105th Ave NE reconstruction
The question we’ve been getting over the past month is, “Will the construction project be completed and the road opened up in time for USA CUP?” The answer is yes. The new road was opened to traffic last Thursday morning, July 12.
What used to be a potholed four-lane 50 m.p.h. road cutting through the NSC campus has been repaved and two new access points – three-legged roundabouts -- to the NSC campus have been constructed. One roundabout is situated to allow access into and out of the Main/Super Rink parking lot. A second roundabout just east will access to parking lots on the north side of 105th.
Through traffic is no longer allowed on the fire lane along the south side of the Indoor Sports Hall and the Stadium.
Closure of road to Parking Lot B
The access road to Parking Lot B along the south side of the NSC Stadium will be permanently closed to through public driving. The road will be closed at the east end of Parking Lot A (southwest corner of the Sports Hall building) to the northeast corner of field C2. Minnesota United FC players and staff will continue to have access to Parking Lot B, as will National Sports Center operations staff accessing the NSC maintenance building.
Commuters who used this road as a cut-through the NSC campus will no longer be able to use that option. Some Super Rink customers used this road as a back way to the rink, and they will now need to use the entrance off Davenport next to Centerview Elementary School.
Lot G, on the NSC's north campus, had many open parking spaces throughout the recently-completed USA CUP Weekend Tournament.
Looking for easy open parking spaces? Use Lots A and G
During the just-completed USA CUP Weekend Tournament, we noticed two parking lots that had plenty of open spaces all day long:
Lot G is a large gravel lot on the north campus. It can be accessed from either 109th NE or 105th NE. It’s an easy walk from Lot G to any of the north-side fields.
Lot A off Davenport St. is the new paved parking lot for the Indoor Sports Hall adjacent to the NSC Velodrome. Access to this lot is off Davenport St. NE. From this lot it’s an easy walk to field U2, the Stadium fields, The Hub, Welcome Center and the Adidas Super Store.
And finally, here are some other parking tips for USA CUP
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