MADISON, Wis. -

The WIAA state basketball tournament at the Kohl Center begins Thursday and is expected to tie up more parking spots in downtown Madison Thursday and Friday.

City of Madison Parking Utility officials said parking garages near the Kohl Center will be full or nearly full by early afternoon on Thursday and also between the hours of 8 a.m. – 5 p.m. on Friday.

A shuttle bus for basketball fans will run between the Alliant Energy Center and the Kohl Center. Details can be found on the WIAA’s website. The city recommends use of the shuttle for games before 5 p.m. on Thursday and Friday.

Real-time parking availability information for all City of Madison parking garages can be found online.