EAST HARTFORD, Conn. (May 24, 2010) - As the U.S. Men's National Team prepares for the 2010 FIFA World Cup in South Africa, a large crowd is expected at Rentschler Field in East Hartford, Conn. for the first of two "Send-Off Series" matches, in which the U.S. Men's National Team will host Czech Republic on Tuesday, May 25 at 8 p.m. ET.
U.S. Soccer and Northland AEG encourage all fans to arrive at the field as early as possible so as to help minimize delays entering the parking areas, at the box office and in clearing spectator screening checks to enter the stadium.
For those driving to the game, Rentschler Field parking lots open at 4 p.m. Be aware that parking at the stadium is $15 for cars, $20 for limos and $30 for buses and RVs. Tailgaiting prior to the game is permitted, subject to the Rentschler Field tailgaiting guidelines. Gates will open to enter the stadium at 6 p.m.
From the North
Take I-91 South toward Hartford to Exit 35A Route 291 South to I-84 West. Follow I-84 West to Exit 58, Roberts Street / Silver Lane. On the exit ramp, turn left and continue over I-84 and straight through the Silver Lane intersection into the RENTSCHLER FIELD MAIN GATE.
From the South
Take I-91 North toward Hartford to Exit 25, Route 3N. Merge left onto Route 3 North. Merge into left lane. Exit Route 3 North onto Route 2 West. Follow Route 2 West to Exit 5A Main Street. Merge onto Main Street and continue straight through the Brewer Street intersection Continue on Main Street and turn Right into the RENTSCHLER FIELD WILLOW STREET GATE.
From the Southwest
Take either I-84 East or I-91 North. Follow directions above from the South. From Route 15 North. Take Exit 91 - Silver Lane toward Roberts Street. Bear Right onto Silver Lane to the RENTSCHLER FIELD MAIN GATE OR EAST GATE.
From the East
Via I-384: Take Route 6 West or Route 44 West to I-384 West. Follow I-384 West toward Manchester. Take Exit 1, Spencer Street. Turn left at end of exit ramp onto Spencer Street. Follow Spencer Street onto Silver Lane in East Hartford. Follow Silver Lane to RENTSCHLER FIELD EAST GATE.
Via I-84: Take I-84 West toward Hartford to Exit 58, Roberts Street / Silver Lane. At the end of the exit ramp, turn left onto Roberts Street and follow to Silver Lane. Merge into one lane and continue straight through Silver Lane intersection into the RENTSCHLER FIELD MAIN GATE.
From the Southeast
Take Route 2 West toward Hartford. Take Exit 5A, Main Street. Merge onto Main Street and continue straight through the Brewer Street intersection. Continue on Main Street to the RENTSCHLER FIELD WILLOW STREET GATE.
From the West
Take I-84 East toward Hartford. Follow I-84 East to Exit 58, Roberts Street / Silver Lane. On the exit ramp, keep to the right and continue straight through the Silver Lane intersection into the RENTSCHLER FIELD MAIN GATE.