New parking plan for Air Show after cars get stuck

Cars stuck in parking area. (Jake Ryle/WDTN)
Cars stuck in parking area. (Jake Ryle/WDTN)

DAYTON, Ohio (WDTN) – Several cars had to be towed after becoming stuck in the mud in parking areas for the Vectren Dayton Air Show.

Officials say an estimated 88 cars were stuck in the grass and clay lots. Public Safety Director, Roger Doctor, says event planners closed areas of the parking lots before today’s events, but others became saturated during the day.

Vandalia and Butler Township police departments re-routed traffic to paved areas. Tow trucks were on hand to remove the stuck cars from the lot. Officials tell 2 NEWS event organizers will pay for all towing expenses.

Officials said there will be paved parking for visitors on Sunday.

The plan allows for spectators entering or leaving the event via I-75 at Northwoods Boulevard or National Road to be directed to three parking lots based on parking permits.

  • General Admission Parking will be at the former Emery Flight Building on Old Springfield Road.
  • P-Lot Parking will be rerouted to the new location off Northwoods Boulevard at the former Vandalia Delphi building.
  • VIP Parking will be located on paved areas inside the fence near the main gate.

All parking locations will air-conditioned buses continuously running to assist spectators. provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others and keep the conversation on topic and civil. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review.

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