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SPECIAL EVENT PARKING RATES

Garages and Parking Lots

Garages and parking lots activate special event flat rates when an event is expected to cause increased volume in the garage. Special event rates may vary according to the size of the event and its proximity from the event. Special event flat rates activate up to two (2) hours prior to an event start time.

Typically, a parking fee is collected at the entrance of the parking facility. This is called "pre-pay mode". This rate allows parking up to 6 a.m. the next morning. Validation coupons, which discount parking upon exit, cannot be accepted during special event rate periods, as payments are collected at the entrance.

SacPark reservations are accepted during special event pre-pay mode at select Certified Partner facilities. Some Certified Partners also offer discounts for reserving online or via mobile app. Please check the SacPark reservation system to see when parking reservations are available. 

NON-EVENT PARKING: Pre-pay and flat rates are also available during non-event evenings and weekends. Click here to see which facilities offer these low-cost options. 

Meters

SacPark Meters operate on a standard, tier-based rate structure. This allows those who unexpectedly need to park beyond the posted time to do so. This is the operation every day during posted parking operating hours.

When an event at Golden 1 Center expects to exceed 15,000 attendees, then SacPark Meters will activate a special event meter flat rate within a three-block radius of Golden 1 Center two hours prior to the event start time. Please note, activation of special event rates in garages or lots (off-street) does not always trigger special event rates on meters (on-street).

Special event meter mode still allows short-term parking at the base meter rate of $1.75 per hour, up to the posted number of hours. This accommodates those who do not plan to attend the event. However, if the parking session extends beyond that time, then a special event flat rate will be required at the meter to stay parked. This flat rate will deduct the money already paid to meter and only require the difference to total up to $18.75. Payment of the flat rate allows parking until the vehicle leaves the space. Motorists who made their initial meter payments by Parkmobile will receive a reminder text that their time is expiring and an option to extend time will be offered. Extensions of time may be done at the meter or via Parkmobile.

HOW METERS WORK

STANDARD METER RATE STRUCTURE (NON-EVENT MODE)

SPECIAL EVENT METER RATE STRUCTURE

SPECIAL EVENT METER ZONE

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