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TACOMA: Parking and safety concerns at Cheney Stadium

Letter by Brian Adams, Federal Way on May 23, 2011 at 2:39 pm | 5 Comments »
May 23, 2011 3:21 pm

We finally made it out to the new Cheney Stadium last weekend.

Upon arrival we were greeted by an attendant holding a sign: “Lot is Full.”

Across the street at the Fred Meyer and Milgard Breast Center, guards were on duty and threatening to tow any event parkers. We eventually parked at the Windermere Plaza, which also had tow signs posted but no guards. We then had to play Frogger to cross the busy street with no crosswalks.

After the game the trek back to the car was very uncomfortable. The exit road was dark, crowded with pedestrians and speeding cars.

Why were no stadium staff or police directing traffic so people could safely return to their cars?

The management of Cheney Stadium and the City of Tacoma must address the issues of parking and safety before someone dies. Why not broker a deal with the neighboring business owners to allow event parking in exchange for advertising at the Stadium? And how about a crosswalk or two and some illumination for the pathways?


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