Thursday, August 28, 2008

Don't drive to Invesco

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The Host Committee is telling folks going to Invesco to take public transportation, shuttle buses or bikes to Invesco for Obama's speech tonight.
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DENVER, Aug. 27, 2008 - Those who have obtained Community Credentials to the Thursday, August 28, event at Invesco Field at Mile High are strongly encouraged to use public transit, walk, bike or carpool to the event, and to arrive as early as possible.

For attendees who choose to drive and park on the neighborhood streets surrounding Mile High, the standard parking enforcement used during weekday special events will be in effect. Only vehicles with the appropriate residential permits will be able to park on surrounding neighborhood streets.

Gates to the event will open at 1 p.m. The following options to get to the stadium are recommended:

Downtown Route Shuttle:
The Regional Transportation District (RTD) will operate shuttle service from 22nd and Blake, run down Broadway to 8th to Zuni, to 13th and Decatur, to Lot MM at Invesco Field at Mile High. The free shuttles will run from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. The last shuttles will leave for Invesco at 2 p.m. Downtown parking suggestions are found at

Return shuttles also will be available to downtown stops following the event. All shuttles will be accessible for persons with disabilities. Normally scheduled weekday RTD service will operate throughout Denver during this event.

Coors Field Shuttle:
Parking will be available for $5 per vehicle in Coors Field Lots A, B and C, located northeast of Park Avenue West and Wazee St. From 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., a free northeast shuttle service will be available from the Coors Field lots to 5th and Walnut, where people can walk across the Broncos Bridge to Invesco Field at Mile High. Accessible shuttles for people with disabilities will be available. These shuttles also will be available following the event for the return trip to Coors Field parking lots.

Auraria Higher Education Center Campus:
Parking spaces will available on a first-come, first-served basis on the Auraria campus in the vicinity of 7th St. and Walnut. Those arriving early will be able to pay and park at Auraria lots and walk to Invesco Field at Mile High.

Light Rail:
Light Rail service will operate on normal schedules. Route "C" from the southwest corridor and "E" from the southeast corridor stop at the Invesco Field Station. Other options include parking downtown and taking light rail from Denver Union Station to the Invesco Field Station, or tqaing local bus service to a light rail station then taking light rail to Invesco Field Station. All light rail vehicles and stations are accessible for the disabled.

Pedestrian Route:
Enjoy Downtown Denver and walk to the event. A pedestrian route - designated with visible signage and staffed with volunteer guides - will be available from the 16th St. Mall and Larimer St.. Signs will be placed along Larimer St. and continue through the Auraria Campus to Invesco Field at Mile High.

Those wishing to ride in taxis can catch them on the return route along Federal Blvd. on the west side of Invesco Field at Mile High or at 5th and Walnut.

Bicycle Routes:
Only individuals carrying credentials for Thursday, August 28, 2008, will be allowed to park their bicycles at the Rude Park Bike Depot, located immediately south of Invesco Field at Mile High. Bordering streets include Federal Boulevard, West Howard Place, West Holden Place and Decatur Street.

Access to Rude Park via bicycle will be as follows:
· From the NORTH, including Downtown Denver: ROUTE D-7 and Cherry Creek Trail to 13th Avenue and connecting to ROUTE D-10
· From the NORTHWEST: ROUTE D-3 Southbound, Detour West at 23rd Ave./Route D-6
· West, to Irving St. Southbound to 14th Avenue to Rude Park
· From the WEST: ROUTE D-8 Eastbound, Detour to Irving St. Southbound to 14th Avenue
· to Rude Park
· From the SOUTHWEST: (Unaffected) ROUTES D-3, D-5, D-10 and Knox Court Trail,
· D-12 North to Rude Park
· From the SOUTH: (Unaffected) ROUTES D-5, D-10, D-12, and D-7 connection to D-12
· From the EAST: ROUTES D-8, D-9, D-10 or D-11, connecting to Rude Park via Route D-10
· and 13th Avenue.

Announced Bicycle Route Closures:
Due to road closures and heightened security procedures in place for the Democratic National Convention, portions of ROUTES D-3, D-5, D-6, D-8 the Platte River Greenway and Gates Crescent Park will have partial closures and restrictions to bicycles as well as some temporary full closures of bike and pedestrian paths in the area immediately surrounding INVESCO Field at Mile High during the event. All Denver Bike Routes will re-open as normal on Thursday evening for bicyclists departing INVESCO Field at Mile High at the conclusion of the Convention program.

More information on access and routing to Rude Park, including the most direct and convenient Bike Routes, can be found on the following websites:;;;

Accommodations for Persons with Disabilities within Invesco Field:
Individuals with disabilities who have Community Credentials and who requested wheelchair-accessible seating when activating their credentials will be directed to appropriate pre-assigned seating areas with their companions upon entry and passage through security check points.

Individuals requesting Assisted Listening Devices will be directed to Guest Services inside INVESCO Field to sign out ALD equipment. In addition, the DNCC is using handheld Blackberry devices with real-time text captioning in partnership with Colorado Captioning.

Due to heightened security procedures in place for the Democratic National Convention, please be advised that entry to Invesco Field at Mile High may require lengthy wait times. Please be patient and plan your trip accordingly. The DNCC, the City of Denver and RTD will provide staff and volunteers to direct and assist all credentialed guests and persons with disabilities.


About Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee
The Denver 2008 Convention Host Committee has four contractual partners in its work. Those partners are the Democratic National Convention Committee, the City and County of Denver, Kroenke Sports and its own Executive Committee.