Monday, June 11, 2012

We are excited for you to visit the Civic Center - but we don't want you to be late! Because of road construction on Second Avenue near the Civic Center expect delays when traveling in the downtown area.

Additionally, we want you to be aware of activity occuring in the corridor connecting the East and West Lobbies. We are replacing the skylights in this area which will create congestion between the two lobbies on the main level. We thank you for pardoning our progress while we work to maintain the Civic Center as a state-of-the-art facility for you to enjoy for years to come.

Here are a few tips to make sure you won't miss a single moment of the show:

If you are coming to the Civic Center from the south, we suggest using:
- Seventh Street (north of MLK Parkway)
- Ninth Street (south of MLK Parkway)

Second Avenue, between Court and Grand Avenues, is reduced to one lane of northbound traffic.

We suggest parking at one of the following ramps:
- Fourth & Grand (enter from Grand or Fourth Street)
- Fifth & Walnut (enter from Fifth Avenue)

Exiting the Third & Court parking ramp after the show will be delayed due to the construction on Second Avenue.

If you are unfamiliar with the downtown parking facilities, there are a variety of options within walking distance to the Civic Center (and are connected by skywalk).

We want to make sure you get to your seat on time so we recommend entering the building based on your seat number:

  • If your seat number is 50 or lower, please use the West Lobby entrance on Third Street.
  • If your seat number is above 50, please use the East Lobby entrance on Locust Street.
  • If you need to pick up your tickets from Will Call, please use the Ticket Office entrance at Third and Walnut Street.

Note: if you are entering the Civic Center from the skywalk level, you will not be affected.

We recommend allowing additional time to arrive downtown and locate a parking space before entering the Civic Center.



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