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Venues like convention centers, stadiums and sports arenas are an important nexus of social life in our cities. They bring otherwise disparate people together to be inspired, celebrate victory (or commiserate loss) and share passions. At the same time, they serve a critical role as an economic driver, bolstering both a city’s tax base and the fortunes of nearby businesses. Convening such a mass of people in one place brings with it transportation challenges, however, as these buildings are typically surrounded by acres of parking which remain underutilized when the facilities are not in use. Can these venues be successful without the seemingly requisite seas of parking? Can close collaboration with the municipality and transportation agencies be mutually beneficial for all stakeholders, fans included? Join us to hear from three locations that have examined these questions and emerged with more compelling, sustainable and successful venues.
+ Alyssa Alt / City of Denver Department of Public Works
+ Matt Eierman / City of Sacramento Parking Services Division
+ Manoj Madhavan / Chase Center
+ Rob Johnson / Seattle Krakens
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