MTD Pulse

MTD 280 tranSPORT Volleyball to Launch Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Lisa Meid

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE: Friday, August 17, 2018

SID Contact: Libby Knight (C: 217-714-1218 or eknight2@illinois.edu)

MTD Contact: Lisa Meid (C: 217-649-1254 or lmeid@mtd.org)

MTD 280 tranSPORT Volleyball to Launch Tomorrow, Saturday, August 18, 2018

Parking Map | Ticket & Match Day Information | Buy Tickets | 280 tranSPORT Shuttle Information

CHAMPAIGN, Ill. – Due to the loss of the grass lot south of Huff Hall for the new Siebel Center for Design at Illinois, there will be changes to the volleyball match day parking operations during the 2018 season and beyond. Despite this loss of parking, there are various lots within a 10-minute walk of Huff Hall, as well as metered spaces surrounding the facility.

Illinois Athletics and the Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) are also pleased to announce a new park & ride service to help alleviate parking congestion at Huff Hall this fall. The free 280 tranSPORT Volleyball service will launch on Saturday (August 18) for the Orange & Blue Scrimmage and will shuttle fans from the Bielfeldt Administration Building to Huff Hall. More information is available HERE.

MTD’s Managing Director, Karl Gnadt, had this to say about adding Volleyball service to the 280 tranSPORT, “One of our most popular routes has long been the tranSPORT on football game days. We’re excited to expand our partnership with the Division of Intercollegiate Athletics to include the nationally-ranked volleyball team. tranSPORT has always received rave reviews from riders, and expanding its reach to Volleyball is a natural way to help Illinois out with its parking limits at Huff Hall.”

Please take the time to read all of the parking options outlined below before arriving on match day.

Parking Information

» All university parking lots require a permit on weekdays from 6 a.m. to 5 p.m. CT and is free after 5 p.m. and on weekends.

» There are numerous metered spaces available surrounding Huff Hall on Gregory Street, Armory Avenue and Fourth Street. University of Illinois meters are enforced until 6 p.m. CT on weekdays.

» As a general rule and precaution, patrons should check meters for rates and hours of enforcement as there are City of Champaign, City of Urbana and University meters on campus.

Park and Walk Options

1) Lot E12 | Available after 5 PM

- Located behind Huff Hall

- Access on Gregory Drive

2) Lot E15 | Available after 5 PM

- Across from the College of Law building
- Access on Pennsylvania Avenue
- Distance: 0.2 mile - Five-minute walk to Huff Hall

3) Lot E3 | Available after 5 PM
- Next to the Main Library
- Access on Sixth Street
- Distance: 0.2 mile - Five-minute walk to Huff Hall

4) Lot E24 | Metered Lot
- Near the ARC
- Located on the corner of First Street and Peabody Drive
- Distance: 0.4 mile – Nine-minute walk to Huff Hall

5) State Farm Center – Lots E4, E5, F4, F5
- Available when no other events are occurring
- Distance: 10-minute walk to Huff Hall from lots E4 and E5

6) Bielfeldt Administration Building - Lot E9 | Available after 5 PM
- Access on Fourth Street and St. Mary's Road
- Distance: 0.7 mile – 13-minute walk to Huff Hall
- Complimentary MTD shuttle available from this lot

Champaign-Urbana Mass Transit District (MTD) 280 tranSPORT complimentary shuttle 
- ADA Compliant 

- Shuttle will begin route 90 minutes prior to first serve, and will run continuously up until 60 minutes after the match has concluded

- Pick up and drop off location will be in the circle drive of the Bielfeldt Administration Building

- Patrons will be dropped off at the west entrance of Huff Hall on Fourth Street and will return to Bielfeldt for a shuttle back to their car(s) following the matches

- There is no charge for the 280 tranSPORT Volleyball service and all members of the public may ride

Thank you for your understanding of these changes for volleyball match day parking options. We look forward to seeing you in Huff Hall throughout the 2018 Illinois volleyball season.

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