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Driggers addresses parking concerns, hazards at City Stadium

By Jim Fair, Editor
Published on Tuesday, October 11, 2011

City Administrator Ed Driggers said the city will become more diligent with parking offenders along Arlington Avenue during game nights at Greer’s City Stadium.

Driggers addressed the issue that was reported in The Greenville News quoting city staff that more parking was needed to remedy the dilemma. One city resident suggested overcrowded parking was creating fire and safety hazards.

“The stadium parking is a concern. We will make an announcement at the stadium for vehicles to be removed. At last resort we will use our rotation system of towing vehicles,” Driggers said.

City Stadium’s capacity is 3,000 spectators. Youth football is the most popular sport and the number of teams and games overlapping can cause a traffic snarl with parents coming and leaving at the same time. Soccer and lacrosse is also played at the stadium but overcrowding at those events hasn’t been evident.

The news report said recreation staffers issued notices to visitors indicating their cars will be towed if they continue to use no-parking areas. “People will have to comply with the posted signage,” Driggers said. “If we need emergency equipment we need to get them there.”

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