Venue Location and Address
The competition will take place on the MIT campus in the Rockwell Cage, located at 106 Vassar Street, southwest of Vassar Street and Massachusetts Avenue in Cambridge, MA. Note that we had previously announced a different venue in the same athletic complex (DuPont gymnasium), but we WILL be holding the comp in Rockwell Cage, the same venue as the past few years.
The recommended parking lot is West Garage off of Vassar Street. This is the closest lot to the competition. There is a $5 charge for parking there, and the parking lot opens at 7:00 a.m.
Free daytime and overnight parking may be available at the following lots:
- Hayward St. Lot
- Amherst Lot (E51)
- Plasma Fusion Lot
- 44/46 Lot
- W59 Lot
- W91 Lot
- W92 Lot
- W98 Lots
- 65 Waverly St. Lot
- 350 Brookline St.
- Visitor Lot (Note: this lot is not free.)
Directions and Maps
Memorial Drive Traffic Delays
Over the next few months, the Larz Anderson Bridge Repair Project, Western Avenue Reconstruction Project, and bridge repairs to the Reid Overpass will be under construction simultaneously. Significant delays should be expected along Memorial Drive, both eastbound and westbound.
We recommend avoiding Memorial Drive when traveling to and from the MIT Open 2013. For more information on the construction projects, please visit: http://www.cambridgema.gov/theworks/alerts/memorialdrivetrafficdelays.aspx
To the MIT Area
To the Venue
The venue, Rockwell Cage, is part of the Zesiger Athletics Complex (a.k.a. Z Center) at 106 Vassar Street. Come to the southern corner of Massachusetts Avenue and Vassar Street. Go west on Vassar. After passing two buildings, you will find a pathway that leads to the Zesiger Athletics entrance. Make an immediate left through the turnstiles, and you're in Rockwell. Welcome!
Lost on Campus?
If you are lost somewhere in MIT in Cambridge, MA, just ask any student to point you towards the MIT Student Center. Once you get to the front of the Student Center, face away from Massachusetts Avenue so that you'll have the Student Center on your right and a green lawn (Kresge Oval) on your left. Walk. You'll find the Zesiger entrance, just north of Kresge Lot. Incidentally, in the Student Center you can find food, Bank of America ATMs, and an MIT Coop store.