Police expect tens of thousands of people to descend on downtown Minneapolis October 10 for President Trump’s rally, and ticket holders for the Coltrane Plays the Blues and Ballads show that night are urged to plan ahead and consider alternative modes of transportation.
Starting at 5:30pm Thursday, October 10, Target will close the (will call) lobby and adjoining skyway. Guests will enter the Dakota directly from the Nicollet Mall entrance.
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The rally is scheduled for 7pm at the Target Center, and doors will open at 4pm. In addition to attendees, police expect thousands of protesters to descend on the area. Parking is expected to be extremely difficult. Police urge anyone coming to the area to consider using light rail or bicycle if possible.
Beginning 8pm Wednesday, the following streets will be closed around Target Center:
- First Avenue North from Sixth Street North to Eighth Street North.
- Second Avenue North from Fifth Street North to 10th Street North.
- Sixth Street North between First Avenue North and Second Avenue North.
- Seventh Street North between Hennepin Avenue and 10th Street North; access to parking ramp will be provided.
- Twins Way between Seventh Street North and 10th Street North.
Interstate 394 to/from downtown access changes:
- Exit ramp to Sixth Street North will close 8pm Wednesday.
- HOV entrance ramp at Third Avenue North and Fifth Street North will close 8pm Wednesday.
- Access to Ramps A and B will close 9am. Thursday. Ramps A and B may be accessed from local streets.
Minneapolis managed parking ramp facilities will be open for parking until full, including the ABC Ramps. On-street parking will be restricted in some areas of downtown to facilitate traffic operations.
Metro Transit expects to have regular service with detours as needed due to street closures. Riders from affected routes who are subscribed to receive alerts will see them Wednesday morning. Riders are also encouraged to stay tuned to Metro Transit’s social media channels for real time updates.
Shared scooters will not be available in Minneapolis on Thursday. Nice Rice stations and dockless hubs will also be out of service in the area near Target Center. Normal operations will resume Friday.