Shooter: 2 parking lots near TCF Bank Stadium were charging $30 per car on Saturday

PMWinSTP

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Does anybody know which lot he is referring to? I didn’t know any lots around there ever had single game parking. If I could tailgate near the stadium for only $30 a game, I’d be doing that every week.

Seriously, is he insinuating that’s too much? Too little? What a bizarre comment to publish.
Maybe he has a word or character minimum he needs to meet?
 
This Shooter guy is real smart. St. Thomas might play football at "Alliance" field if they move up. How embarrasing.
I got a kick out of the "error". I worked at Allianz for 10 years before I retired. You would have been amazed at the number of people calling in who pronounced it as "Alliance". One year, our volunteer t-shirts actually showed how to pronounce the name. Might have been a Charlie error or some editor who doesn't know better. So much for the visibility of naming rights at Allianz Field!
 

PMWinSTP

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Speaking as an older fellow, and a cheap SOB to boot - I would never pay $30 just to park my freakin' car for a football game or a concert. Never. I would rather park a couple of miles away and walk to the field instead of paying $30 to park.

So, I assume Shooter is hinting at price-gouging.

In an odd way, this is good news for the Gopher program. You expect parking lot operators to jack up their prices for Vikings game, or Twins if they're in the playoffs. So, the fact that people think the Gophers have become a big enough draw to warrant price-gouging is a compliment to the Gophers.
A couple miles away is probably a 40 minute walk. Street parking around there is either metered or permit only, so it's a ways away to find free parking. If I am by myself, I park over by 280 and hop on the light rail for $4 round trip. Parked Saturday in Oak street lot for $20. Had two others with me and with the weather, well worth the price.
 

MNVCGUY

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Against my better judgement I clicked the link to see what the context was for Shooter's comment about parking prices. Of course there was none, no clue what his point is in printing it. $30 is a lot to pay for parking but it is certainly not unusual to see parking fees that high at sporting events and concerts. Up to fans if they want to pay the higher fees to park closer to the venue, if you want to pay less you have to park farther away and walk more, like that for basically any event anywhere.

As is the case with much of what Shooter "writes" we are left asking the question....."and your point is?"
 

Pompous Elitist

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Speaking as an older fellow, and a cheap SOB to boot - I would never pay $30 just to park my freakin' car for a football game or a concert. Never. I would rather park a couple of miles away and walk to the field instead of paying $30 to park.

So, I assume Shooter is hinting at price-gouging.

In an odd way, this is good news for the Gopher program. You expect parking lot operators to jack up their prices for Vikings game, or Twins if they're in the playoffs. So, the fact that people think the Gophers have become a big enough draw to warrant price-gouging is a compliment to the Gophers.
Not in Inglewood...
 

Spoofin

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A couple miles away is probably a 40 minute walk. Street parking around there is either metered or permit only, so it's a ways away to find free parking. If I am by myself, I park over by 280 and hop on the light rail for $4 round trip. Parked Saturday in Oak street lot for $20. Had two others with me and with the weather, well worth the price.
There is a fair amount of (free) street parking within about 20-minute walk to TCF.


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GVBadger

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I wonder if the little birdie ever told him what it costs to park in the closest parking lost to US Bank?

$30 is cheap in today's market.
 

Vandy

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I am a cheapskate when it comes to parking.

I have paid for parking for a Gopher football game one time that I can remember, and it was due to a couple of hothouse flowers that were along for the game as guests.

If I walk over a mile, it is not by much, and I check in on the tailgate scene along the way.
 

Breakin' The Plane

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This just in: The U charges $20 to park in the ramps closest to the the stadium on game days and has for as long as I can recall. Too much? Not enough?
 

A_Slab_of_Bacon

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I pay to park in lot 37.

Honestly if the train ever makes it up to the Brookly Park area i'll probabbly take that.

But I actually like walking through lot 37 before the game starts, it has a nice atmosphere.
 

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