Fayetteville, Arkansas, is located in Washington County in the northwest corner of the state of Arkansas. The local commercial airport is Northwest Arkansas Regional (airport code — XNA), but teams may also use Fayetteville Executive Airport (also known as Drake Field; airport code — FYV). Please note, commercial flights do not fly into Drake Field.
The University of Arkansas campus is accessed from Interstate 540 at three major exits: 60 (Razorback Road), 62 (MLK/Sixth Street) and 63 (Weddington Road). The core athletic facilities (with the exception of Baum Baseball Stadium and the Tyson Indoor Track Center) are located between Razorback Road on the west and Stadium Drive on the east and Maple Street on the North and Sixth Street (Martin Luther King Blvd/Sixth Street) on the South.
Volleyball Venue: Barnhill Arena
Location: Between Razorback Road and Stadium
Address: 285 N. Stadium Drive, Fayetteville, AR 72701
TRAVEL AND DIRECTIONS
Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Opened in 1998, XNA is home to five commercial airlines. It is located near the town of Highfill and is approximately 35 minutes from campus. The airlines servicing XNA are: Allegiant Air, American, Continental, Delta, Northwest, United and USAir. The major automobile rental companies are on site and include: Avis, Budget, Hertz, Enterprise, National and Thrifty. Although many airlines and ticketing systems refer to NW Arkansas Regional as “Fayetteville,” please do not confuse XNA with Fayetteville’s Drake Field (FYV) when making your travel plans. While FYV was the region’s major airport until 1998, no commercial airlines operate from Drake.
Directions to Barnhill Arena from Northwest Arkansas Regional Airport (XNA)
Follow the airport road south to its termination at Arkansas Route 264. Turn left on 264 and wind along the road approximately five miles to the town of Cave Springs. Route 264 dead ends into Arkansas 112. At this stop sign, turn right and head south about 1000 meters. Just past Lake Keith (on the left) and a church, turn left to continue on Route 264 (Lowell, Ark.) to the east. After another five miles, 264 intersects Interstate 540. Turn south (right) on I-540 and proceed 15 miles to Fayetteville. At the first major interchange in Fayetteville, do not take the Fayetteville business district fork. Proceed down I-540 (Fort Smith) to bypass Fayetteville to Exit 62 – Sixth Street (also known as Martin Luther King Jr. Blvd.). After exiting, turn left at the traffic light heading east on Sixth Street (MLK) to campus. Turn left (north) on Razorback Road traveling past Bud Walton Arena, John McDonnell Track and Field and the Walker Indoor and football practice facility. Turn right (east) on Meadow Street and turn left at the second driveway. This drive passes under the HPER overhang and brings you into the parking lot on the south side of Barnhill Arena.
Drake Field (FYV)
Located five minutes from the University of Arkansas campus, Drake Field was the major commercial airport until 1998. Most teams using charter service will use FYV and a full-service FBO is at the field to accommodate charter aircraft. Rental vehicles can be arranged through Fayetteville-based car rental firms to be dropped at Fayetteville Air Service.
Directions to Barnhill Arena from Drake Field (FYV)
On leaving the driveway from Drake Field, turn right on US Highway 71 (north). Drive one mile to the interchange between old 71 and 71B. This is the first traffic light north of the airport. Turn left and the road will merge into I-540. The first exit is Cave Springs Road/Razorback Road. Take the exit, then turn right on Cave Springs/Razorback. Drive north one mile, traveling through a four-way stop at Baum Stadium and the Randal Tyson Track Center then through a traffic light (intersection with Sixth Street/Martin Luther King Blvd). After the traffic light, the campus begins and athletic venues are located along Razorback. Travel past Bud Walton Arena, John McDonnell Track and Field and the Walker Indoor and football practice facility. Turn right (east) on Meadow Street and turn left at the second driveway. This drive passes under the HPER overhang and brings you into the parking lot on the south side of Barnhill Arena.