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Event Pricing & Evening Metering

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SFMTA parking meters on blocks within walking distance of AT&T Park operate until 10pm Monday to Saturday and until 6pm on Sundays. These meters are priced at $3, $5, or $7/hour for events, depending on the distance to the ballpark. These policies help make more parking spots available in South Beach and Mission Bay and help reduce congestion by discouraging circling for free or cheap parking near the ballpark.

Hours of operation Regular rates Event rates Time limits
Daytime 9am to 6pm* $0.25-5.00/hour $3, $5, or $7/hour 4 hours or no limit
Evenings 6pm to 10pm** $0.25/hour
Sundays Noon to 6pm $0.25/hour

*Port of San Francisco meters on the Embarcadero north of the Channel start at 7am.
**Port of San Francisco meters north of the Channel end at 11pm.

Events
Events subject to special pricing include all Giants home games, concerts or events at AT&T Park, or other events that will bring substantial traffic to the neighborhood. South Beach/Mission Bay is currently the only area in San Francisco that features special event pricing. Note: all event dates are subject to change. Always check the meter for current rates.

Calendar of 2014 SF Giants home games (PDF)

Demand responsive pricing
The Mission Bay area is one of the SFMTA’s eight SFpark areas. Rates are adjusted based on demand around every six weeks to find the lowest rate that provides one or two open spaces per block. Rate adjustments take into account the high parking demand on event days versus non-event days.

Evening metering
Because the majority of baseball games and other events at AT&T Park take place at night, after the current 6:00pm end-time for SFMTA meters, special event rates cannot effectively manage demand unless they apply later in the evening. The SFMTA meters on event and non-event evenings in the Mission Bay area for consistency, ease of implementation, and to address increases in parking demand as the Mission Bay area rapidly grows.

Time limits
Because these meters are in an SFpark area, meters have either four-hour time limits or no time limits at all, depending on the location, regardless of evening metering or event pricing. Drivers should be sure to check the meter for time limits.

Avoiding parking tickets
Meters in Special Event Areas charge for parking until later in the evening than meters in other parts of the City. If you do not pay the meter, or you stay for longer than you paid, you may get a ticket, just like you would at any other meter during operating hours. Street signs (shown below) indicate meters on the block are subject to event rates and evening metering. Decals (also below) on the side of each meter indicate the hours of operation.

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