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
“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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