Over this past weekend from Friday to Sunday, I read much conjecture on the ever popular Islanders Point Blank blog (by Chris Botta) about the pending increase in parking prices at Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum (NVMC). By Sunday afternoon, it seemed pretty clear that the prices for next season would be $15 for Preferred Parking and $10 for General Parking. Preferred Parking would be in what is currently called Breakaway Parking (for Season Ticket Holders) and possibly others areas immediately surrounding the building while General Parking would be in the outlying parking areas on the Coliseum property.
My full time job is in within one mile of the NVMC. So today I decided to go out at lunch and capture a picture of this sign on my cell phone for use on this blog. When I got to the Breakaway Parking entrance it was closed and I could not approach the sign so I drove around to the Charles Lindbergh Blvd entrance across from Nassau Community College. When I got there, there were also new signs above each of the approximately five gates, but these signs cited the prices that we are all used to, which is $7 for General Parking and $14 for Oversized Vehicles. Now I was really puzzled. So I drove through the lot and made my way to the Breakaway Parking entrance, where I discovered that out of the signs posted above these four parking gates, three cited the old prices and one cited the new higher prices (this being the gate I entered through last night). Finally I drove to the Hempstead Turnpike entrance where I also saw new signs posted above the approximately seven parking gates at this entrance. These signs all listed the old $7 and $14 prices as well.