Navigating The Arena at Alliant Energy Center
The Arena at Alliant Energy Center is a temporary vaccination clinic run by Public Health Madison & Dane County. The clinic is open starting on October 12, 2021. If you have made an appointment at the Arena, please review the information below so you are prepared for your appointment.
See our vaccination page for all details related to getting vaccinated. Appointments are highly recommended to avoid long wait times.
This site is a walk in site. It is not a drive thru site. If you drive, there is parking available.
Testing is not provided at the Arena. Visit our testing page to learn where to get tested.
Hours of Operation
Tuesday: 8 am - 4 pm
Wednesday: 10 am - 6 pm
Thursday: 8 am – 4 pm
Friday: 10 am – 6 pm
Saturday: 8 am - 4 pm
Biking: bike racks are available by the exposition hall main entrance.
B-Cycle: There is a B-Cycle station at the Sheraton Hotel, just across the street from Alliant Energy Center. You can check current inventory on the B-Cycle website (the Sheraton location is Hub #5).
Bus: Use the Madison Metro’s Plan my Ride to locate the best route. Routes 11, 12, and 13 all run in front of Alliant Energy Center.
Free rides available
For a free ride to the Alliant Energy Center vaccination site, call the Public Health Transportation Line at (608) 243-0420. A transportation company will then call you with your ride details. It’s required that you wear a face covering when using this service. Please note this is not an on-demand service; please call as much in advance as possible to ensure we can accommodate your ride request.
Where to Go
Vaccination appointments are highly recommended. Book an appointment now on our website. We have some availability for walk-ins, but wait times for walk-ins might be long.
If you’re driving: Enter off Rimrock Road and turn left into the parking lot in front of Exposition Hall. Park your car and walk back across the main road to the building marked “the Arena”. Follow signage around the left side of the building to the side entrance, which is nearest the New Holland Pavillion. The main doors of the Arena are for staff use only.
If you’re busing, walking, or biking: The easiest place to enter is via Rimrock Road, but you can enter anywhere. Head to the Arena, which is across the street from Exhibition Hall near the Rimrock Rd entrance. Follow directional signs to enter via the side entrance (nearest the New Holland Pavillion). The main doors of the Arena are for staff use only.
Accessibility: the building is wheelchair accessible.
Helpful Tips for Vaccination
Most folks are in and out within about 45 minutes, including the 15 minute post-vaccination waiting period. It's smart to allow about 75 minutes.
If you booked an appointment, have your confirmation email handy, either on your phone or printed out.
Wear a top that allows easy access to your arm.
As long as you're quick, our vaccinators are supportive of you taking a selfie! Tag @publichealthmdc if you post on social media!
We are proud to be a diverse department and do not tolerate bigotry or racism. We do not change vaccinator or provider based on their race. You have the right to decline receiving a vaccine or test at our clinic.