Maps, Directions, Parking, and Transportation

Maps and Directions

Located on the UT’s Knoxville campus, Thompson-Boling Arena is easily accessible from any direction. The arena is located at the corner of Philip Fulmer Way and Lake Loudon Boulevard.

From McGhee Tyson Airport to Thompson Boling Arena. McGhee Tyson Airport has eight major airlines serving nineteen non-stop destinations, including Atlanta, Dallas/Ft. Worth, Orlando, Miami, New York, Chicago, Denver, Washington, and more.

From Nashville International Airport to Thompson Boling Arena. Nashville International Airport has ten major airlines serving fifty non-stop destinations, including Boston, Denver, Detroit, Houston, Los Angeles, Minneapolis/St. Paul, New Orleans, Seattle, and more.

From Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport to Thompson Boling Arena. Chattanooga Metropolitan Airport has four major airlines serving eight non-stop destinations: Atlanta, Charlotte, Chicago, Dallas, Detroit, Washington, DC, Orlando, and Tampa/St. Petersburg.


Parking and Transit Services will make free parking available for all graduates and their guests in student parking areas. Student parking areas include:

  • G-10 garage located next to Thompson Boling Arena (enter off Neyland Drive or Phillip Fulmer Way)
  • Any student surface parking lot that displays a sign with the letter “C” or “N” (for example, C-6)
  • Accessible parking spaces are available in the G-10 garage and in many other UT parking lots

Please be advised that parking in staff parking areas is prohibited.

Possible travel delays could occur due to construction on and around campus. We recommend you allow sufficient driving and parking time. Please check for any road closure notices on the UT campus at or

Please note that Thompson-Boling Arena is quite large, and the distances and inclines between parking and the building entrance may be impediments to persons who have difficulty walking. Please plan on additional time to walk these distances.

The City of Knoxville also has a number of public parking facilities located in downtown Knoxville near many of the local hotels.


The “T” bus system provides free transportation throughout campus, and a free trolley system connects the university with downtown Knoxville. The T-Link is an on-demand shuttle service providing safe, nighttime transportation linking UT’s main and agricultural campuses and the Fort Sanders area as far as Grand Avenue (excluding the Cumberland Avenue Strip).

Knoxville Area Transit (KAT) operates buses, trolleys, and para-transit across the city. It carries more than 3.6 million passengers each year.