Book your Pan Am soccer parking spot now

Community Jun 10, 2015 by Steve Milton The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will be the only one of the 16 municipalities hosting Pan Am Games events in which attendees will be able to pre-book parking.

Those who reserve online will get their parking space for half price.

Toronto2015, the Games organizer, and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation are strongly recommending that anyone planning to drive, rather than go by public transit or bike or on foot to events at CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium, pre-book a parking spot.

Parking for soccer will be at Mohawk College, McMaster University and a lot southeast of the stadium owned by ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Shuttles will carry ticket holders from there to the King Street side of Scott Park, a short walk from the stadium.

"It's the biggest venue, there are multiple lots and we felt this was the best way to organize everybody," Jamie Austin, manager of policy and planning development for the ministry, told The Spectator at a media information session in Toronto on Tuesday.

"You will get assigned to the lot which is most accessible to your point of origin, which makes it more convenient for you, and it will also help reduce the overall traffic congestion in the city."

The online pre-booking service for Hamilton, and for accessible parking at all Pan Am venues, has been available through the Toronto2015 website for a few days but Tuesday marked the official launch of the program.

A parking spot for each ticketed event in Hamilton (which includes two soccer games) costs $10, but those who book online will be charged $5.

To pre-book, go to TORONTO2015.org/venue/hamilton-soccer-stadium/parking.

smilton@thespec.com

905-526-3268 | @miltonatthespec

Book your Pan Am soccer parking spot now

Community Jun 10, 2015 by Steve Milton The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will be the only one of the 16 municipalities hosting Pan Am Games events in which attendees will be able to pre-book parking.

Those who reserve online will get their parking space for half price.

Toronto2015, the Games organizer, and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation are strongly recommending that anyone planning to drive, rather than go by public transit or bike or on foot to events at CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium, pre-book a parking spot.

Parking for soccer will be at Mohawk College, McMaster University and a lot southeast of the stadium owned by ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Shuttles will carry ticket holders from there to the King Street side of Scott Park, a short walk from the stadium.

"It's the biggest venue, there are multiple lots and we felt this was the best way to organize everybody," Jamie Austin, manager of policy and planning development for the ministry, told The Spectator at a media information session in Toronto on Tuesday.

"You will get assigned to the lot which is most accessible to your point of origin, which makes it more convenient for you, and it will also help reduce the overall traffic congestion in the city."

The online pre-booking service for Hamilton, and for accessible parking at all Pan Am venues, has been available through the Toronto2015 website for a few days but Tuesday marked the official launch of the program.

A parking spot for each ticketed event in Hamilton (which includes two soccer games) costs $10, but those who book online will be charged $5.

To pre-book, go to TORONTO2015.org/venue/hamilton-soccer-stadium/parking.

smilton@thespec.com

905-526-3268 | @miltonatthespec

Book your Pan Am soccer parking spot now

Community Jun 10, 2015 by Steve Milton The Hamilton Spectator

Hamilton will be the only one of the 16 municipalities hosting Pan Am Games events in which attendees will be able to pre-book parking.

Those who reserve online will get their parking space for half price.

Toronto2015, the Games organizer, and the Ontario Ministry of Transportation are strongly recommending that anyone planning to drive, rather than go by public transit or bike or on foot to events at CIBC Hamilton Soccer Stadium, pre-book a parking spot.

Parking for soccer will be at Mohawk College, McMaster University and a lot southeast of the stadium owned by ArcelorMittal Dofasco. Shuttles will carry ticket holders from there to the King Street side of Scott Park, a short walk from the stadium.

"It's the biggest venue, there are multiple lots and we felt this was the best way to organize everybody," Jamie Austin, manager of policy and planning development for the ministry, told The Spectator at a media information session in Toronto on Tuesday.

"You will get assigned to the lot which is most accessible to your point of origin, which makes it more convenient for you, and it will also help reduce the overall traffic congestion in the city."

The online pre-booking service for Hamilton, and for accessible parking at all Pan Am venues, has been available through the Toronto2015 website for a few days but Tuesday marked the official launch of the program.

A parking spot for each ticketed event in Hamilton (which includes two soccer games) costs $10, but those who book online will be charged $5.

To pre-book, go to TORONTO2015.org/venue/hamilton-soccer-stadium/parking.

smilton@thespec.com

905-526-3268 | @miltonatthespec