PHOENIX – With the 2010 Waste Management Phoenix Open just a few days away, tournament officials want to ensure that all spectators have an easy commute to-and-from the golf tournament. Officials have created a list of helpful traffic and parking tips for first-timers and seasoned tournament goers to refer to.
Parking – FREE Public Parking is available (with free shuttle access to the tournament gates)
• From the WEST, public parking is at Loop 101 and Hayden Road. Officials recommend that eastbound Loop 101 drivers exit at Hayden, and drive south to enter the parking lot on the west side of the road.
• From the EAST, parking is at WestWorld. Officials recommend that drivers exit the Loop 101 at Raintree and head east to 94th St, then north to Bell Road. Head west on Bell Road into the WestWorld parking lot.
• The FREE shuttles will operate Monday and Tuesday from 8:00 am to 6:00 pm; Wednesday through Saturday from 6:30 am to 11:00 pm; and Sunday from 6:30 am to 6 pm.
Taxis – Taxi cab service will be available just outside of the tournament and Birds Nest entrances throughout the week. Taxis will not be permitted to make roadside pickups, so patrons wishing to utilize taxi services should proceed to the designated taxi stands. Please follow the signs directing you to the taxi stands.
Stop & Drop – Patrons being dropped off at the tournament should access the “Stop and Drop” on Hayden Road just south of Bell Road by heading north on Hayden from Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard. The “Stop and Drop” is located on the east side of the road in the right hand turn lane. Waiting in the “Stop & Drop” is prohibited. “Stop and Drop” is not available when heading south on Hayden.
Road Closures & Restrictions – To accommodate the large crowds drawn annually to the tournament and Birds Nest, several local road closures and restrictions are required. Area residents can avoid traffic congestion generated by the Waste Management Phoenix Open by using the Loop 101 Freeway instead of surface streets near the TPC Scottsdale.
The following street is closed to all traffic:
• Bell Road from Hayden Road to 82nd Street
The following street is closed to all traffic except event shuttle buses:
• 82nd Street from Bell Road to Princess Drive
The following streets are restricted to residents, resort guests and event attendees with the appropriate passes:
• Greenway-Hayden Road from Frank Lloyd Wright Boulevard to Hayden Road and Union Hills Drive
• Union Hills Drive east of Hayden Road
• East Princess Drive from approximately Scottsdale to Hayden roads
• East Bell Road from approximately Hayden Road to Loop 101
• Perimeter Drive from Bell Road to Union Hills Drive
All areas within the Perimeter Center business park are accessible from the Loop 101 Pima Freeway and Princess Drive or Bell Road.
Spectators heading to the tournament are requested to carpool when possible to reduce congestion. Waste Management Phoenix Open parking locations and travel directions are available at: www.wmphoenixopen.com
Several options are available to residents and visitors seeking up-to-the-minute traffic and parking conditions. They include:
• The “511” information phone line operated by the Arizona Department of Transportation
• The City of Scottsdale’s 312-CITY (2489) information hotline phone line
• The City of Scottsdale’s Web site at www.ScottsdaleAZ.gov. Simply click on the special events link under the “hot topics” area for information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open and other upcoming special events in Scottsdale.
The Waste Management Phoenix Open will be played February 22 – 28, 2010, at the TPC Scottsdale. The tournament host Thunderbirds have raised more than $65.9 million for charities, with more than $37.9 million generated since 2004. The 2010 edition will mark the 75th playing of the event, making it one of the five oldest events on the PGA TOUR (not including the major championships). Title sponsor Waste Management, Inc., based in Houston, Texas, is the leading provider of comprehensive waste management services in North America. Through its subsidiaries, the company provides collection, transfer, recycling and resource recovery, and disposal services. It is also a leading developer, operator and owner of waste-to-energy and landfill gas-to-energy facilities in the United States. The company’s customers include residential, commercial, industrial, and municipal customers throughout North America. For more information on Waste Management visit wm.com or thinkgreen.com. For more information on the Waste Management Phoenix Open, visit wmphoenixopen.com.