Fans, who had already paid $400 dollars or more for a single concert ticket voiced their collective outrage over the exorbitant extra fee.
“It’s ridiculous,” said one woman as she handed $60 to a parking lot attendant.
“And we just paid $400 for the tickets,” she added while shaking her head in frustration.
One driver who had pulled into a $60 lot soon realized he was cash short. “I’m going to the ATM,” he said. “I have no choice.” Lots that usually charge no more than $10 to $30 for an Astros game were charging as much as $80 close to Minute Maid Park. Some fans by-passed the parking problems by taking shuttles to Minute Maid Park from area hotels. source
Other more flush fans, eager to see their icon, seemed unfazed by the parking space price gouging.
“She’s a hometown girl and she brings out a crowd, so I was fully expecting it,” said one woman.