FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE
Contact: James Troup, Parking Director
Date: October 8, 2014
Phone: (978) 674-4017
LOWELL – Starting on Friday, October 10, a discount parking option will be available for events at the Tsongas Center. Metered on-street spaces in the event Zone of Father Morissette Boulevard, Suffolk Street, Hall Street, and Cabot Street will be available on a first come, first served basis for $5.00 per event. Prices at the City’s George Ayotte Garage will remain at $10 and parking at the premium Jeanne D’ Arc Lot A will remain at $15.
Parking Department staff will be available throughout the event Zone to assist with anyone wishing to take advantage of this option. The staff will help direct people into the numbered spaces and point them toward any of the kiosks. At the kiosk, your space number will be entered and then payment can be processed via cash or any credit/debit card. Once the transaction is complete, a receipt will be printed. You do not have to return to your car to display the receipt. Anyone displaying a valid handicap placard is exempt from the cost of on-street metered parking.
The Parking Department successfully rolled out event zone parking during this past Lowell Spinners’ season. According to Parking Director James Troup, “the spaces are advantageous to LeLacheur Park and the Tsongas Center. The discount pricing offers anyone who attends the events an opportunity to save money on parking and to keep the event affordable.”
There is no event parking available on Perkins Street. Between 6:00 p.m. and 8:00 a.m. from Monday through Friday and on weekends and holidays, Perkins Street is residential sticker permit parking only and will be enforced accordingly.