The Wrigley Field parking problem has been an issue for a while. ParkWhiz has been a solution for many Chicago Cubs fans to reach the game faster and with less stress.
Crain’s recently collaborated with ParkWhiz, presenting the parking issue by laying out many major parking facts and stats. They also incorporated details surrounding the number of available lots within a certain distance of Wrigley Field. Fans are asking sporting facilities to focus on parking in order to increase fan experience.
ParkWhiz dove into our extensive amount of parking data, providing insights into the parking environment around Wrigley Field. We uncovered additional facts not mentioned in the Crain’s story.
Baseball Parking Fast Facts
In 2010, SportsBusiness Journal conducted a survey that showed 65% of fans said bad traffic and delays would make them think twice about coming back in the future.
A 2011 SportsBusiness Journal survey found that 34.2% of fans wanted facilities and teams to focus on parking to improve the fan experience.
By analyzing ParkWhiz’s sales data from the last five baseball seasons, we found that walking distance is just as important as price. Over 50% of customers park within five blocks (0.3 miles) of where they are going, 90% of customers park within 11 blocks (0.7 miles) of where they are going. This is why almost 70% of parking available around Wrigley Field is from “pop-up” parking spaces owned by private sellers and or businesses selling parking on ParkWhiz.com.
60% of fans think about parking the day before or the day of the game, adding too much of the congestion around Wrigley Field.
- 36% book parking the same day as the game
- 24% book parking the day before the game
- 15% book parking three days before the game
- 25% book parking four days before the game
The Price of Parking
Wrigley Field is one of the most expensive stadiums for parking, just below Fenway and AT&T. Additionally, according to MLB Team Marketing Report published in April 2013, Wrigley Field ranks third for average ticket price, making it one of most expensive venues in the country.ParkWhiz User Reviews
Despite high costs and traffic congestion, ParkWhiz has helped turn a day at the game into a more enjoyable experience. ParkWhiz has collected over 7,500 reviews for Wrigley Field lots, with 95% of them giving their parking a positive rating.
Next time you are looking for parking near Wrigley Field for a Cubs game or concert, compare prices and locations on ParkWhiz.