Planning to attend the PGA Tour’s BMW Championship at Aronimink Golf Club in Newtown Square in September? It’s time to start thinking about where to park.
And if you drive a BMW, you are in luck.
With more than 120,000 people expected to attend the competition on Sept. 4 through 9, officials from the Western Golf Association have been working with local authorities to figure out the best way to get people to and from the event at Newtown Square’s Aronimink Golf Club.
The parking plan, which was released Wednesday, offers several different free parking options, including special lots for BMW owners and people using rideshare apps.
Parking will be available throughout the tournament at the Greater Philadelphia Expo Center located on the 100 block of Station Avenue in Oaks. While parking in this lot is free, spectators will need to register for a parking pass online before they arrive at the tournament.
Different passes are required for each day, so drivers will need to make sure to register their cars for each day they plan on attending the tournament.
For $25, people attending the tournament on Sept. 8 and 9 can park their cars in the Delaware County Community College lot on the 900 block of Media Line Road in Media. Passes must be purchased online prior to the tournament.
People driving their BMWs to the tournament will be able to park their cars for free in a separate lot from which a private shuttle service will transport them to the tournament. Parking in these lots is limited and passes will be distributed online. BMW drivers will receive the location of the lot when they register for passes.
Spectators using ride share or taxi services should be dropped off at The Episcopal Academy on the 1700 block of Bishop White Drive in Newtown Square. There, a complimentary shuttle service will pick them up and transport them to the tournament.
The BMW Championship, formerly known as the Western Open, caps the PGA Tour’s FedExCup playoffs. Seventy top PGA Tour players will compete in the BMW Championship to earn one of 30 spots in the PGA Tour championship. This is the first time since 1959 that the event is being held in Pennsylvania.
“With an exciting week of golf, the Western Golf Association aims to provide a first-class spectator experience … and that begins the moment they arrive,” WGA Senior Vice President of Tournaments Vine Pellegrino said. “We feel confident our plan will provide a safe, hassle-free experience for all golf fans.”