Memorial Stadium Construction to Impact Parking at Central Campus

Please note, the renovation and re-construction of the American Legion Memorial Stadium adjacent to Central Campus will begin this Thursday, Sept. 19, at 10 p.m. The Mecklenburg County Park and Recreation Department is undertaking this large-scale project.

As a result of this project, the following parking lots and parking spaces will be impacted or closed, beginning Thursday night:

  • The majority of Lot 7, located at the corner of North Kings Dr. and East Seventh St., will be closed. (Some spaces near the culinary arts center will remain open.)
  • The stadium’s accessible parking spaces on Armory Drive, near Charlottetowne Ave. will be closed.

For alternative parking options, please consult the Central Campus Parking map. As a reminder, Deck 1, located at the corner of East Seventh St. and Charlottetowne Ave., is now open and available for use. Also, additional accessible parking areas are available in Deck 1 and in Lot 5, near Central High.

We appreciate your patience and understanding in this matter. Please plan accordingly, and give yourself plenty of time to park your vehicle and get to class. If you have any questions, please contact Central Piedmont Facilities at 704.330.6000.

Film Shoot to Impact Traffic Patterns at Central Campus Aug. 20-24

A film shoot will take place at and around Memorial Stadium and Grady Cole Center, next to CPCC’s Central Campus, August 20-24. As a result, traffic patterns on the streets adjacent to this area will be impacted, specifically Sam Ryburn Way, which circles this stadium. Please follow the guidelines below to ease your access to/from Central Campus next week, and remember to leave early to allow for extra travel time during this five-day period.
  • Access to Student Parking Deck 3 (located at the corner of Charlottetowne and 7th Street) will be maintained at all times. On Monday morning, August 20, students are encouraged to use the west entrance (closest to Kings Drive).
  • Several handicapped spaces located along Sam Ryburn Way will be impacted. CMPD will be on site to provide access to these spaces to anyone with a handicapped parking permit and will ensure these drivers safely exit the grounds as well.
  • The CATS Special Services Bus Stop, located behind the ATC Building will be impacted too. CMPD officers will be on site to ensure students with special needs both board and exit the bus safely.
  • Traffic will be restricted from entering Sam Ryburn Way except for vehicles with Handicapped Parking Permits, the CATS Special Services Bus, and emergency vehicles.
Thank you so much for your patience and consideration during this time.