Directions & Parking

The Petersen Events Center is located at 3719 Terrace Street in the heart of Oakland. Situated on the upper campus, next to Trees Hall, Fitzgerald Field House, and the Cost Center, the Petersen Events Center's main lobby entrance is located on Terrace Street in between Darragh and DeSoto Streets. The concourse level entrance is located on Allequippa Street.

Directions To The University Of Pittsburgh's Campus

From Pittsburgh International Airport (From the West)

  • Take I-279 toward Pittsburgh. Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376
  • Exit I-376 at the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit (2A)
  • Merge onto Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Once on Forbes Avenue, determine which parking area you wish to park at and use the attached map for directions to determine how to get there

From the Pennsylvania Turnpike (From the East)

  • Take the Pittsburgh/Monroeville Exit (Exit 57). Follow I-376 toward Pittsburgh
  • Take the Oakland Exit (3B). Proceed up the hill through the first traffic light
  • Continue on Bates Street where you can reach Forbes Avenue by turning left on ANY of the following roads off of Bates: (in order of which you would drive by) McKee Place, Semple St., Atwood St., or S. Bouquet St.
  • Continue on road of your choice until you reach the intersection with Forbes Avenue
  • Once at the intersection, determine which parking area you wish to park at and use the attached map for directions to determine how to get there from Forbes Avenue

From the North - Recommended To Avoid Oakland Medical And Rush Hour Traffic

  • Take I-79 South to I-279 South to I-579 (Veterans Bridge – Exit 8A)
  • Take the 6th Avenue Exit and follow the signs to PPG Paints Arena
  • Turn left at Bigelow Boulevard (PA 380 E.)
  • Continue on Bigelow Boulevard and turn right onto Herron Avenue
  • Herron turns into the Robinson Street Extension
  • Continue on the Robinson Street Extension and use the attached map for directions on how to access the Towerview and OC Parking lot via the OC Driveway.

From the South

  • Take I-79 North to I-279 North towards Pittsburgh
  • Pass through the Fort Pitt Tunnel, stay to the right, and bear right at the first ramp over the bridge onto I-376
  • Exit I-376 at the Oakland/Forbes Avenue Exit (2A)
  • Merge onto Forbes Avenue toward Oakland
  • Once on Forbes Avenue, determine which parking area you wish to park at and use the attached map for directions to determine how to get there

From Downtown (Accessible from the North, South, West, or East)

  • Take Bigelow Boulevard (PA 380 E.) near the north side of the Mellon Arena
  • Continue on Bigelow Boulevard and turn right onto Herron Avenue
  • Herron turns into the Robinson Street Extension
  • Continue on the Robinson Street Extension and use the attached map for directions on how to access the Towerview and OC Parking lots

Parking

For all events, the University of Pittsburgh recommends that attendees park in the OC, TV, OH, PG or SO parking lots located near the Petersen Events Center. Event parking rates are usually $20 per vehicle but may vary for each event. For additional parking information and parking locations, please call 412-624-4034 or view the map.

Parking Lot Addresses

  • OC Lot – 3505 Allequippa Street Pittsburgh , PA 15213.
  • TV Garage (Towerview ) – 3505 Allequippa Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213 (Upper entrance)
  • O’Hara Garage – 3915 O’Hara Street Pittsburgh , PA 15213.
  • PG garage(School of Public Health) -3812 O’Hara Street, Pittsburgh PA 15213.
  • Soldiers and Sailors Garage- 4390 Bigelow Blvd, Pittsburgh PA 15213.

The BioScience Tower Garage (BST) garage is the closest accessible parking garage to the Petersen Events Center. The BST garage accessible entrance is diagonal to the front of the building on Terrace Street. A valid placard or license plate is required to park in the accessible spaces in this garage. All guests are encouraged to arrive early in an attempt to secure parking that best accommodates their needs. 

  • The address of the BST garage is 3505 Terrace Street Pittsburgh, PA 15213.

Park Mobile App

ParkMobile gives you a smarter way to park when you're on the go. This is a free app makes it easy to find and pay for parking . This app also gives you the chance to reserve spots ahead of time for concerts and sporting events.  Here are the garage numbers:

  • Soldiers and Sailors Garage- 94023
  • O’Hara Garage – 94019
  • OC Lot - 94016
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Basketball Parking Information

For special information regarding parking for Men's Basketball or Women's Basketball, please follow the Panther's Basketball website.

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Box Office & Pitt Shop Parking

For the Lobby Level (athletic) box office, short-term parking is available in the J parking lot located adjacent to the front steps of the building. For the Concourse Level (non-athletic) box office, there are 30-minute parking meters available in front of Sutherland Hall on Allequippa Street.

Bus Parking

Bus parking may vary for each show. Please call our event hotline at 412-648-3054 for current arrangements.

Drop-Off / Pick-Up Areas

Drop-off and pick-up for guests attending events at the Petersen Events Center should be made at the main lobby entrance on Terrace Street. For those needing a wheelchair accessible entrance, please use the main lobby entrance. For additional information please call 412-624-4034 or view the map.

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