UTEP, ParkMobile to Offer Reserved Parking for Campus Events
Last Updated on December 17, 2021 at 2:00 PM
Originally published December 17, 2021
By MC Staff
UTEP Marketing and Communications
The University of Texas at El Paso has entered a partnership with ParkMobile, a provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in the United States, to offer contactless parking reservations for events at UTEP. The agreement started Dec. 1, 2021.
Students, faculty and visitors will be able to reserve parking on campus via ParkMobile for entertainment activities at Sun Bowl Stadium, the Don Haskins Center, Magoffin Auditorium and other campus venues. The ParkMobile app is available through iPhone and Android.
To make a parking reservation, users search for the event venue in the ParkMobile app or website and select where to park. After users book a reservation, they can use their mobile pass or printed permit to redeem the reservation. Please note that UTEP athletic events are not part of the app yet.
“ParkMobile has seen much success with reservations at other universities around the state, so we look forward to welcoming the app to our campus,” said UTEP Vice President for Business Affairs Mark McGurk. “We hope that the reservation feature will make attending UTEP events a more seamless experience.”
Jorge Vazquez, executive director and general manager of UTEP’s Office of Special Events, said that his office was excited to introduce this easy-to-use phone app to patrons.
“This VIP parking service will provide the peace of mind to have close and convenient parking when you come to any of our events,” Vazquez said. “We truly believe that this service will make the experience of our guests exponentially better.”
Several El Paso venues and universities throughout Texas use ParkMobile, which has more than 1.6 million users throughout the state, and over 28 million users overall.
“We’re excited to welcome UTEP to our platform, which services 140-plus colleges and universities nationwide,” said Jeff Perkins, CEO for ParkMobile. “With multiple venues and 35 ParkMobile dedicated parking locations around campus, UTEP is utilizing our reservations feature all throughout the school.”
ParkMobile, LLC, is the leading provider of smart parking and mobility solutions in North America. Its contactless approach helps millions of people easily find, reserve and pay for parking on their mobile device. Thousands of locations across the country use the company’s technology including eight of the top 10 cities as well as college campuses, airports and stadiums.
People can use ParkMobile solutions to quickly pay for on-street and off-street parking without having to use a meter or kiosk. Additionally, ParkMobile offers parking reservations at stadium venues for concerts and sporting events. Reservations also are available in metro area garages, which allows people to drive into the city without having to worry about finding parking.
ParkMobile won the 2020 Stevie Awards for Achievement in Product Innovation and the 2019 Stevie Awards for Most Innovative Tech Company and Best Travel App.