You though Six Flags parking prices were bad

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:33 PM

NFL is charging $71.40 plus tax and shipping for parking at Six Flags for the Super Bowl!

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:38 PM

Meh, if you can afford the $2000 tickets (or heck, even teh $200 just to stand outside), you can afford the $71.40 for parking :).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:43 PM

Here's what I don't really get (living 20 minutes from Arlington). If the stadium has X seats and sells out for Dallas home games and has ample parking, why do they suddenly need way more parking if they still have X seats?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:44 PM

Perhaps due to the additional vendors, security, press, "staying outside" guests, etc.?

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:48 PM

Not to mention, I'm sure they're expecting a larger number of charter buses and RVs/Campers due to the people traveling in from all over.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:53 PM

I have friends who went to Dallas for a regular season game and said they saw parking for $75 that day.

Just more fodder for Brian's data point thread. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 2:57 PM

Super what? Is that a new ride? Something about all-steel track...

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:00 PM

It has OTSRs, seatbelts, lapbars and cages. You wouldn't be interested anyway.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:17 PM

Josh is slowly becoming my favorite poster around here. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:29 PM

We host the Super Bowl down here in South Florida every so often. One reason there is a demand on parking is that they typically set up the "NFL Experience" attraction in the parking lot of the host stadium. Add to that the number of Satellite Trucks that come into town, and the area they typically set aside to land private helicopters dropping off the rich and famous that can afford the game, and suddenly parking becomes a problem.

Last edited by wahoo skipper, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 3:32 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:25 PM

I recall paying around $40 to park for a Bears Sunday Night game 3 years ago. I've only been back once since then, but between the price and the traffic I dealt with that night, driving wasn't an option. It was public transportation.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:53 PM

Heck, it costs $40 to park in the mud for a Michigan game---and they've stunk for the last few years.

Edited: correction. It's "only" $35 per car.

Last edited by Brian Noble, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:55 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 4:57 PM

Yeah, I have a feeling Michigan fans were much happier to get rid of Fraudriguez than WVU was. He should have stayed where he was really wanted (and doing a decent job).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 5:27 PM

For what it's worth, I would have liked to have seen him get one more year, with more of his players in-system, but a new defensive coordinator. But, things were so historically, epically bad that I can understand why he got the boot.

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:15 PM

Michigan was in a tough spot. His system was so different from what he inherited that additional time made sense. And defense was clearly the weak spot with the offense making huge strides this year (along with having one of the most electric players in the league at QB). But the offense struggled at the end of the year especially in the bowl game. Didn't help those who wanted to give him more time that a lot of the fan base didn't like Rich from day one. I hope that Hoke works out. The conference needs Michigan to be good again.

As for parking, I am not sure if other venues have seen similar changes in recent years that Ohio State has. I suspect that at least the big time college football programs have. Twenty years ago, almost no one tailgated unless they were going to the game. You might find some local folks who would take in a tailgate and then head home or to a bar to watch the game. But there were not many of them. Now, with the satellite dishes and flat pannel TVs that are easy to transport, you have large numbers of fans who tailgate in the area around the stadium with no intent of going to the game. Those folks take up a lot of parking spaces. So now going to games, you need to either get there a lot earlier or park further away (and many times its both).

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:34 PM

O H......

I for one have thoroughly enjoyed watching the epic debacle that Michigan football has become the past 5 years. I look forward to the hilarity continuing. :)

Last edited by OhioStater, Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:35 PM
Wednesday, January 26, 2011 6:36 PM


Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:08 PM

Shoelace is one of the most dynamic players around, and can easily lead a Top-25 offense....IF he can stay healthy (a huge 'if' running the ball so much in the open field where you tend to take big hits). Of course, actually being ranked requires not only offense, but defense and special teams. Harbaugh would have been an AMAZING get. With Hoke, I foresee mediocrity ahead for the Wolverines...they'll likely get to bowl games, but not the big ones (Wisconsin and tOSU occupying those slots along with JoePa occasionally joining them). Expansion isn't going to help...UM's glory days remain in the rear-view mirror.

Coasters are cool and all - college football is my true passion. :)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:49 PM

Maybe. Maybe not. Tressel was tOSU's third pick or so, and was not expected to do much. Clearly, conventional wisdom was wrong on that one. Hoke managed to turn around two dead-as-doornail programs. Now he gets a chance with a third. ;-)

Wednesday, January 26, 2011 7:57 PM

I paid $75 to park in some trailer park across the street from Bristol for a nightime NASCAR race several years ago.


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