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Here is the best and newest information on parking and traffic at the USA CUP Weeklong Tournament

07/16/2018, 2:00pm CDT
By Barclay Kruse, NSC Chief Communications Officer

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

  • Parking is FREE and first-come, first-served. Arrive early and allow plenty of time to find a spot before your game starts. You may not be able to park in the lot adjacent to your field.
  • Carpools are encouraged.
  • The exits to most parking lots are "Right Turn Only" to speed exiting. However, the new roundabouts on 105th will allow exiting in both directions from the Main Lot, Super Rink Lot and Lots F and G
  • Once you find a parking space on campus, it is advised to move around the campus by walking or taking the Cart Shuttle system, rather than trying to re-park.
  • “Lot Full” signs will be put up when a lot is full.
  • Please park in designated spaces only. No parking on the grass.
  • We ask that all participants and spectators park in NSC parking lots ONLY. Please do not use the parking lots of the various business owners adjacent to our complex. Vehicles parked in these lots may be subject to towing at owners' expense.

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