The University of Minnesota is hosting four separate athletic competitions on campus on Friday, Nov. 11, as women’s swimming, men’s basketball, volleyball and men’s hockey all host home events that night.
Women’s swimming hosts Iowa at 5:00 p.m., while men’s basketball will face St. Francis Brooklyn at 6:00 p.m., volleyball takes on Maryland at 6:30 p.m., and men’s hockey drops the puck against Penn State at 7:00 p.m.
Fans are encouraged to plan ahead and arrive on campus at least 45 minutes prior to the event to help ensure that they will not miss a moment of action at Jean K. Freeman Aquatic Center, Williams Arena, Maturi Pavilion, or 3M Arena at Mariucci. Surrounding parking lots open at 3:00 p.m. for those fans who want to arrive extra early.
Fans who do not already have a parking pass for Friday should park in one of the following event surface lots: Ski-U-Mah, Victory, Minnesota, Gateway or garages/ramps: Oak Street Ramp, Washington Avenue Ramp, Church Street Garage, Nolte Center Garage. The following parking locations will be designated as pass only on Friday night: University Avenue Ramp, Lot 58, Lot 37, Lot 33, Maroon Lot. Fans attending the women’s swimming event against Iowa should park in the Washington Avenue Ramp.
Fans who will be parking in the Ski-U-Mah, Victory, Minnesota, Gateway, or Oak Street Ramp are encouraged to enter campus via I-94, exit at Huron Blvd, and continue on Huron as it turns into 23rd Ave., where signs are posted for parking.
Fans who will be parking in the Washington Avenue Ramp or Church Street and Nolte Center Garages can enter campus by way of 35W, exit at University, and turn right on SE 17th Ave./Church St. to park.
Gopher Athletics will also be offering exclusive discounts on concessions and retail merchandise at events on Friday night to encourage fans to arrive early to Williams Arena, Maturi Pavilion, and 3M Arena at Mariucci. In each venue, fans will be able to purchase select candy for $2, popcorn for $3, and 16 oz. fountain Coca-Cola products for $3 at any Snack Shack concession stand while supplies last. Merchandise in the Golden Gophers Fan Shop will also be discounted 10% for men’s basketball, volleyball, and men’s hockey games.