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Rangos Ballroom, CMU University Center
Unfortunately, the East Campus Garage at 5040 Forbes Ave is no longer free on weekends as in the past PittStops. It will cost $11 with no in and out privileges.
However, there is a free lot (Morewood Lot) 1048 Morewood Ave Pgh PA 15213 between Morewood Gardens and Stever House. Note: you cannot see the lot from Morewood Ave so it’s easy to miss. You must turn into a driveway that will lead you down to the lot. It is free after 5pm on Friday and free for the weekend. Then just walk to the end of the lot on the left and walk down to Forbes Ave, cross the street, and make a left-on Forbes to the University Center entrance on the right. Rangos Ballroom is on the second floor.
Also, you can park on Beeler St. which is just off Forbes Ave across from the end of the East Campus Garage. Parking is free after 7pm on Friday and all weekend. This is a residential area. Walk down to Forbes and down to the University Center.
Marriott City Center
Chatham Towers Parking Garage
This is an underground parking garage below the Marriott. There are three entrances. Two off Washington Pl and one off Fifth Ave. Cost $6 after 5pm but you must leave prior to 4am or the cost goes up an additional $10 or $16 total. Take the elevators to the lobby or top floor. Walk through the residents’ lobby into the Marriott lobby and take the steps to the second floor and find the Marquis Ballroom at the end of the hall. There are also elevators on the green level floor directly into the Marriott lobby but that closes at 1am.
Payment methods for Chatham Towers Parking Garage
Upon Entry, do not take a ticket, just insert your credit card. Your card will be returned, and the gate will open. Upon Exit, insert the SAME credit/debit card that you used when you entered. Your credit card will then be charged and returned to you with a receipt. The gate will open for you to exit.
- – No waiting at pay station
- – No need for cash
- – No ticket necessary
Paying with Cash at Pay Station Locations:
- – Level 3 – The Chatham Garage office lobby off 5th Avenue
- – Level 5 – Adjacent to the Two Chatham elevator lobby
Free Street Parking
There is limited free street parking on Washington Pl (northbound side only and not all the street) after 6pm. This is right across the street from the Marriott. Also, free street parking after 6pm on Fifth Ave but that is more of a walk to the Marriott. Do not park illegally. Pay attention to the signs on the street.
PPG Paints Arena South Lot Parking
This is off Center Ave just past the Marriott going east on the left side. You may have to make a U-Turn and enter going west.
Cost $8 at the pay station. Note there will be no attendant or gate, but they do take pictures of all the cars entering so you must pay. This is a short walk catty-corner to the Marriott.