Getting around downtown Asheville this week is going to be a challenge due to all the traffic expected to come along with the big Fed Cup tennis action at the US Cellular Center on Saturday and Sunday. Here’s some help from the Fed Cup Hot Sheet:

Parking garages

Download the free Asheville App on your Android or Apple device for its Find Parking feature to get real-time information on parking spaces available at the City’s four downtown parking garages. You can also check this USCC parking link for more parking information, including about the Buncombe County garage a short walk away.

Surface parking lot closures

-Feb. 5-11: Cherry Street gravel lot will be closed to the public and available by permit only from 6 a.m. Feb. 5 to 6 a.m. Feb. 12.

-Feb. 10-11: The following parking lots will be available by permit only:

-Paved Cherry Street parking lot below the Skate Park, from 6 a.m. Feb. 9 to 6 a.m. Feb. 12.
One City parking lot across the street from the USCC, next to City-owned property on Haywood Street and Page Avenue.

-Rankin Avenue parking lot behind the USCC.

Street closures and temporary one-way streets

-6:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Feb. 7: Hiawassee Street will close from Rankin Avenue to Flint Street for the Net Generation Kids Day and U.S. Captain Kathy Rinaldi appearance. Flint Street from Haywood Road to Cherry Street will also be closed during this time.

-Feb. 10-11: To help best load and unload the Civic Center and Rankin Avenue parking decks, Rankin Avenue from Walnut Avenue to Hiawassee Street will become a temporary one-way street eastbound.

-Both before and after the events, expect rolling street closures adjacent to the U.S. Cellular Center for pedestrian safety and crowd control.

Take the bus

Check RideTheART.com for routes/times and be aware that while Sunday service is offered on all routes, it ends earlier in the day. More information here about bus options.

Other events at the US Cellular Center this coming weekend

-This same weekend as the Fed Cup, the Asheville Symphony plays an 8 p.m. Feb. 10 concert in Thomas Wolfe Auditorium. At 7 p.m. Feb. 11, Diana Krall plays a concert in Wolfe Auditorium. Tickets are still available for both events.

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