What Is With The Price Of Parking At Concerts In Philadelphia?
Seriously, the price of parking at concerts in Philadelphia is getting crazy. Have you noticed the prices getting higher and higher?
Some concertgoers who attended the Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks show at the Linc on June 17th were disgruntled. Lots in South Philly were charging as high as $60 for parking. Sixty. Dollars.
For sports events, parking tends to fall around $25 to $35-ish in South Philly. So why is it so much for concerts? These insane prices don’t just happen in the stadium area. Smaller venues also are surrounded by privately owned lots that charge an arm and a leg for an asphalt space marked with white paint. So, what gives?
As mentioned before, these lots are privately owned. The venues that hold the concerts have their own lots that fill up rather quickly. So, as concertgoers, we have no choice but to resort to these other lots. In days past, these lots charged higher flat rates, but never egregious amounts like this. Why are we seeing prices upwards of $50?
Parking at concerts in Philadelphia should not require you to take out a mortgage. You already paid (a likely stunning amount) for your concert ticket, so adding gross parking rates on top of that will surely burn a hole in your pocket.
The economy has changed, yes, but that doesn’t give anyone the liberty to price gauge to THAT extent. Did you pay the $60 to park for the Billy Joel and Stevie Nicks concert? What’s the highest price you’ve ever paid for parking at a concert?