Plan ahead Aug. 17 as multiple events bring extra traffic into downtown Minneapolis
Public urged to take advantage of a variety of transportation options
The evening of Tuesday, Aug. 17 will be busy in downtown Minneapolis, as concurrent events take place at Target Center, Target Field, and a nearby lot. Nearly 50,000 people will fill those venues for Twins games and concerts, so it’s important that folks plan ahead and explore their transportation options.
Events on Aug. 17:
- Twins game vs. the Chicago White Sox at Target Field – 7:10 p.m. – Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
- Rockstar Energy Drink Uproar Festival at Target Center, featuring Disturbed, Avenged Sevenfold, Stone Sour, and Halestorm – Indoor concert begins at 6:30 p.m. – Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
- Prior to the concert at Target Center, there will be a FREE outdoor festival a few blocks away in a lot along 1st Avenue between 10th and 11th streets. The festival runs from 3:15 to 5:30 p.m. and features Hellyeah, Airbourne, Hail the Villain, and New Medicine. The outdoor festival portion is free, but fans will need a ticket to enter Target Center.
The City of Minneapolis, Target Center, the Minnesota Twins, and other partners are working together to mitigate traffic congestion as much as possible and to spread the word to folks who are coming Downtown the evening of Aug. 17 so they can plan ahead.
Published Aug. 16, 2010