Directions / Parking

General Driving Directions

I-295 to Portland. Take Exit #7, Franklin Street. Go through 4 sets of traffic lights. Turn right at the 5th light, onto Middle Street. The Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center) is 3 traffic lights ahead on the right.

For patrons using internet direction websites or GPS please use 45 Spring St. as your end location, or you may enter the intersection of Spring St. and Center St.


The Spring Street Parking Garage is adjacent to the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center).  Parking is available in this garage for patrons with disabilities.  The Spring Street Garage is managed by the City of Portland and rates vary depending on events.  Please call (207) 874-2842 for rate information.  There is a privately owned parking garage across Spring Street next to the Holiday Inn by the Bay and a large parking lot located at the corner of Spring Street and Center Street.  Although the privately owned lots are open for most Cross Insurance Arena events, they may not be open for all events.  Rates vary depending on the event and are controlled by the property owners.  For more information, visit the Portland Downtown District’s parking web page.

Public Transportation

Most regional bus routes travel within a few blocks of the Cross Insurance Arena (formerly the Cumberland County Civic Center).
Travel to/from Portland, South Portland, Westbrook, Falmouth and Southern Maine to events.

METRO Route #5 provides bus service from the Jetport and Portland Transportation Center (PTC-Amtrak/DownEaster and Jetport).