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The University of Minnesota Aquatic Center will serve as host for the 2006 NCAA Division III Swimming and Diving Championships.

The world-class facility has been host to nearly 46 national championship events and hosted the 1994, 1997 and 2005 NCAA Division I Men's Swimming and Diving Championships. It has hosted the Big 10 Championships on numerous occasions, along with a number of high-profile meets.

The venue features 1,346 permanent seats with room for 1,200 temporary bleachers. Skylights run the length of the ceiling, reducing the need for electric lighting at daytime events. Fifty-four loudspeakers surrounding the pool give it "the best acoustics in the country," according to aquatics director Duane Proell.

University of Minnesota Aquatic Center | Mapquest directions to facility


Parking is available for the University of Minnesota Aquatic Center in two parking ramps, either the University Ave. ramp or the Washington Ave. ramp. You can check out more detailed parking and maps for the University Aquatic Center at the Univ. of Minnesota website. Please note the cost can range from either $7 or $9 for evening parking during special events and $12 as a daily maximum.

Info from Univ. of Minnesota website: University Ave. ramp | Washington Ave. ramp | Other parking available at 4th St. ramp or Church St. garage (these are not as close as the University or Washington ramps, but are still walkable)