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havelj
05-12-2006, 10:33 AM
Any opinion on when Lots F & L will really be open next Friday for the 3:05pm game?

I know WHITESOX.COM says they open two hours before, but when will they really be open? 11am? Noon?

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/ballpark/driving_directions.jsp

tebman
05-12-2006, 12:30 PM
Any opinion on when Lots F & L will really be open next Friday for the 3:05pm game?

I know WHITESOX.COM says they open two hours before, but when will they really be open? 11am? Noon?

http://chicago.whitesox.mlb.com/NASApp/mlb/cws/ballpark/driving_directions.jsp
Funny you should ask this -- on Tuesday I was stuck on Stewart (the alley along the railroad viaduct north of Pershing) for over 45 minutes with several dozen other cars waiting for Lot F to open. It finally did at about 5:40, and when I asked the guy collecting cash or coupons what the deal was, he blew it off and told me that "other lots were open at 5:00," and "I don't know where you heard that" when I told him the lots were supposed to open at 5:00.

I called the Sox office Wednesday asking about this, and everyone I talked to was surprised and apologetic. I got a return phone call from Standard Parking, who apparently is the contractor that runs the lots, and confirmed that the lots are supposed to be open at 5:00. Tuesday was apparently a screwup, and I was assured that the all the lots should have opened at 5:00.

Having said that, I believe in the old journalism adage: "If your mother says she loves you, check it out." So I'd call the Sox office and double-check with them. At minimum it'll remind somebody to keep an eye out for late-opening lots.

ewokpelts
05-13-2006, 04:39 PM
3 hours. same as opening day

DumpJerry
05-13-2006, 08:32 PM
Lot D opens three hours before game time, F two hours before. My coupon is for F. I showed up once before F opened (I was on 37th Street) and they waved me into D.:smile: