Organizers of next week's U.S. Open at Erin Hills announced Tuesday they have shifted one of the two main spectator parking lots.
The RED Lot has been moved to Washington County Fair Park in West Bend.
Officials are using two remote sites with complimentary parking to funnel most fans to the course, which is located in the Town of Erin. After parking, fans will go through security check points and board buses for the course.
The RED Lot is to accommodate fans traveling from the north and via I-43/US 45. There are about 6,000 parking spaces.
Fans traveling via I-94 from Madison, Chicago or points south and west of Milwaukee are being asked to use the BLUE Lot, which has around 6,000 parking spots. That parking area is in Summit and located off Delafield Road, just west of Highway 67.
Both remote lots are about 30 minutes from the course.
The United States Golf Association originally planned to use farm fields for the RED Lot but discovered a slow spring growing season did not provide adequate ground cover in the event of rain.
"This is a relatively minor change that will improve the fan experience throughout championship week,” Eric Steimer, USGA championship manager, said in a statement. “We appreciate the support of community and local officials in making this change quickly, and hope fans will help us spread the word and plan their route accordingly.”
For more information, go to www.usopen.com/faninfo.
U.S. Open practice rounds will take place Monday through next Wednesday, with the tournament running June 15 through 18.