Traffic Information

Northbound or Southbound

– Guests are encouraged to arrive no later than 45 to 60 minutes before tip-off or face-off to avoid last minute traffic delays.

– Traffic personnel and message boards will direct guests to the closest available parking lot (which may be away from the arena).

– Other major events on campus may affect traffic patterns

– Traveling Northbound or Southbound on SR-315 to Lane Ave to Fred Taylor Drive

  • Traffic will be permitted to free flow to available parking until day of game lots reach 80% capacity.
  • As day of game lots reach 80% capacity, Northbound Fred Taylor Drive traffic at Lane Avenue will be restricted to parking permits only.
  • Traffic message boards and traffic officers will direct traffic to available parking south of Lane Ave and/or east of Olentangy River Rd.

– Traveling Northbound or Southbound on SR-315 to Ackerman Rd to Fred Taylor Drive

  • Traffic will be permitted to free flow to available parking until day of game lots reach capacity.
  • As day of game lots reach capacity, Southbound Fred Taylor Drive traffic will be sent through to Woody Hayes Drive
  • Traffic message boards will direct traffic to available parking south of Lane Ave.

Westbound

– Traveling Westbound on Lane Ave from High Street, guests are encouraged to park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.

– Traveling Northbound on Olentangy River Road, guests are encouraged to turn right at Lane Avenue and park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.

– Traveling Southbound on Olentangy River Road, guests are encouraged to turn left at Lane Avenue and park in the St. John Arena Lots and the Lane Avenue West Garage.

– 80% of guests use SR-315 to access the area

  • From the south, guests can use Medical Center Drive, Ackerman Road, and North Broadway exits
  • From the north, guests can use North Broadway, Ackerman Road, and Kinnear/King exits
  • Guests are encouraged to also use alternate routes into the area such as Olentangy River Road, I-71, or High Street.

– A complete map identifying day of game lots, season permit lots, disability lots and outbound traffic may be found here.