Drivers who park in the commuter lot across the street from Citi Field often times find themselves paying game day prices -- even though they're parking hours before game time and not heading into the ballpark.
Baseball fans may be able to afford the high prices, but regular commuters are furious with the hikes at the Roosevelt Avenue lot.
"It's unbelievable...you just eliminated a commuter parking lot...this isn't promoting mass transit," a commuter tells 1010 WINS.
The parking rates are hiked on game days to $18 or the "event" rate; these hikes go into effect at 3 a.m. for day games and at 9:30 a.m. for night games. On "non-event" days the parking rate is $4.
On days when there is a sell-out crowd or for "big" games the "event" rate is in play all day.