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Parking aroundd the Joe on Saturday will be a mess

Hello. Still on "sabbatical," may or may not continue on Saturday. As you might imagine, when you've worked for 200 hours and you come home, the "crash" is not exactly pleasant, but I'm grateful to Paul for lending a hand--and it has been busier than hell today.

Anyway, the Wings sent out a press release detailing the parking options available to those who are attending Saturday's game against Boston (7 PM, no local or Boston TV, AM 1270 only), and it's gonna be...A frickin' mess, so their "Guests Should Arrive Early" header's very appropriate--because some awful comedian will be performing at the Fox Theatre, the Tigers will be playing the White Sox at 7 PM, and there's going to be construction at my favorite parking spot, the Cobo Roof:

**MEDIA ADVISORY**

DOWNTOWN GUESTS ADVISED TO ARRIVE EARLY DUE TO MULTIPLE EVENTS IN THE CITY SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 21
Patrons Urged to Prepare for Increased Traffic Congestion on Roads and in Parking Facilities

Olympia Entertainment is advising guests to arrive early to this weekend’s downtown events.  Due to thousands of guests entering and exiting the downtown area during the same time frames, traffic volumes will be heavy and local parking availability will be limited and only available on a first come, first served basis. Guests also need to be prepared for high traffic volumes due to construction including ongoing renovations at Cobo Center.

DANE COOK EVENT INFORMATION:

·  Dane Cook “Under Oath Tour” at the Fox Theatre

·  Doors open at 7 p.m.

·  Event starts at 8 p.m.

DANE COOK EVENT PARKING:

·  The Fox Garage, Columbia Lot and Lot T and Lot C will be held for guests attending the Dane Cook show; however, space is limited and available on a first come, first served basis.

·  Present your event tickets for access to the lots listed above, while availability lasts.

·  There are no in and out privileges at Olympia Development lots.

·  Olympia Development lots accept cash only in small denominations; $100 bills cannot be accepted.

·  Due to renovations on the Fox Garage, elevatorservice will be restricted on floors 5-7.

·  View map of parking lots here.

DETROIT RED WINGS PRESEASON GAME INFORMATION:
·   Detroit Red Wings vs. Boston Bruins at Joe Louis Arena
·   Doors open at 5:30 p.m.
·   Game starts at 7 p.m.

DETROIT RED WINGS PRESEASON GAME PARKING:

·  Due to construction at Cobo Center, parking at the Cobo Roof Parking Deck will be limited. Also, traffic lanes will be restricted from four to two lanes on Atwater.

·  There are no in and out privileges at Olympia Development lots.

·  Olympia Development lots accept cash only in small denominations; $100 bills cannot be accepted.

·   View map of parking lots here.

·   All patrons that utilize Cobo Center, whether parking on the Cobo roof or using the building as a route to Joe Louis Arena, will be directed by personnel as well as signs from Michigan Hall to the Wayne Dock. From the Wayne Dock guests will have to go down the stairwell and cross Joe Louis Arena's East driveway and then proceed up the stairs on the East side of Joe Louis Arena.

·   For those business locations that provide shuttles, drop off locations are not available on Atwater Street / Steve Yzerman Drive. All shuttle services are to be dropped off and picked on the curb of East bound Jefferson, at a marked location near the Riverfront Apartments. This is a few blocks West of Joe Louis Arena.


DETROIT TIGERS GAME INFORMATION:

·   Detroit Tigers vs. Chicago White Sox at Comerica Park

·   Gates open at 5:30 p.m.

·   Game starts at 7:08 p.m.

DETROIT TIGERS GAME PARKING:

·   All prepaid Tigers passes will be accepted at their assigned lots.

·   Handicapped parking is available in Lots 1, 2 and 3; however space is available on a first come, first served basis.

·   The Tiger Garage is passes only.

·   Cash parking is available on a first come, first served basis at all other Olympia Development lots; except those held for the Fox Theatre (refer to Dane Cook Parking Information above).

·   There are no in and out privileges at Olympia Development lots.

·   Olympia Development lots accept cash only in small denominations; $100 bills cannot be accepted.

·    View map of parking lots here.

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do abandoned cars or cars on blocks count as potential parking spots in downtown Detroit? just wondering.

Posted by scooter on 09/20/13 at 11:39 PM ET

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No.

Posted by George Malik from South Lyon, MI on 09/20/13 at 11:47 PM ET

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