TCF Bank Stadium event parking is available on all three University of Minnesota campus areas. The East Bank parking lots and ramps require a parking pass. For those who do not have parking passes, you will need to park on the West Bank or St Paul campuses event parking and take the shuttle to TCF Bank Stadium. TCF Bank Stadium parking facilities will be open 6 hours before the start of home games, but not before 7 a.m. A correctly dated parking pass is necessary to park in reserved lots and ramps. Both sections of a parking pass must be presented at the entrance of the lot or ramp.
TCF Bank Stadium is located at 2009 University Avenue SE Minneapolis, MN 55455.
For directions to TCF Bank Stadium for parking on the East Bank, which requires a parking pass, it is best to follow the directions given on your parking pass.
Here is a list of all the parking lots and ramps on the University of Minnesota East Bank that requires a parking pass:
- Maroon Lot
- Gold Lot
- Gopher Lot
- University Ave Ramp
- Lot 33
- Victory Lot
- Minnesota Lot
- Ski-U-Mah Lot
- Northstar Lot
- Lot 37
- Lot C51
- Lot C55
- Lot C58
- 4th Street Ramp
- Nolte Center Garage
- Church Street Garage
- Washington Avenue Ramp
- Oak Street Ramp
- East River Road Garage
- Weisman Art Museum Garage
The West Bank has limited parking availability in the 19th Avenue Ramp and 21st Avenue Ramp, both of which do not allow tailgating.
Directions to West Bank parking are as follows:
Driving North on I-35W: Continue on I-35W past downtown Minneapolis. Stay to the right and take the exit for "3rd St U of M" (Exit 17C). Stay in the middle lane and take the exit marked "U of M West Bank." Turn right at the signal at the end of the off-ramp on to Washington Ave. S. Follow the curve right that becomes Cedar Ave. Turn left at 3rd St. for the 19th Avenue Ramp. If full, go past the ramp entrance and turn right at 19th Ave. Then take your next left at 4th St to access the 21st Avenue Ramp.
Driving South on I-35W: Take the Washington Ave. Exit (Exit 17C) Turn left onto Washington Ave. S. Follow the curve right that becomes Cedar Ave. Turn left at 3rd St. for the 19th Avenue Ramp. If full, go past the ramp entrance and turn right at 19th Ave. Then take your next left at 4th St to access the 21st Avenue Ramp.
Driving West on I-94: Take the Riverside Ave. Exit (Exit 235A). Turn right and follow Riverside Ave. for a few blocks. Turn right at 21st Ave. for access to the 21st Avenue Ramp.
Driving East on I-94: Take the 25th Ave. Exit (Exit 235A). Turn left on 25th Ave. and then left again on Riverside Ave. Turn right at 21st Avenue for access to the 21st Avenue Ramp.
The St. Paul campus have parking available at the Gortner Avenue Ramp, which does not allow tailgating and Lot S108
Directions to the St. Paul campus are as follows:
Driving North on I-35W: Follow I-35W to I-94. Continue on I-94 and take the Snelling Ave. Exit (Exit 238). Go left on Snelling Ave. Continue north to Dan Patch Ave. (State Fairgrounds) and take a left. Follow the event parking signs.
Driving South on I-35W: Take I-35W to Highway 36 East. Take the Snelling Ave. Southbound Exit. Turn right on Dan Patch Ave. (State Fairgrounds). Follow the event parking signs.
Driving East and West on I-94: Follow I-94 and exit at Snelling Ave. (Exit 238). Go north on Snelling Ave. to Dan Patch Ave. (State Fairgrounds) and take a left. Follow the event parking signs.
On home game-days, Gopher Football Shuttles will connect parking locations on the West Bank and St. Paul campus to TCF Bank Stadium. Football shuttles run every 15 minutes starting 4 hours before the game and increase to run in 5 minute intervals starting 2 hours before the game. After the game, shuttles run continuously for an hour. After this, service will be reduced to 15 minute frequencies for one hour, and then 30 minute frequencies for up to three hours after the game ends but no later than Midnight. The West Bank Shuttle will stop in the following locations: 4th Street S. between 19th and 20th Avenue S. (West Bank), Coffman Union/Northrop Mall (East Bank), and TCF Bank Stadium (East Bank). The St. Paul Shuttle will stop at the following locations: Lot S108 (St. Paul), just north of the Gortner Ave. Ramp entrance (St. Paul), and TCF Bank Stadium (East Bank).