Tuesday, January 15, 2008
The Parking Stuff
Being out of town on business--no, The African Queen and I have not received the parking information from Our Washington Nationals. But, from what Sohna and I have gathered from reading the various threads tonight online is--$35 Parking for New Nationals Park? Are you serious?
If true--No--I don't see value in that cost. Now--personally, we have not had the opportunity to review any of that material --and will not be able to until this coming Saturday, at the earliest. But, responding to what we have read, I just find it hard to believe that so many would be willing to pay that much for 81 Games. $2835 to park your car for 4 to 5 hours a day--just doesn't do it for me. Baseball is not Football, there is a big difference. Out of nowhere--that Free Shuttle from RFK--is looking better and better by the moment-- although most likely inconvenient.
Over the course of the past three seasons of baseball in The Nation's Capital--The African Queen and I have taken Metro and Driven to the ballpark on about a 50/50 ratio--depending on the our work schedules. For some time--we have wished to see a partial plan that is interchangeable for ANY OF THE HOME DATES. Whether that plan encompassed 10, 20 or 40 Games--of our choice--only then would such a higher fee to park near New Nationals Park be even considered worthwhile.
When we return home--we shall thoroughly review all the pertinent facts--but right now, on the surface--this parking stuff as reported, was not pleasant news.
Business is business--and my livelihood sometimes requires me to get home from any ball game as soon as possible--so I can get up the very next morning and perform my real job. And on occasion--there should be more accommodating plans by Our Washington Nationals to allow everyone to consider driving to New Nationals Park--without having to worry about the costs of parking their cars.