The WM Phoenix Open is one of the biggest events hosted in Arizona. The long standing Scottsdale event is known for great golf, beautiful weather, big crowds and a good time with alcohol consumption. Scottsdale Police are urging attendees to plan ahead and not drink and drive.
Next week, the TPC Scottsdale will undoubtedly once again set record attendance with with hundreds of thousands of fans for the “Greatest Show on Grass,” which is the WM Phoenix Open. Each year the event grows putting a strain on the surrounding area for traffic flow and parking needs. The organizers of the WM Phoenix Open have worked hard to provide a seamless experience to all attending. Here are all the detail you need to know if you plan to soak up some golf and sunshine this coming week.
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Designated Parking Lots
There are several areas where attendees can park. Many ticket holders will have parking privileges at specific reserved lots. If you do, plan ahead and know where to go to ease stress and confusion.
If you plan to park in one of the general lots, take time to look at the map details online for easier directional access. Here are the available lots:
Free parking lot at WestWorld of Scottsdale near Bell Road and the Loop 101.
Free shuttles will operate: Monday through Saturday from 7 a.m. to 11 p.m. and Sunday from 7 a.m. to 6:30 p.m.
Free parking lot Salt River Fields at Talking Stick at Loop 101 and Via de Ventura.
Free shuttles will be available Wednesday through Sunday from 9 a.m. to 6 p.m.
Free parking lot that will have limited parking near Hayden Road and Mayo Boulevard.
If you’re driving on the Loop 101, get off at Hayden and drive south into the parking lot. Shuttles will be operating on a limited basis from Thursday through Sunday.
Often times booking an Uber or Lyft is the easier way to go. Rideshare companies will be operating all week and will have designated Uber or Lyft pickup locations which is now located at the WestWorld (LOT R) lot near Raintree Drive and Thompson Peak Parkway.
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With both the Super Bowl and the Open happening at the same time in the valley, local and federal agencies will be working overtime to keep the roads safe. Officials ask that event attendees do your part in making smart and safe decisions and not to drink and drive. DUI’s are preventable. If you choose to drink alcohol or use recreational marijuana, plan ahead so everyone is able to get home safe.