|Marlins Stadium Parking|
Like nobody saw this coming...
For fans driving to the ballpark Wednesday night, a wreck on the Dolphin Expressway was only half the headache. For the first time since the complex was unveiled last weekend, fans came to grips with the reality of a 37,000-seat venue with fewer than 6,000 on-site parking spots.Who in their right might could ever believe that 6,000 parking spaces was enough for a stadium that holds 37,000 when Joe Robbie [yeah, I still call it that] has over 24,000 parking spots? Yes, it has twice the capacity. So let's divide by two, boys and girls, and you still find that the new stadium still has half the parking capacity, relatively speaking, that Joe Robbie does.
The result: an hour-long scavenger hunt to find remote lots, and the hassle of snagging a seat on one of the city’s brand-new trolleys.
Until then, be prepared to see market forces in action as you draw near the ballpark, and ask yourself: Do I want to park on this lawn for $10 or one a block closer for $15? Anyone who attended Dolphin or Hurricane games at the Orange Bowl will know the drill
It blows my mind that, looking at the comments at my recent post on the new stadium, it seems like folks are totally okay with this. In fact, fans may even be looking forward to it.
Which makes me think that, indeed, Marlins President David Samson has got us nailed.
The Miami Herald's Fabiola Santiago is feeling the same way I am.