Anyone who attends sporting events are already well aware that the cost of parking one’s vehicle nearby the stadium is borderline ludicrous and oftentimes highway robbery. Still, as the photo above abundantly illustrates, combining a big-time event like the World Series with limited parking space in an urban area along with an early local start time (5:00 p.m. — commuters were likely still occupying spots that would have been available at 7:00), well, the price can escalate to absurd levels.
As you can see, a garage nearby AT&T Park was charging between $90 and $130 for parking during Game 1 of the World Series between the hometown San Francisco Giants and the Detroit Tigers. Of course, that’s for valet parking and the $130 is for a full-size SUV or truck, and obviously people who can afford to drive a gas guzzler of that size in a city can probably afford such exorbitant parking charges.
Of course, I’m kidding about the affordability of $130 for parking for folks who drive larger automobiles, but either way, that is one tidy sum, especially in light of how much those people getting gashed in parking garage charges are already forking out to attend a World Series game.