So you want to go to the Big Game or just hang out for the ambiance but are worried about how to find a spot to park and how much you’ll have to fork over to safely house your car?
No need to sweat it! Angie’s List has more than 600 spots within steps of a city bus stop or a brisk, but scenic walk to Lucas Oil Stadium. And your $20 payment for a day’s worth of parking will go to the company’s Handy Helpers program, which helps neighborhood at-risk children and other nearby community organizations.
For inquiries or to reserve more than 10 parking spots, email Angie’s List at firstname.lastname@example.org . Reservations are not required. Parking will be assigned on a first-come, first-served basis other than any reserved areas.
“We’re as excited as everyone else about the game,” said Angie Hicks, founder of Angie’s List, which provides consumer reviews on local service companies and doctors and is headquartered in Indianapolis.
Opening up our parking lots over the weekend benefits those headed downtown for the game and festivities while supporting the Handy Helpers. It’s a win-win for everyone.”
Angie’s List parking lots are situated on the company’s campus just east of Interstate 65 between East Washington and Market streets. Angie’s List staff will direct traffic and collect fees.
The closest city bus stop is outside the Angie’s List front door at 1030 East Washington. The 30-minute walk to the stadium is lined with an assortment of entertainment opportunities. So you may want to plan on extra time if you’re hoofing it. If you’re in a multi-car group, meet at Angie’s List, carpool park just one car closer to the action.
Parking opens Saturday, February 4, 2012, at 10 a.m. Security will monitor the property throughout the weekend. Cars must be moved by 4 a.m. or they will be towed. Consumers may pay for two days of parking (cost of $40) when they arrive, however. Parking tag colors will differentiate the one-day and two-day parkers.
Parking funds will go to Indianapolis Public School 14, which has a high number of children who are homeless or live in poverty. The school recently advised Angie’s List and other school partners of its most pressing needs.
- Food Pantry: Most of the schools’ food comes from Gleaners Food Bank. The pantry is open every week. The school attempts to provide enough food for 2 meals and a couple snacks to approximately 50 families each week.
- Uniforms: Many parents in the school system struggle to keep up with the clothing needs of their growing children.
- School Supplies: IPS budget shortages resulted in teachers having to purchase many of their own supplies.
The Angie’s List Handy Helpers program is comprised of company staff who volunteer time and money to help support schools, shelters and neighborhood organizations near the Angie’s List campus near the city’s East Side. The group routinely helps with clean up and landscaping at IPS 14, has planted trees, conducts school supply and food drives throughout the year and oversees the company’s recycling initiatives.
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