MINNEAPOLIS, Minn. - There is an important parking and traffic advisory for fans wishing to attend Saturday's (10/1) Augsburg College football game against Carleton College at Edor Nelson Field.
Because it is an Augsburg For Adults weekend, parking in ALL campus lots will be limited to Augsburg parking permit-holders when classes are in session. NO ATHLETIC SPECTATOR PARKING WILL BE ALLOWED IN AUGSBURG PARKING LOTS, including "Lot L," the large parking lot adjacent to Edor Nelson Field and Si Melby Hall, during that time. Lot L will be staffed and individuals without proper permits will be turned away. Lots will also be patrolled and non-permit-holders will be ticketed and/or towed at owner's expense.
There may the possibility of limited spots being available in Lot L; if there are spots available, non-permit-holders will be charged $5 to park.
Athletic event spectators are encouraged to park in the University of Minnesota Medical Center, Fairview "Yellow Ramp" (click for map). The entrance is located off of 23rd Avenue South, north of Riverside Avenue and behind the HealthPartners clinic -- roughly a three-block walk to the Augsburg athletic facilities. Hourly rates for the Yellow Ramp: $2 for 0-to-1/2 hour; $3 for 1/2-to-1 hour; $4 for 1-to-1 1/2 hours; $5 for 1 1/2-to-2 1/2 hours; $6 for 2 1/2-to-3 1/2 hours; $7 for 3 1/2-to-5 hours; $8 for 5-to-6 hours; $9 for 6-to-7 hours; $10 for 7-plus hours.
There is also on-street parking available on the streets around Murphy Square Park in the center of campus, as well as metered parking (enforced 24 hours a day) on Riverside Avenue. Please note that all on-street parking has time limits or is metered; please be aware of the time limits where you park.
Due to the construction project on Riverside Avenue adjacent to the Augsburg athletic facilities area (click here for more info), there will be some traffic changes that will affect visitors to the Augsburg campus.
Riverside Avenue is closed from Franklin Avenue to 23rd Avenue South. Click on this link to access how to get to the east side (athletics and Lot L) and west side (academics/residential) of the Augsburg campus. Lot L is NOT ACCESSIBLE by car from the west side of campus.
If you are parked on the east side of campus (Lot L), access to Interstate 94 to leave campus isn't changed (entrance ramps off of Butler Place for westbound I-94 and off of 9th Street South to eastbound I-94). However, if you are parked on the west side of campus (23rd Avenue and west), access to Interstate 94 to leave campus is changed.
Follow these directions to access I-94 when leaving from the west side of the Augsburg campus:
To get to I-94 eastbound (to St. Paul), take Riverside Avenue to 20th Avenue South, take a left on 20th Avenue South, follow it over the overpass to the stoplight at Minnehaha/Cedar Avenue. Take a right on Cedar Avenue and the I-94 eastbound entrance ramp is about two blocks ahead on the right.
To get to I-94 westbound (to Minneapolis), take Riverside Avenue to 20th Avenue South. Take a left on 20th Avenue South, follow it over the overpass to the stoplight at Minnehaha/Cedar Avenue. Take a left at the stoplight (Minnehaha Avenue), and another left at the next stoplight to Franklin Avenue. Follow Franklin Avenue to the stoplight at 26th Avenue South, take a left, and follow the street over the overpass to the stoplight at Butler Place. Take a left onto Butler Place and onto the I-94 westbound entrance ramp.
For more information, contact the Augsburg athletic department at 612-330-1249 or the Augsburg Department of Public Safety at 612-330-1717.