Northern Trust Open announces general spectator parking, shuttle, alternative transportation information for 2016

MONDAY: Free parking at Paul Revere Middle School
WEDNESDAY-SUNDAY: Purchase in advance and receive validation to park/shuttle from assigned downtown Santa Monica public parking lots
LOS ANGELES (February 5, 2016) – Northern Trust Open tournament officials are pleased to announce plans for general spectator parking for the 2016 event.  Fans are encouraged to familiarize themselves with the parking plan, which is different than in past years, or take advantage of one of many shuttle or alternative transportation options to avoid unnecessary delays and help ensure the best, most enjoyable tournament experience possible.  The Northern Trust Open is set to return to The Riviera Country Club in Pacific Palisades, Calif., Feb. 15-21, 2016.
PARKING: Monday, February 15

Paul Revere Middle School – 1450 Allenford Avenue, Los Angeles, Calf.Free parking
For the first time, the Northern Trust Open will be open to spectators on Monday for the Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase presented by Sands Cares.  Gates will be open 7:30 a.m. – 3:00 p.m. and limited concessions will be available; photos are permitted and the autograph area will be open.  Tickets are $19, available via www.NorthernTrustOpen.com[http://www.northerntrustopen.com/] (Ticketmaster has waived all fees for advance purchasers) or at the gate, and anyone under the age of 18 can attend free of charge.  All proceeds from Northern Trust Open Collegiate Showcase presented by Sands Cares ticket sales will benefit the Northern Trust Open’s official charity partner, City of Hope.
PARKING: Wednesday, February 17, through Sunday, February 21

Tickets purchased by February 10: assigned parking with validation at downtown Santa Monica public parking lotsTickets purchased between February 11 and February 16: assigned parking with a fee at downtown Santa Monica public parking lotsTickets purchased on or after February 17: assigned parking with a fee at Santa Monica Civic Center
Fans who purchase a Northern Trust Open ticket by Wednesday, February 10, will receive a letter in the mail with a parking assignment, parking validation and a map of the downtown Santa Monica public parking lots.  Only one parking validation will be issued per ticket order, per day, and will only be valid for the assigned parking lot.
Fans who purchase a Northern Trust Open ticket between February 11 and February 16 will receive an email with a parking assignment and a map of the downtown Santa Monica public parking lots. No validation is included; a parking fee will apply.
Fans who purchase a Northern Trust Open ticket on or later than February 17 will be directed to general parking at the Santa Monica Civic Center parking lot located on 4th Street between Pico Boulevard and the 10 freeway. A parking fee will apply.
As with any large-scale sporting event, fans are encouraged to carpool or make use of public transportation to the Northern Trust Open in order to minimize traffic and congestion. Below are some convenient options.
TOURNAMENT SHUTTLE BUSES:
·         Complimentary shuttle buses are available to all ticketed spectators.
·         Short, 10-15 minute ride to The Riviera Country Club
·         Pick up/drop off at 333 Civic Center Drive[https://goo.gl/maps/zTEwHGvt1Y32] or 1447 2nd Street[https://goo.gl/maps/UWrEtDhWTVN2] in Downtown Santa Monica
·         Fans will be dropped off at the main General Public Entrance at Riviera, located on Longworth Street, which is the same place they will board the shuttle to depart the event.
UBER:
·         The Northern Trust Open has partnered with Uber to ensure a seamless pickup and drop-off experience for fans.
·         Take advantage of the Uber-dedicated pick-up/drop-off area in the circle at Paul Revere Middle School[https://goo.gl/maps/BUittDGE5ho] (1450 Allenford Avenue, Los Angeles), which is a short walk to the main gate.
·         Fans new to Uber can use promo code “NTOpen16” to receive $20 off their first ride.
ADDITIONAL TRANSPORTATION OPTIONS:
·         Metro Bus – The Metro Bus closest to The Riviera Country Club is Local Line 2 Sunset/Allenford[http://www.nextbus.com/googleMap/?a=lametro&r=2&r=302].
·         Bike Valet – The Northern Trust Open will also offer valet bike parking at the Longworth Gate. Guests should walk through the entrance and receive a valet bike stub after the bike is secured. A bike rack will be provided for parking bikes at the Capri Entrance.
For parking information and updates, fans should visit www.northerntrustopen.com/parking[http://www.northerntrustopen.com/parking].
For more information or to purchase tickets, visit www.northerntrustopen.com[http://www.northerntrustopen.com/]. Follow the Northern Trust Open on Facebook (facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen[https://www.facebook.com/NorthernTrustOpen]) and Twitter (twitter.com/ntrustopen[https://twitter.com/ntrustopen]) to stay on top of all the news and updates; and join the conversation by using #MoreThanGolf.
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About the Northern Trust Open
What started as the Los Angeles Open in 1926 at Los Angeles Country Club, the Northern Trust Open is now one of the longest-running tournaments on the PGA TOUR, being played for the 90th time this year. It was staged at various courses throughout the Los Angeles area before permanently settling at Riviera Country Club in 1973. Outside of the major championships, the Northern Trust Open is the fourth-oldest event on TOUR, trailing only the BMW Championship, the RBC Canadian Open and the Valero Texas Open.
City of Hope was named the official charity of the Northern Trust Open beginning with the 2013 event.  In 2015, the Northern Trust Open generated over $2 million to benefit City of Hope, the event’s official charity partner, and other non-profit organizations in the Los Angeles area. The total generated for Los Angeles charities since the event’s inception in 1926 is now more than $60 million.
Fans are reminded that each year, youths 18 and younger are admitted free of charge to the Northern Trust Open when accompanied by a ticketed adult.  There is no limit to the number of youths 18 and younger who can attend with a ticketed adult. Also, as part of its support for the Birdies for the Brave military outreach initiative, complimentary grounds admission tickets for active duty, Reserve, military retirees, non-retired veterans and dependents to the Northern Trust Open are available from Wednesday through Sunday of tournament week.
About Northern Trust
Northern Trust Corporation (Nasdaq: NTRS) is a leading provider of wealth management, asset servicing, asset management and banking to corporations, institutions, affluent families and individuals. Founded in Chicago in 1889, Northern Trust has offices in the United States in 19 states and Washington, D.C., and 20 international locations in Canada, Europe, the Middle East and the Asia-Pacific region. As of December 31, 2015, Northern Trust had assets under custody of US$6.1 trillion, and assets under management of US$875 billion. For more than 125 years, Northern Trust has earned distinction as an industry leader for exceptional service, financial expertise, integrity and innovation. Visit northerntrust.com or follow us on Twitter @NorthernTrust.
Northern Trust Corporation, Head Office: 50 South La Salle Street, Chicago, Illinois 60603 U.S.A., incorporated with limited liability in the U.S. Global legal and regulatory information can be found at http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures[http://www.northerntrust.com/disclosures].
About City of Hope
City of Hope is an independent research and treatment center for cancer, diabetes and other life-threatening diseases. Designated as a comprehensive cancer center, the highest recognition bestowed by the National Cancer Institute, City of Hope is also a founding member of the National Comprehensive Cancer Network, with research and treatment protocols that advance care throughout the nation. City of Hope’s main hospital is located in Duarte, California, just northeast of Los Angeles, with clinics throughout the region. It is ranked as one of “America’s Best Hospitals” in cancer by U.S. News & World Report. Founded in 1913, City of Hope is a pioneer in the fields of bone marrow transplantation and genetics.

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