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Cab it back after a concert??

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Cab it back after a concert??

Hi All

We are going to the Lady Gaga concert in Feb. Hotel in St. Paul are crazy expensive so we were thinking about staying in MSP instead...we can save about $70 a hotel room that way. We were thinking about having the guys drop us off at the Xcel before the concert. Does anyone know if it would be easy to grab a cab after the concert and how much a cab ride back to downtown MSP would be?

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1. Re: Cab it back after a concert??

I think the fare would be 45-50 from Xcel to your hotel in Mpls. The trick will be to find a taxi. I would not trust my luck of hailing one outside the arena. I would put numbers of several carriers in your phone (Green and White, Airport, Red and White, etc) and call before the show to arrange pickup at a specified time.

Different carriers handle that differently. I have had some refuse to pick me up without an address. Some required even a residential address. But most will pick you up if you specify a gate of the arena. That is what I would do.

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2. Re: Cab it back after a concert??

Try this...it might not be exact, but it's close. And make sure you add tip.


My best advice for finding a cab would be to walk over to a nearby hotel and have them hail one (tip the bellman a couple bucks).

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3. Re: Cab it back after a concert??

Probably $30-40 bucks.

They will be hard to get right after show.

Consider Express Bus back, or hang at a close bar for 30 min and you'll get cab easier.

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4. Re: Cab it back after a concert??

I'd also recommend grabbing some cab numbers. And if you can't get those, or you forget/lose them, then head over to the Liffey or Holiday Inn Express across the street and ask them to call one for you.

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