All-Star Week in Minneapolis begins

With MLB All-Star Week beginning  in Minneapolis,  many partners are working together to make sure the events are a success, both for Minnesotans and for the many people who will be coming to town. The Minnesota Twins, Major League Baseball, the City of Minneapolis, Hennepin County, Meet Minneapolis and Metro Transit are just some of the partners working to host events and make sure traffic and transit move smoothly to help everyone get where they’re going during the events.

See below for the details on the All-Star Game events, street closures, and transit information.

Take part in the excitement

In addition to the All-Star Game itself, there are many exciting events taking place July 11 – July 15.

Friday, July 11 - Tuesday, July 15

T-Mobile All-Star FanFest at the Minneapolis Convention Center.
Friday-Monday, 9 a.m. – 8 p.m.
Tuesday, 9 a.m. - 6 p.m.
For more information and tickets, visit the All-Star FanFest website.

Saturday, July 12

Target All-Star Concert presented by Budweiser at TCF Bank Stadium, 7:30 p.m.-10 p.m. (tickets are required and gates open at 5:30 p.m.)

Sunday, July 13

The Color Run MLB All-Star 5K presented by Nike at the Minnesota State Fair Grounds, 8:30 a.m.
Taco Bell All-Star Sunday at Target Field featuring the SiriusXM All-Star Futures Game, 4 p.m. (gates open at 2 p.m.)
Taco Bell All-Star Legends & Celebrity Softball Game (following Futures game), approximately 7:30 p.m. CT
For information and tickets visit the All-Star Sunday website.

Sunday, July 13 - Tuesday, July 15

MLB All-Star Summer Pepsi Block Party on 6th Street at 1st Avenue, Noon -7 p.m.

Monday, July 14

Gatorade All-Star Workout Day at Target Field featuring: The Gillette Home Run Derby
7 p.m. CT (gates open at 4 p.m.)

Tuesday, July 15

All-Star Red Carpet Show presented by Chevrolet, 1 p.m.
Nicollet Mall Parade is free and open to the public. A great opportunity to see the All-Star players in person if you’re not attending the game.
85th MLB All-Star Game at Target Field, 6:30 p.m. (gates open at 3:30 p.m.)

Street closures

Several streets downtown will be closed to traffic at different points July 11-15, when Major League Baseball All-Star Game events and the Basilica Block Party will be taking place. See a map of the closures.

The street closures that will be in place the longest for All-Star Game events are:

Shorter-term street closures for All-Star Game events include:

Metro Transit providing extra service

Special Northstar trains will make trips to All-Star events July 12-15 and extra light-rail trains will be in service on the METRO Blue and METRO Green lines as needed throughout the festivities. All rail lines serve the recently-expanded Target Field Station next to Target Field.

Fans can also ride the Green Line to Stadium Village Station for the Target All-Star Concert featuring Imagine Dragons at TCF Bank Stadium on Saturday, July 12. Free rides on select Nicollet Mall buses can be taken to the All-Star FanFest at the Minneapolis Convention Center and several bus routes go to the Ramp B/5th Street Transit Center next to the ballpark. 

See a complete schedule of special Northstar trips.

Fans planning to travel by rail or bus are encouraged to purchase fares ahead of time. Multi-day passes and other fare payments can be purchased through Metro Transit’s online store, at a Metro Transit Service Center in downtown Minneapolis or St. Paul or at one of more than 100 retailers (find the nearest location).

Discounted, round-trip family passes are also available for Northstar and METRO lines.

Commemorative All-Star Week™ Go-To Cards with $20 of stored fare value are also available for purchase at metrotransit.org, Metro Transit Service Centers and at The Minneapolis Convention Center.

Metro Transit’s online TripPlanner and representatives from the Transit Information Center are available for trip planning assistance. Representatives can be reached at 612-373-3333.

Bus detours

Bus service will be affected by temporary road closures in downtown Minneapolis during All-Star Week™.

Buses will be detoured from Nicollet Mall to Hennepin Avenue beginning the night of Monday, July 14, through Tuesday, July 15, for the Red Carpet Parade. The parade will also impact bus operations on 7th Street between Marquette Avenue and 10th Street North. Route-specific detours will be available at metrotransit.org/rider-alerts.

Additional detours are in affect on Twins Way and near the Minneapolis Convention Center.

For more information visit www.allstargame.com.

Published Jul 9, 2014