Parking Quickly Becoming Valuable Commodity at ASC

Paul Pizza
The Paw Print

When I first came to Adams State, I had no problems parking at all with the addition of the two new parking lots, the first one being near the soccer field and the second by the stadium apartments. However, it is nearly impossible to find a parking space this semester.  During the day when students are commuting to and from class is bad enough, but for an athletic event it gets even worse.  With students parking in the lots during the day and forgetting to move at night, spectators are forced to find parking spots in inconvenient areas.  Personally, the problem causes me to end up parking in church parking lots blocks away.  
Parking is slowly becoming a valuable asset to universities; some charge up to $400 to park on campus. Fortunately, here at Adams State we are allowed to park for free and are definitely taking advantage of it.  The free parking here on campus is starting to become a serious problem (as it is at most other universities).  The parking areas around campus are always full and they continue to be full before the start of an event, leaving incoming spectators with no place to park.
President Svaldi of Adams State notes, “…parking on our campus continues to be an ongoing problem, which also results in event parking problems.  To help resolve this problem, two areas have been designed as reserved parking for athletic events.”
The two areas that are reserved for home events are the parking area on Stadium Drive, directly in front of Plachy Hall’s east entrance, and across from Girault Hall.  This area consists of the twelve parking spots along Stadium Drive.  The other parking zone is the ten closest spaces to Plachy Hall in the North part of the Residence at the Rex parking lot.
Due to the ongoing problems, for all future home events, both of the areas will be marked with cones until the conclusion of the event.  For those vehicles that are parked in the spaces during the day, there will be an orange notice placed on the vehicle’s windshields.  The notice reminds the driver to relocate to a non-reserved spot before the event that day begins. Adams State Campus Police will ticket the vehicles in the spaces that do not move before the start of the game.
The next home events for the Grizzlies are coming up this weekend.  Friday, February 11 both the men’s and women’s basketball teams are in action against UCCS. The following day, both teams are back in action, taking on CSU-Pueblo.
President Svaldi asks to, “Please be respectful when parking in surrounding neighborhoods and do not park in or block driveways,” as this also might result in a parking ticket. is powered by WordPress µ | Spam prevention powered by Akismet