St. Paul City Council to consider residential permit parking near Allianz Field

June 19, 2019 09:22 AM

Minnesota United FC's first season at Allianz Field has gone pretty well, so far. However, one problem is frustrating many fans: the lack of parking spaces around the stadium.

Before Allianz Field opened, city leaders urged fans to take advantage of public transit options, but for those who opt to drive, parking is very limited.


Because of the limited parking around the stadium, street parking seems to be the next best option that's still close to Allianz Field. But that makes it difficult for residents in the area.

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That's why the Union Park District Council recommended the city allow the expansion of residential permit parking around the stadium.

A few petitions for residential permit parking have already been submitted and are set to be considered by the St. Paul City Council at a public hearing Wednesday.

One of the petitions proposes expanding permit parking between Asbury and Pascal streets from Concordia to Iglehart avenues. Another proposes areas between Pierce Street and Snelling Avenue between Concordia and Carroll avenues. According to the city's website, another petition is still in circulation that proposes an area near Selby Avenue and Victoria Street.

After the public hearing, the council would vote on the petitions and, if approved, traffic engineering would implement new signs.

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