Beginning Saturday, affected fans planning to attend events at Xcel Energy Center and Saint Paul RiverCentre in downtown Saint Paul should allow extra time and use alternate routes. It is possible the road closures will affect the following events:
Sat. March 20 2010 Red Baron WCHA Final Five 2 & 7 pmSun. March 21 Minnesota Wild vs. Calgary Flames 2 pmSun. March 21 Alice In Chains 7:30 pmMon. March 22 Black Eyed Peas 7:30 pmTue. March 23 Minnesota Wild v. San Jose Sharks 7 pmWed. March 24 Celtic Woman 7:30 pmFri. Sat., March 26-27 NCAA Men’s Hockey West Regional VariesSat. Sun., March 27-28 Donnie Smith Bike Show Varies
The best points of entry for downtown will be from I-35E and from I-94. MnDOT will display messages on existing variable message signs, information regarding the closures on the northbound lanes of I-35E south of the river and, if needed on the westbound lanes along I-94 beginning Saturday morning.
for current information on the flood preparation and information from the National Weather Service. For up-to-date information on road closures go to www.stpaul.gov/roadclosures
Xcel Energy Center and the adjacent Saint Paul RiverCentre are located at the intersection of Kellogg Boulevard and West 7th Street in downtown Saint Paul. The buildings are serviced by two parking ramps (RiverCentre and Kellogg) directly connected to the complex. Both ramps will still be accessible at every entrance point. Additionally, there are more than 50 parking ramps and lots within a brief walk of the facilities.
For more information on parking in downtown Saint Paul, patrons should refer to http://www.xcelenergycenter.com/GettingHere/Parking.jsp
to find Park Smart! Maps, designed to offer routes to the most convenient parking locations for events in Saint Paul.