ESPN GameDay Parking and Transportation Information
With several sporting events happening on campus this weekend, we encourage you to use public transportation, use caution, and give yourself extra time for travel. Below are some helpful items to help you navigate campus.
ESPN's iconic College Gameday show will air on Saturday, November 30 from 8 a.m. - 11 a.m. The show will be at Northrop Mall and have extra equipment and vehicles on Church and Pillsbury Streets. Please be aware that thousands are likely to come to the show.
For Saturday’s game, parking facilities will open at 6 a.m.
If you do not have a prepaid parking pass, please use one of the following facilities:
Church Street Garage - $20
Washington Ave Ramp - $20
East River Road Garage - $10
Fourth Street Ramp - $20
Oak Street Ramp - $20
Note that some of these facilities have pre-sold parking passes and will go to “pass only” at some point before the game begins.
For those with parking passes in tailgating lots, we will allow entry as of 6 a.m. If you arrive and the gate to your lot is up, go ahead and park and the attendant will come around and collect your pass.
Day-of-game tailgate parking is available on our St. Paul Campus Lot 108. The cost is $10 and includes a free shuttle to TCF Stadium. Service will be every 20 minutes starting at 6 a.m. and will increase starting 3 hours before kick off (11:30 a.m).
For information on disability parking, visit: https://www.pts.umn.edu/park/gopherfb#Disability%20Parking
For much more information on general parking and transportation, visit the football transportation page: https://www.pts.umn.edu/park/gopherfb
Parking is limited around TCF Bank Stadium so consider using public transit.
Park & Ride with Metro Transit
- Park in any downtown Minneapolis ramp and walk to the METRO Green Line along 5th Street, which takes you straight to the stadium. Get off at Stadium Village Station. It’s perfect if you’ve already got a parking contract, even better if you’ve got a Metropass!
- Park for free at 28th Avenue Station or Fort Snelling Station on the METRO Blue Line. Take any northbound (to downtown Minneapolis) train to U.S. Bank Stadium, then transfer to an eastbound (toward downtown St. Paul) METRO Green Line train. Get off at Stadium Village Station.
Visit Metro Transit’s TCF Bank Stadium page for other easy transit options.
Be sure to get an All-Day Pass from the rail station ticket machine. Just $4 will get you unlimited rides - until 2 a.m. the next day – no waiting in the ticket line after the game.You can also buy your All-Day Pass on the Metro Transit app for easy payment right from your phone.