Stan Fulton Building on the north side of campus west of the Flamingo access road, in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage, and in the University Gateway Garage on Maryland Parkway south of Café Rio after approximately 1:00 p.m. for those that wish to avoid the traffic and parking challenges starting Thursday, December 1, 2016.

EVENT STAFF – Part-time staff working the event will park in the lot west of Swenson west of the campus.

TROPICANA ACCESS – For those individuals in the Harmon Avenue area during the Tarkanian Road Closure, the access road north of the Thomas and Mack Center can be reached until 5:15 p.m. by using the drive west of Lied Library and following it to Tropicana Avenue.

ADDITIONAL TRAFFIC INFORMATION - It will be necessary for a brief amount of time in the evenings to redirect traffic at the Wilber Entrance off of Tropicana Avenue.  This enables the event staff to direct the attendees to the parking area across Swenson Avenue and to the White Lot once the Black Lot is full.  All University permit holders will still be allowed access to the Tropicana Parking Garage and the Red Lot, which will be staffed, to monitor space availability.  The heaviest inflow of traffic to the area will be between 4:30 p.m. and 7:00 p.m. on a typical workday.  Please plan accordingly.  Message boards will be placed in the area and a Clark County traffic technician will be on site to assist with traffic lights.

Questions can be referred to the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 895-1300.