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Posted: 04/30/2013 11:43 AM | Comments: 0
Last Modified: 04/30/2013 12:20 PM | Updates
The Winnipeg Blue Bombers unveiled a complex nine-point parking plan for Investors Group Field Tuesday morning that will involve a mixture of hiking, biking and busing to get 33,500 Bombers fans in and out of the University of Manitoba campus on game-days.
The Bombers say only fans who have paid $210 for a season parking pass — as well as university students and staff — will be allowed to park on the U of M campus on game days.
Bombers COO Jim Bell told a news conference that 4,000 season parking passes have already been sold, with just 1,000 still remaining. Bell said the club expects the remaining passes to sell quickly.
Bell said the remaining Bombers fans who don’t have parking passes will have to rely on a network of other options, including:
Bell said there will be no street parking allowed on major routes or in neighborhoods near the stadium, notably University Heights and Fort Richmond, in the hours up to, during and after games or concerts.
In an effort to minimize disruptions to those neighborhoods, Bell said area residents will be issued one parking pass per household for their own vehicles to park on the street during restricted periods, but others will be ticketed -- or towed, if they’re parked in restricted zones, bus lanes or blocking driveways.
The Bombers have set up a full interactive website to explain their transportation and parking plan at bluebombers.com/gettingthere.
Updated on Tuesday, April 30, 2013 at 12:08 PM CDT: corrects typos, adds Blue Bombers press release (PDF)
12:20 PM: adds factbox with maps
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