Brookline Considering Hiking Meter Prices to $20 for Red Sox Game Nights
Everything about going to a ballgame has become expensive. Everything about going to a Boston Red Sox game has become even more expensive. Want to park close to the ballpark? That’ll be $40. Want a beer? $8 please. A bottle of water? For you, $4.50. However, if you’re somehow lucky enough to find one of those few and far metered parking spaces in the heart of Boston, you could just save yourself a solid chunk of change.
Not anymore. One of the sub-cities of Boston, Brookline, is considering hiking meter prices from 75 cents to $22 on Red Sox game nights. Keep in mind the people who park in these spaces usually have quite the walk ahead of them, but they accept a mile hike for a chance to save up to $40. This would be highway robbery at its finest.
Imagine inserting a twenty or swiping your credit card at a parking meter? The thought is almost about as frightening as that of having to pay $5 just to be a pedestrian in a Cleveland Browns tailgate parking lot. What will they think of next? By the time 2050 rolls around, going to a game will probably run you anywhere from $1000 to $5,000/person.