Oh, the joys of driving to a baseball game: Sitting in endless traffic four miles from the stadium, inching past full lot after full lot, not finding your car when it’s time to go home. (Was it D-4 or 404 Green?)
At least now you can streamline the parking end of things with ParkWhiz, a Chicago-based company that’s recently gone national.
Think of ParkWhiz as OpenTable for parking. Partnered with hundreds of major American venues--sports stadiums, airports, amusement parks, arenas, and the like--ParkWhiz helps users reserve spots in advance of events. Just search for a day and place (say, Madison Square Garden on November 12) and you’ll see all the area garages taking reservations, along with pricing and lot info.
Once you make your selection and pay, ParkWhiz sends you an e-ticket or printable pass. Present said pass at the parking lot on the day of your Madonna concert and voilà: parking made painless.
Pricing varies based on the nature of the event--$5 for a Cincinnati Reds game, $40 for J. Lo at the Prudential Center--and you can also upgrade for extras like prime exit spots and wheelchair accessibility.
As for locating the car at the end of the night, we’re afraid they can’t help with that.