MN United FC Parking at TCF Bank Stadium
On United FC game days, drivers should anticipate congestion and delays while travelling to/from and around campus. Carpooling and alternate methods (transit, bike, walk) are highly recommended.
Because of limited road capacity around the stadium, fans should anticipate that streets around campus will be congested for about one hour after the game. Incidents on the roadways or freeways can increase exiting time.
MN United FC and TCF Bank Stadium Basics
TCF Bank Stadium Bag Policy
There will be NO tailgating. Alcohol consumption is not permitted outside of TCF Bank Stadium.
Fan Parking Passes
Guarantee your parking spot NOW! Avoid circling campus and looking for a spot to park.
By purchasing a season parking pass, you have access to park in the same facility for every game. Season parking passes are sold according to availability.
For those going to a single game, single game parking passes are also sold online.
Personalized Travel Maps (to your purchased season parking pass location)
After purchasing your parking, personalized maps and directions will be emailed to you. These maps provide a recommended travel route into and out of campus for each (certain campus roads may be closed to traffic). This information is subject to change.
Note: each map has MULTIPLE pages!
Single game parking (CASH ONLY) is available on a first-come, first-served basis.
• 4th St. Ramp – 1625 4th St. SE, Minneapolis – $15
• Oak St. Ramp – 401 Oak St. SE, Minneapolis – $15
• Lot 37 - 1811 5th St SE, Minneapolis - $20
•Ski-U-Mah Lot - 2301 6th St SE, Minneapolis - $20
Victory Lot 2302 6th Street SE, Minneapolis - $20
All single game parking is based on availability. As a parking facility fills, parking attendants may direct you to the nearest available location.
A state-issued disability permit or license plate is required to use disability parking on campus.
• Maroon Lot – season and single game passes (order online)
• University Ave. Ramp – day-of-game ($15 - cash only)
PTS and other University departments have partnered with local and state transportation officials to create a comprehensive parking and traffic plan for fans to provide the best campus travel experience possible.
PTS has developed a traffic management plan designed to ease congestion and ensure safe, efficient movement through campus on game days.
|• Officers are stationed at key intersections, parking access points and pedestrian crossings
• Special event signal timing will be implemented
|• Pre-game – favors inbound traffic|
|• Post-game - favors outbound traffic|
|• Local electronic message signs alert drivers of event-related parking information
• An on-campus traffic management center monitors Minnesota Department of Transportation (Mn/DOT) and local video feeds
• Watch for back-ups/incidents
• Communicate messages to the public via electronic message signs
|• On-street parking is temporarily restricted at select locations to promote efficient traffic flow
• Some streets immediately adjacent to TCF Bank Stadium are partially or fully closed to accommodate large pedestrian volumes before and after events
• For parking facilities north of University Avenue, season ticket holders are encouraged to use University Avenue via I-35W or Highway 280
• For facilities south of University Avenue, season ticket holders are encouraged to use Huron Avenue and Washington Avenue
Street Traffic Restriction (Pre-Game)
Street Traffic Restriction (Post-Game)
On-Street Parking Restrictions
For those who would rather avoid driving to campus on game days, there are a number of transportation choices.
For help planning your game day trip by bus, light rail or train, please visit Metro Transit for personalized trip planning or call 612-373-3333.
METRO TRANSIT BUSES
Take your local bus route to the METRO Green Line to gain direct access to the game with a drop-off right at Stadium Village Station. TCF Bank Stadium can be conveniently accessed on routes 2, 3, or 6. And don't forget the Northstar Commuter Rail. So don’t worry about the usual traffic and parking headaches and save the energy for cheering on the team!
Get advanced bus and train tickets for games.
You can also purchase an Event 6-Hour Pass for $3.50 from the bus driver for easy round-trip travel.
The Metro Transit Green Line links downtown Minneapolis, downtown St. Paul, the University of Minnesota and many neighborhoods. There is a convenient stop located just outside of TCF Bank Stadium. The Stadium Village Station is located off 23rd Avenue on the south side of the stadium. light rail trains operate every 10-15 minutes on Sundays. Park in one of 2,800 free Park & Ride spaces along the METRO Blue Line and purchase an Event 6-Hour Pass for $3.50 from the ticket machine on the rail station platform for easy round trip travel. Take the METRO Blue Line to the Downtown East Station, get off the train, board the METRO Green Line to the Stadium Village Station and enjoy the game. After the game, show your Event 6-Hour Pass to board the Green Line again.
Biking is a great option for coming to the game. Use the bike lanes around campus to get here. A few good choices are:
• 5th Street SE
• 4th Street SE
• University Avenue
Find bike routes at cyclopath.org
Approximately 288 bicycle parking spaces are located around the stadium.
Motorcycles are treated the same as cars. Motorcyclists can park in any cash lot for single game parking by paying the public event rate or they can purchase a regular season parking pass with their season tickets.
Taxi Pick-up and Drop-off
Taxi access is located on University Ave south of TCF Bank Stadium and at the northeast corner of the Oak St and 4th St intersection. The taxi staging areas are posted with signs. Stopping in any through traffic lanes is prohibited.
Uber and Limo Drivers
Uber and limousine drivers can stop for drop-off and pick-up on Beacon Street between Oak and Ontario Streets (see map below).
All charter operations are required to use the City of Minneapolis Charter Bus parking system. Buses will be assigned to a designated zone near TCF Bank Stadium and will need to display a printable permit.
The Charter Bus Parking Map below shows charter bus parking location and a recommended travel route into and out of campus (note: certain campus roads may be closed to traffic). Note: this information is subject to change.