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Shuttles poised to transport the faithful to Championship Week events; Traffic advisory for commuters

Shuttles poised to transport the faithful to Championship Week events; Traffic advisory for commuters

by Drum Corps International

Through the courtesy of the Indianapolis Convention & Visitors Association, shuttle bus service is being provided between downtown Indianapolis and Indiana University's Memorial Stadium in Bloomington, the site of the 2008 Drum Corps International World Championships.



Although registration for the Indianapolis to Bloomington shuttle is now closed, fans will have the opportunity to enjoy complementary local Bloomington shuttle service once they arrive on the beautiful Indiana University campus.



Drum Corps fans arriving in Indianapolis without existing shuttle reservations are advised to make alternate transportation arrangements. While only a 50-mile jaunt from downtown Indy, fans are advised to allow extra time for their commute as traffic volume increases throughout the day.



For those driving to the show, please be aware of the latest construction updates:

  • The on and off ramps at Interstate 465 and State Rd. 37 are closed.

  • Traveling down to State Rd. 67 is the next most convenient route, and it adds approximately 15 minutes on to total travel time.

  • A secondary route would be exiting downtown Indianapolis via Harding St, as Harding St. becomes

    SR 37.




Even if you missed signing up for the Fan Shuttle to ride from Indianapolis to Bloomington, you can still catch complimentary local shuttle service around the downtown Bloomington area! The Fan Shuttles will also serve as local transportation around Bloomington, moving fans to and from two locations; Kirkwood and Indiana Ave. and to the north side of the Courthouse Square by 6th Street. This local shuttle will pick up and return fans to the south end of the stadium. The schedule for these routes are as follows:



Thursday, August 7: Bloomington local shuttle service runs from 4 p.m. to 9 p.m. departing every half hour. From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. the local shuttle will depart every hour from the stadium.



Friday, August 8: Bloomington local shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. departing every half hour. From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. the local shuttle will depart every hour from the stadium.



Saturday, August 9: Bloomington local shuttle service runs from 10 a.m. to 9 p.m. From 9 p.m. to 11 p.m. the local shuttle will depart every hour from the stadium.



For those fans with confirmed reservations on the Fan Shuttle from Indianapolis to Bloomington, buses will depart from the Indiana Convention Center on Maryland St, and will terminate at Memorial Stadium. Total trip time is estimated at one hour and thirty minutes. Please be advised that return shuttles from Bloomington to Indianapolis will board at Memorial Stadium from 10 p.m. to 1 a.m. Please note that each bus will be completely loaded before departing for Indianapolis. Your patience is appreciated in this process.

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