Friday, July 9, 2010

Parking and Shuttle Service in Knoxville

You have several choices for parking in Knoxville. The easiest is to park at the Knoxville Civic Coliseum and ride the shuttle right to the doors of the convention center. Here is a map of the route the shuttle will take to/from the Civic Coliseum..

Here are all of the options for parking during the show -
* Civic Coliseum including handicapped parking/shuttle
* Limited handicapped parking at the Poplar Street lot
* City parking garages
* Park at your downtown hotel and ride the City Trolley - check the schedule at your hotel

Downtown Show Parking - Knoxville Civic Coliseum
This year's AQS Express Shuttle makes your park and ride experience while visiting the show a breeze! Park in the garages on the north side of the Knoxville Civic Coliseum (500 Howard Baker Ave., Knoxville, TN 37915-2503 (865.215.8900,; pay $5 per day for parking with complimentary same day in and out privileges and then hop on board the AQS Express Shuttle for $1 each way ($2 round trip) and go straight to the Knoxville Convention Center's front door. Return to the Knoxville Civic Coliseum garages by catching the bus right outside the front door when you are finished at the show. Shuttles will run every 15 - 20 minutes. If you are making multiple visits to the show, you can purchase a $5 event pass for the shuttle and have unlimited rides available during the show week. Shuttle service will be available: Wed. - Fri., 7 a.m. to 9 p.m., and Sat., 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. There will be a handicapped shuttle at the coliseum to handle any visitors who need special assistance.

City Trolley Service - use this service if you are staying at the downtown hotels
Complimentary trolley service is available via the Knoxville Area Transit. A map of routes and trolley stops is available on the AQS Web site. The Orange Line and Blue Line have been extended for the duration of the show to include the following times and days. The trolleys provide service to each of the downtown hotels and the Knoxville Convention Center, as well as several downtown attraction areas.

Orange Line - pick up and drop off on the north side of Clinch (Holiday Inn side of Clinch) and on the west side of Locust (across Locust from the Hilton entrance). The Orange line services the Crowne Plaza, Holiday Inn, Four Points Sheraton and Hilton
Wed., July 14:    7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thurs., July 15:  7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri., July 16:      7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat., July 17,     7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Blue Line - pick up and drop off on the west side of Locust (across Locust from the Hilton entrance). The Blue Line services the Hilton, Marriott and Divid Coliseum garages. Both routes service Market Square and Gay Street.
Blue Line Schedule:
Wed., July 14:   7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Thurs., July 15: 7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Fri., July 16:     7 a.m. - 9 p.m.
Sat., July 17:    7 a.m. - 6 p.m.

Limited handicapped parking is available on a first-come basis in the Poplar Street lot, across from the convention Center. Persons parking in this lot will need to walk across the pedestrian walkway to the Knoxville Convention Center. 

City Parking Garages:
Parking is free at all city-owned garages after 6 p.m. on weekdays and throughout the weekend. City-owned garages include those at Locust Street, State Street, Market Square, and the Promenade.

See you at the show!

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