Be Cheap with BEEP—Plan B for Downtown Parking!
NASHVILLE, Tenn. (March 12, 2010) -
|During construction of the Music City Convention Center, recommended parking lots for use during Bridgestone Arena events include: |
- Main Library garage, located at Seventh Ave. N. and Church St., ($4)
- Pinnacle at Symphony Place garage, located at Third Ave. S. and Demonbreun St., ($10)
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The new Music City Center, located adjacent to Bridgestone Arena on the south side of Demonbreun, will more than double the downtown meeting and exhibit space available in the current convention center. The center is scheduled for completion in 2013.
Beginning Monday, March 15, the Nashville Downtown Partnership is joining with the Metro Sports Authority to offer a much needed “Plan B” for people attending events at the Bridgestone Arena. Check out the details of this great new option—BEEP (Best Ever Event Parking) at www.parkitdowntown.com/getting_around/BEEP/
“After a long, cold winter, people are ready to come out to cheer on the Nashville Predators and go to some great concerts including MUSE, Bon Jovi and Jimmy Buffett,” said Tom Turner, President and CEO. With the Music City Center construction site near Bridgestone Arena, the timing is right for launching this 3-month pilot program, Turner said. For all events at the Bridgestone Arena from March 15 through May 31, Lot R at LP Field will be open for free parking with optional round trip shuttle service for only $3 per person.
There are 1,075 parking spaces available at this location, which is easily accessible from I-65/I-24 via Exit 84 (Shelby Avenue). On Bridgestone Arena event dates, Lot R will be available from two hours before the event until 2 am. Shuttles will operate on 10-minute loops from two hours before an event until midnight.
Those choosing to park at Lot R and walk across the Shelby Pedestrian Bridge will have an easy ten to twelve-minute walk to Bridgestone Arena. Or, the shuttle drop off at 4th and Demonbreun will be about a four-minute walk from the Arena.
The Nashville Downtown Partnership’s parking mission is “to support the economic vitality of Downtown Nashville by offering affordable, user-friendly parking options.” As another public-private partnership, the ParkIt! Downtown brand has developed a successful track record in a weekday employee park and ride program launched on May 1, 2002. “Our ongoing commitment is to make it convenient and affordable for people to enjoy their experience in downtown Nashville,” Turner said.