Why The Change In Parking Procedures?
In 2010, the Albuquerque Isotopes will be enacting new parking procedures consistent with those used at the University of New Mexico for football and men’s basketball games where fans will be charged a $5 fee for cars with three for fewer people in them. Parking will remain free for cars containing four people or more to encourage car-pooling which alleviates strains on the environment as well as traffic snarls. The new parking procedures also will open up more space for disabled parking, for which we’ve gotten requests over the years. These procedures, while new to the Isotopes, are merely a continuation of the policy started by UNM in September 2009. The fees go directly toward improvements to the entire Sports Complex area, which will lead to greater convenience and better safety as well as contribute to the aesthetic appeal of the entire area. These improvements will manifest themselves in replacing worn and cracked parking surfaces, add more parking lot lighting, and eventually create UNM residential as well as even possibly commercial property in the not-to-distant future.
As many of you know, the Isotopes have always been a fan-first organization and this decision was not entered into lightly, but with consultation with our partners UNM, it became apparent that this was needed to establish a long-term solution to parking issues throughout the Sports Complex. Changes like these can be difficult at times to accept, but we’re confident that in the long-run fans will appreciate the improvements.
We appreciate your understanding, and if you have any questions, please contact us at: (505) 924-2255 or firstname.lastname@example.org.