Events expected to fill UA parking lots on Wednesday

A sign along Martin Luther King Jr. Boulevard directing traffic for Wednesday night’s Condoleeza Rice lecture misspells the word ‘Baum.’

Photo: Todd Gill, Flyer staff

Two events planned on the University of Arkansas campus are expected to bring heavy traffic and extra demand for parking on Wednesday, March 5.

Former Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice will speak at 7 p.m. in Barnhill Arena as part of the school’s Distinguished Lecture Series. At the same time the Arkansas Razorback men’s basketball team hosts Ole Miss for Senior Night in Bud Walton Arena.

Officials have released a PDF map detailing the available parking for the three events on the University Parking website.

The Condoleezza Rice lecture is free, open to the public and no tickets are required. Barnhill Arena will be open at 5:30 p.m. for the lecture. Free parking will be available after 5 p.m. in lot 44, the Stadium Avenue parking garage, and the Baum Stadium East parking lot. Limited parking for people with disabilities will be available in lot 59. Bus shuttle service will be available from Baum East to the Rice event only. Return shuttle service will also be available.

Parking for the two Razorback events will be in the designated Razorback Foundation donor parking lots.

“There will be much more traffic than normal for a Wednesday night,” said Tyler Priest, chair of the Distinguished Lecture Series committee. “But it will also be much less traffic – and much less demand for parking – than the university experiences for a typical home football game. We are confident that everything will go smoothly.”

Parking map (click to enlarge)