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Parking Lot Prices Downtown Have Increased, But Has Security?

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A parking ticket awaits the owner of a vehicle in downtown St. Louis (Brad Choat/KMOX News)

A parking ticket awaits the owner of a vehicle in downtown St. Louis (Brad Choat/KMOX News)

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOX) - Parking lot prices around Busch Stadium have gone up for the playoffs, but what about security?

It’s been a long time since vandals broke 60 car windows, and the city started requiring parking lot owners to man their lots during the game, something that many say they do now.

“First of all we’re here an hour after the game,” said one parking lot attendant. “Then we patrol the lot [during the game] to make sure we don’t have anybody sneaking in, messing with the cars.”

Several fans we spoke with said they’re not worried.

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But beware parking prices have gone up. If a lot was $20 during the regular season it’s now $30.

Meanwhile, if you can’t afford the parking lots, there is always the parking meters downtown. But what about tickets?

“Our meters are maxed at two hours, so they can either leave the game, repay the meter, or take the chance and get a ten dollar ticket,” City Treasurer Tishaura Jones told KMOX.

Adding the ten dollar ticket is usually cheaper than parking in a lot.

Jones told KMOX no extra meter maids will be out giving out tickets.

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