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Is the Spectrum Center one of the cheapest arenas for parking?

If you’re driving into Uptown for an event at the Spectrum Center, you’re most likely paying for parking. How does the price of parking compare to other cities?

CHARLOTTE, N.C. — The Hornets' season might be over, but the Spectrum Center in Uptown isn't slowing down with a jam-packed slate of concerts in June. 

Uptown is usually buzzing when big names come to town, but those special events can also drive up prices for event parking. If you look at the Spectrum Center's website, there are big names like Machine Gun Kelly and James Taylor and others performing. 

If you’re driving into Uptown for an event at the Spectrum Center, you’re most likely paying for parking. How does the price of parking compare to other cities?

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THE QUESTION 

Is the Spectrum Center one of the cheapest arenas for parking in the U.S?

OUR SOURCES

THE ANSWER

This is true.

Yes, the Spectrum Center is one of the cheapest arenas for parking in the U.S.

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WHAT WE FOUND

The study looked at all the arenas in the U.S. and found the Spectrum Center had the lowest price of $10 parking near the arena. 

When we compared these prices on SpotHero, we found that the $10 parking was at 209 East 5th Street, only 426 feet away from the Spectrum Center, and 306 East 4th Street, only about a quarter-mile away. 

We did find cheaper options at the State Farm Arena in Atlanta for $8, however, the parking garage was about a mile away from the arena.

So you can either pay the price of walking or a little more from your wallet.

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