Navigating DeVos Place: State Meet
Navigating DeVos: For those who haven’t been to DeVos Place before, here’re some tips.
Parking: You can park under DeVos Place itself, there’s a parking ramp under the building and the entrance is off Michigan Ave. Alternately you can park across the street in the city hall parking structure, or in any of the many public parking lots around the area.
Finding Us: The meet is in the Monroe Rooms (where we had Senior Nationals last year if you were there). They are on the second floor, on the far south side of the building. Getting to them is a bit tricky; however, as DeVos has an odd multilevel design that isn’t contiguous across all floors. Depending on where you come in there are different paths.
If you park under DeVos then you take the elevator from the structure to the third floor, then walk down the hallway toward the skywalk (turn right out of the elevator and walk straight down the hallway), you’ll come to a small foyer, take the elevator there (you’ll walk straight into it) to the second floor and you’re there (you have to go up, over, and then down).
If you park outside DeVos then you want to enter DeVos through the Monroe Entrance. There are three entrances to DeVos off Monroe street (the main street it’s on). One is the Grand Galley entrance (multiple stories tall, all glass, big and curved), the second is the Performance Hall (long and big, entrance to the theater part of Devos), and the last is the Monroe Entrance. It is small (only one set of double doors) and is right next to the Performance Hall entrance, it looks like a staff or side entrance. That’s the one you want. Just go in, turn left, go up the stairs and you’re there.
We’ll have signs and there are always DeVos staff and information desks around to help if you get lost. Also see attached map.