Press Release from City of St. Paul, March 12, 2019:
Transportation Plan for Allianz Field Promotes Safe and Sustainable Transportation for Residents and Fans
City launches new web portal with public information on Allianz Field, including feedback form to share transportation experience
Community input established the priorities of public safety and traffic and parking management, and feedback will continue to improve execution of the plan
Plan aims to move 20,000 people in and out of the Snelling-Midway area on game days, providing a positive experience for fans, residents, and businesses
SAINT PAUL, Minn. – As the City of Saint Paul prepares for the opening of Allianz Field on the Snelling-Midway Redevelopment Site next month, the City launched a new web portal today to share public information about the opening of Allianz Field, including the Transportation Management Plan for the area surrounding the new soccer stadium.
“The soccer stadium development site presents a unique opportunity for our community to come together around a positive vision for the future of our city,” said Dr. Bruce Corrie, Director of Planning and Economic Development. “Community input shaped the priorities of the Transportation Management Plan, including sustainable transportation and a safe experience for all. Ongoing partnership between the City, team, and community will help ensure a positive game day experience for fans, residents, and businesses alike.”
The transportation plan is designed to help safely move 20,000 people to and from the stadium on game days, while ensuring public safety for all. The transportation plan builds on the existing strengths of the Snelling-Midway area – including the Green Line LRT, A Line BRT, and bike and pedestrian facilities – to ensure safe and sustainable transportation options around the new soccer stadium.
With new job opportunities, public spaces, visitors to local businesses, and more, the soccer stadium project brings together a promising vision for the future of our city. Key to that vision is a community where transit, biking, walking and rolling are safe and accessible options for city residents, commuters, and visitors.
The plan has been developed based on community input received through the Snelling-Midway Master Plan process and the Alternative Urban Areawide Review, and has been guided by a team of transportation experts with experience designing and managing transportation plans for other high-profile sports stadiums and events in the Twin Cities.
As the opening season in the new Allianz Field progresses, the City of Saint Paul will stay in close contact with community members and transportation partners to improve transportation management based on experience with early events. This ongoing community engagement will include continued public meetings and comments solicited through the new web portal.