Mayor Chris Beutler today announced that all the new parking garages in the West Haymarket area are now open. The Green 2 parking garage at 530 "P" Street has been completed and will be available for Saturday's Husker football game against Miami. He encouraged fans to use the $20 online pre-pay option at parkandgo.org.
About 3,000 new parking spaces are available in the four main garages:
Because of contracted parking, not all garage spaces are available for game day parking. As of 3 p.m. today, spaces are still available for Saturday's game at Green 2, Blue 3 and Lumberworks.
If spaces are available on game day, they will cost $25 on site. The West Haymarket Joint Public Agency (JPA) owns the Red 1, Green 2 and Blue 3, and they are managed by City Parking Services. The Lumberworks garage is City-owned and operated.
The West Haymarket JPA also owns the VIP garage attached to the southwest side of Pinnacle Bank Arena and the large festival lot north of the arena. They are managed by SMG. Limited game-day parking is available in the VIP garage for $25. The festival lot is available for vehicle parking ($20), tailgating ($40) and RV parking ($140). More information is available by contacting firstname.lastname@example.org.
"The West Haymarket JPA knew that adequate parking would be necessary for the area to be successful, and the completion of the garages is another milestone for the project" said Beutler, JPA Chair. "The additional benefit is that Husker fans now have more parking options than ever before. The Haymarket and Downtown are exciting places to be on game day, even if you don't have a ticket for the game."
In addition to hosting a free watch party for the game, Pinnacle Bank Arena will host the Nissan Heisman House. Arena doors will open at noon Saturday. The Haymarket Farmers Market will be open from 8 a.m. to noon, and the Cube in the Railyard will show football games all day on Saturday, including the Husker game.
As of 3 p.m. today, additional City parking locations still available for pre-sale for Saturday's game are:
More information can be found at parkandgo.org.
Parking meters are enforced from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturdays. Vehicles blocking drives, parked too close to the intersection, parked on public right of way or interfering with vehicle or pedestrian traffic will be towed.