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WS parking or metrorail
« on: October 22, 2019, 09:33:22 pm »
I’ll be attending game 2 tomorrow. I usually try and park somewhere on Austin just past Texas. But I’m thinking I’ll have trouble finding a metered spot tomorrow. Any suggestions on where to park? I read that the metrorail is free with a WS ticket. Where would I park to catch the metrorail? Which line? Red to Green?

I should add I’m coming from Austin and haven’t lived in Houston for 20 years. I usually only go to 1 or 2 games a season hence why I’m asking for suggestions on where to park.
« Last Edit: October 22, 2019, 09:42:51 pm by utastro »
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Re: WS parking or metrorail
« Reply #1 on: October 22, 2019, 10:50:55 pm »
Here’s a blog post from METRO that says to take the Purple Line to the Convention District exit.

https://metroblog.ridemetro.org/Lists/Posts/Post.aspx?ID=139

You can park at the Palm Center Transit Center. 

https://www.ridemetro.org/Pages/Rail.aspx/posted/2491/METRORail_SystemMap1_27_2010.468583.pdf

If you would rather park downtown, I suggest downloading the ParkWhiz app and reserving your spot at the lot of your choice tonight.
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« Reply #2 on: October 22, 2019, 11:19:06 pm »
if you chose to park downtown, then i'd park a little further away from the ballpark.  May make leaving easier.
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Re: WS parking or metrorail
« Reply #3 on: October 23, 2019, 07:06:39 am »
You won't find metered parking. There will be lots, but they will probably be pricey.  Palm Center is a long way away, but I'd think that if you park on the theater district side of downtown you can still walk or take the cross town metro.  I don't ever park there but somewhere between the medical center and downtown would also work for Metro.
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« Reply #4 on: October 23, 2019, 08:02:41 am »
I used parkwhiz to reserve a spot on Congress and main for $10. Thanks for the tip.
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« Reply #5 on: October 23, 2019, 08:59:02 am »
I'm having an early dinner at Ninfa's on Navigation and using their shuttle to get to the game and back.
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Re: WS parking or metrorail
« Reply #6 on: October 23, 2019, 09:53:20 am »
We generally park in the lot across the street from El Big Bad, between Prairie and Preston, with the entrance on Milam. 15-20 bucks tops, and just the right distance to get you away from most of the worst traffic, and a quick jump on the highway to get out of town.
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Re: WS parking or metrorail
« Reply #7 on: October 23, 2019, 10:48:13 am »
I use ParkMobile App. Yesterday I reserved my parking space at Houston Center Garage One for $11.11 (app said $12). It is bordered by Caroline/Austin/Rusk. An easy walk to Minute Maid and a quick getaway out of downtown via Walker to Louisiana.

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« Reply #8 on: October 23, 2019, 05:20:59 pm »
Freaking garage I reserved on parkwhiz said they aren’t honoring the pass. Assholes. Parkwhiz refunded me and gave me a credit. I was able to find a meter spot right around the corner at Preston and Travis. Only had to pay $3.96 for the rest of the evening. I was flipping the parking guy off as I pulled away.
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« Reply #9 on: October 23, 2019, 05:25:45 pm »
Freaking garage I reserved on parkwhiz said they aren’t honoring the pass. Assholes. Parkwhiz refunded me and gave me a credit. I was able to find a meter spot right around the corner at Preston and Travis. Only had to pay $3.96 for the rest of the evening. I was flipping the parking guy off as I pulled away.

Sorry to hear about the issues with that garage, but I’m glad you found a cheaper metered spot instead.  I’ve used ParkWhiz multiple times in the last year and haven’t had any issues.  I wouldn’t have recommended the app otherwise.
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« Reply #10 on: October 23, 2019, 05:39:59 pm »
Sorry to hear about the issues with that garage, but I’m glad you found a cheaper metered spot instead.  I’ve used ParkWhiz multiple times in the last year and haven’t had any issues.  I wouldn’t have recommended the app otherwise.

Parkwhiz was super pissed about it. I’d definitely use it again.
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Re: WS parking or metrorail
« Reply #11 on: October 25, 2019, 04:54:21 pm »
We generally park in the lot across the street from El Big Bad, between Prairie and Preston, with the entrance on Milam. 15-20 bucks tops, and just the right distance to get you away from most of the worst traffic, and a quick jump on the highway to get out of town.

Parking garage there where we started parking in $10-15.
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