Posted By: Dan Messineo
Thousands pack into Lincoln every year for state basketball. In a statement Mayor Chris Beutler said "These kinds of events are very important to our community" and "The Capitol City prides itself on being a great host." To that end, the city of Lincoln is offering discounted $3.00 all-day parking for the girls, and next weekend, the boys' basketball tournaments. On a normal day, the city charges $9.00 dollars for all-day parking.
Fans can take advantage of the cheaper rate on Thursdays and Fridays at these garages:
-Haymarket Garage, 848 "Q" Street
-Market Place Garage, 925 "Q" Street
-Que Place Garage,1111 "Q" Street
Also, a free shuttle will take fans from the Haymarket garage directly to Pershing Center. The shuttle will operate every 10 minutes and will load and unload passengers on the east/9th Street side of the Haymarket Garage only.
First Hour Free parking applies in the City's facilities marked with "Park and Go" signage:
-Carriage Park Garage, 1128 "L" Street
-Center Park Garage, 1120 "N" Street
-Cornhusker Square Garage, 1220 "L" Street
-University Square Garage, 101 N. 14th Street
-Lincoln Station South Lot, 7th and "P" streets
-West Depot Lot, 7th and "O" streets
After 5 p.m. Thursday and Friday, $5 event parking also will be available near Pershing Center in the State Parking Garage, 1501 "M" St., and the Federal Parking Garage, 100 S. Centennial Mall. No overnight parking is allowed in these facilities.