You are using an older browser that does not support current Web standards. Although this site is viewable in all browsers, it will look much better in a browser that supports Web standards.

The Petersen Events CenterHilary DuffThe Cathedral of LearningBob DylanPitt Men's BasketballExercise Facilities

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 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 the Mellon 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, OH, or SO parking lots located near the Petersen Events Center. Event parking rates are usually $10 per vehicle, but may vary for each event. For additional parking information and parking locations, please call 412-624-4034 or see the map.

For special information regarding parking for Men's Basketball or Women's Basketball, please follow the appropriate link below:

Box Office & Team store 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 AreasDrop-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 see map.