Category Archives: Boston

72,000 Boston Parking Tickets Thrown Out Last Year, more than 5% of tickets!

According to a report by the Boston Herald, more than 5% of Boston parking tickets issued last year were dismissed upon appeal

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Image courtesy of Tim Pierce.

Parking tickets are always a challenge when driving in a major city. As we wrote recently regarding San Francisco and New York, parking tickets are as big a source of revenue for cities as they are a source of headaches for drivers. Continue reading

Five Ways to Save Money at Baseball Games This Season

Last week, the first spring training games of 2014 were played—the baseball season is right around the corner! Although that leaves plenty to be excited about, there is one thing that is probably freaking you out: the increasingly high cost of attending a Major League Baseball game.

how to save money at baseball games
Can’t you feel the sunny afternoons at the park already?Photo courtesy of Keith Allison

Each year, the sports marketing firm Team Marketing Report releases the Fan Cost Index, the average cost of buying a ticket and some food, drinks, and apparel at each Major League ballpark. Last season, the league average was $210.46, and it is sure to increase in 2014. How can you save money this season when you take yourself out to the ballgame? Here are a few ideas:

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Dinner and a Game: Places to Eat Near TD Garden, and Where to Park Nearby!

People often ask us whether they’ll have time to get a bite to eat near TD Garden after parking their car, before heading into the arena. The answer is yes!

With most of our garages and lots in the area open between two and three hours prior to events, there’s plenty of time to enjoy some of Boston’s world-class dining before your next Celtics game, Bruins game, or concert at the Garden.

1) Neptune Oyster – 63 Salem Street
Park Nearby at the 101 Merrimac Street Garage as early as 5PM.
Image courtesy of H. Michael Karshis

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Three Places in Boston to Ring in the New Year (And Where to Park Nearby)

2013 is drawing to a close, and the biggest party night of the year is less than a week away! Our post today highlights three Beantown New Year’s parties, and the best places to park to get to them. (Just remember: if you drink, don’t drive!)

Boston New Year's Eve Parking
When the sun goes down in Boston this NYE, don’t get left out in the cold. Reserve parking with GottaPark for a guaranteed Boston New Year’s Eve parking spot. Photo courtesy of Darcy

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