Friday, September 19, 2008

Even more free parking

Living in downtown Knoxville isn't really an option for me, so I'm really glad that the city does so much to make sure that those of us who want to come downtown for an afternoon or a night on the town at least has a place to park.

The city just announced it's decided to waive the football gameday parking fees at the Market Square Garage and State Street Garage. This is good news whether or not you're interested in seeing Tennessee play.

If your plans do include the Vols, KAT offers free shuttles from Market Square and the Old City to Neyland Stadium. That means you can hang out and have some pregame adult beverages at Preservation Pub (assuming the game ISN'T at 12:30 p.m. like it was last week), and not worry about driving/walking to campus.

If football is the last thing you'd put on your itenerary, then take advantage of the ghost-town atmosphere of downtown Knoxville while the game is going on. You will never find an easier time to navigate the streets around campus and downtown as when 105,000 people are off the streets and packed into Neyland Stadium. I'm sure our city's fine merchants will especially thank you for your business during those slow times.

The Vols play Florida tomorrow at 3:30 p.m. and Northern Illinois on Oct. 4 at 7 p.m.


ck said...

now if only they'd keep the as-advertised "free after 6:00 pm" at the market square garage. they've been sneaking the time back slowly to 8:00. you've got my property taxes knoxville! give me free evening parking!!

The Modern Gal said...

I hadn't even noticed they were doing that! I wonder if that's how they're justifying the free football parking.