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Friday, March 14, 2014

AZ Republic: Mesa Riverview center bends on parking for Cubs games

At least three times already this year, crowds at the new Chicago Cubs stadium have smashed all-time Cactus League attendance records. But not everyone seemed eager at the outset to cash in on those fans and their money.

Kimco Realty, which owns the tax-subsidized Riverview shopping center across from the stadium on Dobson Road, created some bad vibes among baseball fans and Riverview Park patrons by initially banning non-customer parking at the center. At the same time, a competing center in Tempe offers free parking and game-day shuttle service.

Mesa businesses, never missing an opportunity to miss an opportunity.

Gold Star - just Gold Star Posted: March 14, 2014 at 01:32 PM | 3 comment(s) Login to Bookmark
  Tags: business, chicago cubs, cubs, spring training

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   1. The Ghost's Tryin' to Reason with Hurricane Season Posted: March 15, 2014 at 01:24 AM (#4672004)
Having spent a long, long time studying the art and science of parking, I can tell you this - almost nothing inspires more emotion. This country is drunk on free parking.

The one saving grace here is that people usually expect to pay when they attend a sporting event, so the banning by the one center isn't so bads. Whether it is counterproductive, because there is sufficient space in the shopping center, and they might actually get some business if they allow it, I can't say.
   2. donlock Posted: March 15, 2014 at 11:27 AM (#4672061)
Dear God,

Please let the season start soon so we won't have spring training parking lot stories on the Newsstand.

A Fan
   3. boteman is not here 'til October Posted: March 15, 2014 at 04:32 PM (#4672168)
Funky Lake Worth bar (Harry's Open Door) makes amusing baseball pitch for Nationals, Astros

pic.twitter.com/r3EKiJne92

Joe Capozzi (@joecapMARLINS) March 13, 2014

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