Plan ahead as weekend events bring extra traffic into downtown Minneapolis
Public urged to take advantage of a variety of transportation options
The upcoming weekend will be busy in downtown Minneapolis, as concurrent events take place at Target Field, Target Center, and the Orpheum and State theaters. More than 50,000 people will fill those venues for Twins games, the Shrine Circus and concerts, and Downtown is ready to welcome folks to take part in all the activity. During previous weekends with multiple events, including nearly concurrent Twins and Vikings games, traffic congestion was minimal and there was plenty of available parking.
When attending any event Downtown, it’s a good idea for folks to plan ahead and explore their transportation options. The City of Minneapolis, Metro Transit, the Minnesota Twins, Target Center and many other partners are working together to keep traffic and pedestrians moving as smoothly as possible, and to spread the word to people who are coming Downtown on especially busy days so they can plan ahead for the increased activity.
Events Sept. 30:
- Twins game vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:10 p.m. at Target Field – Gates open at 5:30 p.m.
- Shrine Circus – 7 p.m. at Target Center – Doors open at 6 p.m.
Events Oct. 1
- Twins game vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 7:10 p.m. at Target Field – Gates open at 5 p.m.
- Shrine Circus – 10:30 a.m. and 7:30 p.m. at Target Center – Doors open one hour prior to showtime.
Events Oct. 2
- Twins game vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 12:10 p.m. at Target Field – Gates open at 10 a.m.
- Shrine Circus – Shows at 10:30 a.m., 3 p.m., and 7:30 p.m – Doors open one hour prior to showtime.
- Primus – 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theater
- Lewis C.K. – 8 p.m. and 10: 30 p.m. at the State Theater
Events Oct. 3
- Twins game vs. Toronto Blue Jays – 1:10 p.m. at Target Field – Gates open at 11 a.m.
- Shrine Circus – 1:30 p.m. and 6 p.m. at Target Center – Doors open one hour prior to showtime.
Getting where you’re going
Downtown is an urban setting that provides transportation opportunities to meet everyone’s desired experience, whether you want to drive, ride a bus, take a train, or bike or walk.
Visit www.targetcenter.com to learn more about all your transportation choices.
Published Sep. 30, 2010