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Thursday, September 06, 2007

35W alert

The Vikings are encouraging fans attending the season opener against the Atlanta Falcons to plan for the weekend closure of Interstate 35W and Highway 62.

According to Mn/DOT, as part of the I-35W/Hwy 62 Crosstown Reconstruction project, all lanes of I-35W from I-94 to Hwy 62/Crosstown and westbound Hwy 62 from Cedar Ave/Hwy 77 to Lyndale Avenue S will be closed from approximately 10:00 p.m. Friday through 5:00 a.m. Monday.

To that end, the Vikings offered the following tips:

• Arrive downtown early and enjoy tailgating with fellow Vikings fans on the Vikings official
tailgating lots adjacent to the west side of the Metrodome. Spaces cost $40 on the day of the
game (

• Fans arriving early can also partake in pre-game festivities, including the Miller Lite Party on
the Plaza, which will open at 8:30 a.m. to accommodate early fans, the Red Bull TNT
Freestyle Motocross Demo with shows at 10:15 a.m. and 11:15 a.m., and free Adrian Peterson
photo cards given out to the first 2,500 fans on the plaza. Fans are also encouraged to be in
their seats by 11:45 a.m. to watch the “Heroes Day” presentation, which will include a video

• Follow the official posted detours as they will provide the quickest alternate route into

• Carpool, use the light rail and other public transportation, whenever possible.

• Park in the warehouse district of downtown Minneapolis and ride the light rail to/from the

• Fans traveling from the south should use Hwy 100 North or Hwy 169 North to I-394 East into


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