Austin, Texas – Austin FC announced today the parking and mobility plan for events hosted Q2 stadium. Supported by partners including the City of Austin, Capital Metropolitan Transportation Authority (CapMetro), Corridor Program Office, Pavemint, and a series of neighborhood and third-party stakeholders, the mobility plan will ensure convenient and safe transportation to and from Q2 Stadium across bus, rail, bicycle, rideshare and shuttles in addition to passenger vehicles.
For attendees traveling by bus, a series of CapMetro options will drop visitors off in front of Q2 Stadium. MetroRapid 803 will operate at least every eight (8) minutes on matchdays and will drop passengers off in front of Q2 Stadium at the intersection of Burnet Road and Bright Verde Way, while extra MetroRapid vehicles will line up along Bright Verde Way at the conclusion of each match for southbound 803 service. Route 3 will operate on its normal schedule, and Route 383 will operate on an increased frequency of every 15 minutes prior to the start of an event with drop-offs occurring in front of Q2 Stadium on Burnet. Route 383 serves two (2) nearby Park & Rides: North Lamar Transit Center and Pavilion Park & Ride. Route 392 will operate on increased frequency of every 20 minutes between Q2 Stadium and Tech Ridge Transit Center. For attendees living and/or working in proximity to the Red Line, the CapMetro train will be an option with stops at Kramer Station next to the Domain. CapMetro will eventually construct a Red Line station which will be located immediately adjacent to Q2 Stadium.
Attendees utilizing rideshare (e.g., Lyft, Uber) can take advantage of a dedicated rideshare drop-off point on the west side of Q2 Stadium and post-match pick-up areas north and south of the stadium on Brockton Drive and Rutland Drive. Q2 Stadium will also accommodate private shuttles with a dedicated drop-off and pick-up area on the north end of the stadium. Fans will use the form linked here to pre-register their private shuttle drop-off at Q2 Stadium within 72 hours of each event. Additionally, Austin FC has invested in a bicycle valet system free to fans to make biking to Q2 Stadium as convenient as possible. Fans will be able to valet their bicycle on the east side of Q2 Stadium.
For those driving to Q2 Stadium, Austin FC has developed a parking network to meet the needs of matchday visitors. Pre-purchased on-site parking for all Austin FC regular season home matches at Q2 Stadium has already been secured by various permit holders through the purchase of certain season ticket products, and the on-site pre-paid parking lots for permit holders reside in the Southwest, East, and Northwest Lots. The Club estimates approximately 5,000 parking spaces will be required on match-days beyond the stadium’s on-site already reserved offerings. In partnership with Pavemint, Austin FC has secured parking spaces designed to meet the estimated demand via surrounding parking lots and garages within a mile (or in most cases less than a mile) of Q2 Stadium. Attendees will be able to pre-plan and prepurchase their parking spaces via Pavemint starting today. Pavemint will provide a convenient method to secure parking before traveling to Q2 Stadium, simplifying the parking process for visitors. All fans are encouraged to pre-plan and secure their parking spaces prior to leaving for Q2 Stadium.
“Pre-planning your trip to Q2 Stadium will be an important step for all guests”, commented Austin FC President, Andy Loughnane. “Public transportation options have been increased with the support of CapMetro, and our partnership with Pavemint will now provide access to prepaid parking spaces, which can be reserved well in advance of your arrival.”
A series of mobility maps and parking details are available at AustinFC.com/stadium. Q2 Stadium has created an email address for attendees wishing to provide feedback and/or wishing to ask questions, and those interested in providing insights and/or asking questions are invited to email firstname.lastname@example.org.
The parking and mobility plan is the result of a multi-agency coordination which first began on November 21, 2018 and actively collected feedback from neighbors and business owners prior to finalization.