National Finals Rodeo Parking Lot and Traffic Impacts

Nov. 26, 2019

National Finals Rodeo Parking Lot and Traffic Impacts

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 30, 2019 through Sunday, December 15, 2019 for the National Finals Rodeo (NFR), reopening on Monday, December 16. The closure on the 30th will take place after sporting events scheduled for that day have concluded.

To access Tropicana Avenue from Harmon. Avenue, please use the drive west of the Lied Library.

  • This route leads to the access road north of the TMC and ultimately to the drive leading out to Tropicana.
  • The access road is available until 5:15 p.m. weekdays. Please use Harmon Avenue to University Center Drive (formerly Swenson Avenue) or Paradise should be used after this time.
  • Brief closures of this access before November 30 may occur when horses, etc. are on the roadway.

We will provide updates as we receive them. Normal traffic patterns will resume Monday, December 16, 2019. Please call the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 895-1300 with any questions.

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

Sunday, December 1, 2019
The far eastern portion of the White Lot will be closed for the Pro Rodeo Zone and will reopen on Tuesday, December 17, 2019.

Thursday, December 5, 2019 through Saturday, December 14, 2019
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 to all faculty, staff & students after 10:00 a.m. on each event day (approximately 320 spaces).

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 far west half of the lot will be used for bus and limo transportation, with the central remaining portion of the lot open for student parking up until 2:00 p.m. daily.

Monday, December 16, 2019
Tarkanian Way will re-open for normal use on Monday, December 16, 2019.

Alternative Parking Options – Additional parking is available in Lot T throughout the day south of the Stan Fulton Building (north side of campus west of the Flamingo access road). For individuals wanting to avoid the traffic and parking challenges starting Thursday, December 5, 2019, additional garage parking is typically available at various times after approximately 3:00 p.m. in the Cottage Grove Parking Garage (north side of campus on Cottage Grove Avenue), and in the University Gateway Garage (at Maryland Parkway and Dorothy south of Café Rio).

Event Staff – Part-time staff working the event will park in the far west side of the White Lot.

Additional Traffic Information

For brief periods in the evening, we will need to redirect traffic at the Wilbur entrance off Tropicana Avenue. This enables the event staff to direct the attendees to the parking area across University Center Drive (formerly 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, which will be staffed to control 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.

Thank you for your cooperation and patience!

Please feel free to call the Parking and Transportation Services Office at 895-1300 with any questions.