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Tailgating/Parking @ PPL

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  1. VDub2174

    VDub2174 Member

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    PPL Parking

    Just got an email not too long ago about the Union offering parking passes to Founding Members. The email said the passes are $200 for the whole season (including Games A & B) and you're given an assigned color parking spot.

    Is anyone else thinking of taking advantage of this?
     


  2. buzzkiller23

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Here's the email:

     
  3. n4100

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    So, according to the email from the team this morning to Founding Members, tailgating can't include grills, or was that only in the grass section he mentions? This should be thrilling fun if that's the case. The team can tell me the weather was bad and so they are scrambling to complete the stadium on time, but seriously, someone didn't think to work with Chester on the grill issue?

    Also, I'd wager that many STH have 4+ tickets and might need more than one spot, even when carpooling (I don't think everyone has a minivan) but will have to wait to get a second spot. Not sure I like this.
     
  4. TerrierFC

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    Re: PPL Parking

    I just called and got one. She said it will be a booklet of passes for your mirror, just like your season tickets. So you'll tear one out for each game. Which is nice if you need to give your tickets to someone or use a different car.
     


  5. buzzkiller23

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Hmm...that does make it slightly more appealing, but after a little research I'm leaning toward the regional rail. They should come up with a PPL Park season pass. I'll keep dreamin.
     
  6. frobisherthepenguin1

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Done, fairly quick once I'd circulated their phone menus a few times.

    I think the shuttle bus thing will be a real pain in the posterior, and could seriously impact actual attendance, despite the "sell-out". Shame.:(
     
  7. MacDaddySit

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Soo.. I ended up buying a sweet portable Weber grill for the upcoming tailgaiting festivites, and now I read this:

    "As of this time, pending our discussions with the City of Chester, grills most likely won’t be allowed on-site."

    Does that mean just in the "green space" or can we use it in the "2' behind our vehicle" in the parking lot? I don't really get how you can call it tailgaiting if you can't grill.....

    Not happy. :mad:
     
  8. VDub2174

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    Re: PPL Parking

    I was thinking about going for the season passes as well so I know I can definitely get a spot for the games, especially the ones that are on weekdays. I work in Trenton so for the few games that are on the weekdays the travel won't be fun :p

    I'll be ordering mine over the weekend.
     
  9. TerrierFC

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Yeah, I'm hoping to give them the benefit of the doubt on this one. It's not like that area is overly congested aside from game traffic, and they've had a LOT OF TIME to try to figure out a plan. They seem to have been boxed in by not having enough lots done, the ramps off the bridge done, etc. So hopefully they'll come up with a plan that is reasonable for this season.

    With the weather outside the way it is today, I'm oozing positivity, haha.
     
  10. buzzkiller23

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    There are already 2 other threads. Dills?
     
  11. VDub2174

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    Re: PPL Parking

    I personally wouldn't consider the shuttle. I could imagine the amount of people that might be taking it and how long it would take to get a seat.
     
  12. celt1997

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Just hopped on the phone with my rep, and got my parking pass. Wife won't be happy about dropping another 2 bills, but I'll let her do the math about paying $15/game anyways. ;)

    Plus the games she'll be attending, I'm sure she'll be praising the fact that we won't be on a shuttle bus.

    I wonder how quick these passes will go?
     
  13. TerrierFC

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Yeah, between the few extra bucks savings, not having to take a bus, and KNOWING there is a spot for me on the rare instance when I might be running late for a game, this is a NO-BRAINER. Public transit is a crazy option for me from where I live (would take FOREVER), and it's a straight shot down the Blue Route. So I'm glad to have a guaranteed spot.
     
  14. VDub2174

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    I hope not by the weekend when I can order them.
     
  15. ofeydofey

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    Re: PPL Parking

    just got mine... they said they will mail then out by the 17th
     
  16. n4100

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Just got off the phone with my rep...grilling will be allowed at the car, but not in the grass area! If someone else calls and wants to ask just to be sure, that'd be great.
     
  17. billf

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    Just got my passes. This now removes the last bit of anxiety I had about the new barn.
     
  18. buzzkiller23

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Yeah allowed by the car in the 2 feet you get behind it. No taking up other spots or blocking off lanes in the parking lot.
     
  19. MacDaddySit

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    "Yeah allowed by the car in the 2 feet you get behind it. No taking up other spots or blocking off lanes in the parking lot. "

    Saweeeeet! I just got my pass...
     
  20. sccaflagger74

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    Re: PPL Parking

    We ordered a pass. It's a no-brainer w/ 3 season tickets.
     
  21. VDub2174

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    Re: PPL Parking

    Once we get our assigned spots, you think they'll have a problem with people grilling together as long as it's in the 2 feet? Meaning, we won't be taking up extra spots or anything but we'll be grilling as a group.
     
  22. sccaflagger74

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    Re: PPL Parking

    The not so easy fix for the 2 ft rule: get 2 passes and 2 Smart cars. Park both in the same space and tailgate in the other.
     
  23. pic215

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    My only question is, how far will these "satellite lots in close proximity" be? The email does make it sound like some of them will be within walking distance.

    If they are in walking distance to the stadium, they could be easier to get in and out of afterwards.

    Also - like the satellite lots at the sports complex, tailgatting is allowed and they might become a better spot to tailgate. I would want to keep my options open before being locked into a spot on the footprint without knowing how the traffic patterns will be, etc. I wish I knew more about these satellite lots.
     
  24. celt1997

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    I'm not sure, but I thought someone said that some of the lots were measured in miles to the stadium. But that may have been a rumor.
     
  25. VixPix

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    Just guessing here, I would think that maybe their partners Crozer Hospital and Widner University might provide some lots. Each are about 3 or 4 miles from the stadium.
     
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