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Parking not a issue for most Shuckers fans

Biloxi city leaders and law enforcement officers partnered together making sure to set up barricades in appropriate places and patrols to make sure people were parking in the designated lots. (Photo source: WLOX) Biloxi city leaders and law enforcement officers partnered together making sure to set up barricades in appropriate places and patrols to make sure people were parking in the designated lots. (Photo source: WLOX)
BILOXI, MS (WLOX) -

Two of the biggest questions surrounding the first game at MGM park were where can people park, and would there be enough of it? After the game started, most fans said finding parking went rather smoothly.

"I had three or more back up spots in mind that I park here sometimes. The parking garage was not open yet, so I really thought it was going to be feast or famine, and I lucked out and got a pretty good spot," said one fan.

The city promised that fans would have thousands of free places to park, along with the free park and ride option offered by CTA. But still, there were plenty of people with lots near the stadium who were making a few bucks off of selling their spots.

"With parking being the situation it is, you know we got to get people in here to come watch the Shuckers. All these Biloxi natives are trying to watch their team finally come home, and the owner of this lot just felt the same way," said Logan Rogers.

Several of the closest lots to the stadium were charging about $20 per car. One fan thought that was a little steep, no matter how convenient.

"Well, I don't know about all that. I'll pay $20 for the Atlanta Braves, but the Shuckers, I'll pay ten bucks," said Kyle Moskal.

City leaders and law enforcement officers partnered together making sure to set up barricades in appropriate places and patrols to make sure people were parking in the designated lots. They were very impressed with how well fans responded.

"Sometimes it's going so good you're waiting for the other shoe to drop. But so far, so good. We're just really happy, and everyone seems to be really enjoying themselves," said Major Jim Adamo.

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