Spectator parking lot for U.S. Open moved to Washington County Fair Park

Daily News Staff

June 7, 2017

The United States Golf Association announced Tuesday it has relocated one of the two main complimentary spectator parking lots for the 117th U.S. Open Championship at Erin Hills.

The “RED” lot, which was to be east of Interstate 41/Highway 45 at Holy Hill Road in Germantown, has been changed to Washington County Fair Park in the town of Polk, effective immediately.

“More than 20 trail signs have been updated, and local and regional traffic and transportation officials will direct fans safely and efficiently to the new parking location,” the USGA said in a news release.

Updated maps and driving directions are available at www.usopen.com/faninfo.

“The USGA made the decision to use the alternate site this week, following an assessment of its original lot location and its ability to effectively manage adverse weather conditions,” the release says. “A slow spring growing season has not provided adequate ground cover necessary for potential rain events.”

The “BLUE” Lot, for fans traveling via I-94 from Madison, Chicago or points south and west of Milwaukee, remains unchanged.

“This is a relatively minor change that will improve the fan experience throughout championship week,” said Eric Steimer, USGA championship manager, in the release. “We appreciate the support of community and local officials in making this change quickly, and hope fans will help us spread the word and plan their route accordingly.”

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