SAN FRANCISCO (KCBS) – That secret, free, street spot you’ve kept quiet about when you go to a Giants game? Forget about it. Change is coming, baseball fans – so bring some change to AT&T Park.
Variable parking rates on streets around the ballpark are going into effect this year. “Those meters will run until 10 p.m. during special events like Giants games,” said Jay Primus, program manager with the San Francisco Municipal Transit Agency. “The rates will either be $5 or $7 an hour.”
The concept of variable parking rates is simple, though not necessarily cheap. There will be a different cost depending on the day – and time of day – you park. Locals don’t like it, but they reckon it’s not necessarily anything new.
“I’ve worked around here for many years and I’ve been screwed on parking,” one man lamented. “It’s part of the deal.”