Minneapolis closing streets near U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Vikings game
The City of Minneapolis will close streets around U.S. Bank Stadium for Sunday’s Minnesota Vikings game, which starts at noon.
Beginning at 6 a.m. Sunday, the City will close:
· Chicago Avenue, from Fourth Street to Sixth Street.
· Norm McGrew Place from Third Street to Fourth Street.
Beginning at 9 a.m. Sunday, the City will close:
· Fourth Street from Park Avenue to Interstate 35W.
These street closings are for traffic safety and security needs related to a large stadium event. All streets will reopen about one hour after the completion of the game.
Please note: Media who want to have live trucks inside the street closure area will need to be in place prior to the closures. All these vehicles will be searched thoroughly.
I-35 closed to traffic this weekend
This weekend, the Minnesota Department of Transportation is closing Interstate 35W from Highway 62 (the Crosstown) to Interstate 94. Drivers who regularly use I-35W to come to the game will need to find alternative routes. More information on the freeway’s closing is available on the MnDOT website.
Metered spaces change for events
Prior to the game, metered parking spaces on streets surrounding U.S. Bank Stadium will switch from hourly rates to event rates. Starting at 9 a.m., event rate spaces will require a flat fee of $25, which will cover parking costs for the entire game. Anyone starting a parking session after 1 p.m. will use hourly rates. To find out which streets have event rate parking, please see the attached map or use the interactive parking meter map at www.minneapolismn.gov/parking.
All of the City’s parking pay stations and the MPLS Parking app on a smartphone (iPhone or Android device) will automatically charge the rate in effect.
Drivers should follow all signed hours of enforcement, time limits and other parking restrictions.
Published Sep 29, 2017