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Residents near Allianz Field express concern over parking to St. Paul city leaders

June 19, 2019 11:20 PM

St. Paul city leaders heard from residents near Allianz Field Wednesday night about the problems that arise when it comes to parking when the Minnesota United play their home games.

Residents said on game days, it's a challenge, if not impossible to find a spot to park in front of their homes or even close to their residences. Soccer fans are reportedly taking over any space they see available, and sometimes even make their own. 

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Residents in the area told KSTP they support their soccer and the stadium but have parking issues when 20,000 soccer fans flood the neighborhoods around Allianz Field. 

Many fans are driving, rather than taking mass transit, more than initially expected. 

On Wednesday night, the residents took their frustrations to city hall, where council members are considering a proposal to expand permit parking. 

City leaders mapped out possible areas where permit parking could be installed. The options included:

  • Between Asbury Street and Pascal Street, from Concordia to Iglehart Avenues
  • Pierce Street and Snelling Avenue between Concordia and Carroll Avenues
  • A section near Selby Avenue and Victoria Street

The remainder of the meeting is to be continued next week.

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Beth McDonough

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