The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee has released its "Know Before You Go" plan, which includes a range of transportation information and options.

Here is a guide to getting around the Twin Cities during the 10-day period of festivities leading up to the Feb. 4 game:

 

ON FOOT

The skyway system will be available for those wanting to get to and from Super Bowl events in downtown Minneapolis. Some skyways will have extended hours of operation, Super Bowl-related signs and volunteers to help guide visitors, and extended access to parking garages.

 

BY CAR

Street closures for events related to the Super Bowl may affect your drive into Minneapolis.

Routes affected by closures include:

  • Nicollet Mall between Washington Avenue and 12th Street, which will be closed to all traffic from Jan. 15 - Feb. 7
  • 8th Street between LaSalle Avenue South and Marquette Avenue South will be closed from Jan. 19 - Feb. 7.
  • 2nd Avenue/Grant Street in front of the Minneapolis Convention Center and between 1st Avenue and 12th Street will be closed  from Jan. 24 - Feb. 7.
  • Chicago Avenue South will be closed between 4th Street and 6th Street from Jan. 2 - Feb. 11.
  • 5th Street between 11th Avenue and 6th Street will be closed from Jan. 2 - Feb. 11.
  • Norm McGrew Place between 3rd Street and 4th Street will be closed from Jan. 2 - Feb. 11
  • 4th Street between Park Avenue South and the Interstate 35W ramp will be closed Jan. 27 - Feb. 5. Access to I-35W will be available via Washington Avenue.
  • 6th Street will be closed between Chicago and 11th avenues from Jan. 29 - Feb. 5.
  • 11th Avenue between 3rd Street and 6th Street will be closed from Jan. 29 - Feb. 5.
  • Several other streets surrounding the stadium will be closed gameday weekend, from Feb. 2 - Feb. 4.

View a map provided by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee regarding road closures below.

The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee recommends those traveling from the west to take Highway 55 to North 7th Street or eastbound Interstate 394. Those coming from the east are encouraged to take westbound Interstate 94 to South 7th Street. The recommended routes for drivers from the south are northbound Interstate 35W to 5th Avenue South or Hiawatha Avenue to South 7th Street. Drivers from the north are encouraged to take southbound Interstate 35W to Washington Avenue South, eastbound I-94 to 4th Street or Highway 65 to 3rd Avenue South.

View a map provided by the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee regarding routes into downtown below.

Those planning to park downtown will be able to use the roughly 65,000 parking spots available. Visitors may pre-purchase a parking spot for events downtown at a guaranteed rate. The Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee reports that information will be available starting in mid-December. Additionally, the city has about 8,000 metered spots throughout the city. Those spaces have varying time restrictions and rates. Those using metered parking spots can pay for them using the MPLSPARKING Mobile App, quarter or dollar coins, or credit and debit cards (American Express, Visa and MasterCard are accepted.)

Those who want to park at U.S. Bank Stadium on gameday will be able to purchase parking permits beginning Dec. 12 at 8 a.m. on the Minnesota Super Bowl Host Committee's website. Permits are priced as follows:

  • $25-$150 per permit for cars/SUVs
  • $200 per permit for limos/vans
  • $250 per permit for minibuses
  • $300 per permit for buses/RVs

 

BY BUS OR LIGHT RAIL

Metro Transit will have special passes available for those planning to travel into Minneapolis for Super Bowl activities. Those interested can purchase and download the passes to mobile devices via the Metro Transit app in the App Store or Google Play.

  • Those who purchase the Ultimate Fan Pass ($40) will receive unlimited rides on all buses as well as all Northstar and light rail lines from Jan. 26 - Feb. 5.
  • Those who purchase the Gameday Pass ($30) will be able to take the light rail, bus and Northstar Line on gameday with their official Super Bowl tickets. The pass can also be used the day following the Super Bowl.
  • Those not planning to take public transportation every day can purchase an All-Day Pass, ranging from $1-$5 depending on the time of day and day of the week, for unlimited rides on the light rail, buses and Northstar Line. In addition to the Metro Transit app, these passes can be purchased at rail station ticket machines.

Metro Transit will also make park and ride services available. Rides will occur every 30 minutes from 9:30 a.m. to 10 p.m. Jan. 27, 28 and Feb. 3. The cost for a one-way trip is $2.50. Otherwise, riders can purchase an All-Day Pass or Ultimate Fan Pass. There are four main park and ride locations for riders to use to get to Super Bowl events:

  • The Maple Grove Transit Station at 12350 Main Street North
  • The 95th Avenue Park & Ride at 3249 95th Avenue Northeast
  • The Maplewood Mall Park & Ride at 1793 Beam Avenue
  • The I-394 and County Road 73 Park & Ride at 1100 Hopkins Crossroad

Additionally, Metro Transit will have free travel opportunities along 5th Street downtown. Look for a "Free Ride" display on the windshield of those buses.

Metro Transit also offers complete accessibility for those with disabilities and also provides paratransit via Metro Mobility. Those interested in more information can call 713-225-0119.

 

BY TAXI OR RIDESHARE SERVICE

Visitors can choose from a variety of taxi companies should they wish to take a taxi from place to place:

  • Red and White Taxi: 612-871-1600
  • Yellow Cab Minneapolis: 612-644-6569
  • Blue and White Taxi: 612-333-3333
  • Airport Taxi Service: 612-888-8888

Ridesharing services, such as Uber and Lyft, will also be available. Those rides can be reserved through their respective mobile apps.

Use the KSTP Traffic Map to plan your routes.
 

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