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Carpooling saves and pays at Tropicana Field

Quicken Loans DIFF blog says the Tampa Bay Rays do parking right!! by whatsthediffblog, on Flickr

By Jennifer Whiteaker

Expensive parking is almost a given at sporting events.  Sure, you can get cheaper parking if you want to park in a questionable dirt lot and walk a mile or two.  But to park near the stadium -  you’re going to pay!

At Comerica Park, you can park in the garage next to the stadium for $20.  The Tigers offer 17 categories of tickets and 7 of them are under $20.  What does that mean for the Tiger fans?  You could quite possibly pay more for parking than you did for your ticket to the game.

So what is different from Detroit and Tampa Bay besides the weather?  The Tampa Bays Rays decided to go green this season.  “All vehicles with four or more passengers get FREE parking at all home games in 2008. For vehicles with fewer than four passengers, parking will cost $10. The Rays will also offer parking in remote lots for $5.”  What a great idea to encourage carpooling, help the environment, and save the consumer a little bit.

Maybe Quicken Loans Arena will be next….let’s hope this idea catches on around the country!

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Keeping it clean at Comerica Park

Kelly LaVaute and a Sani-Post at a Tigers game in Comerica Park! by whatsthediffblog, on Flickr

Picture this: a bustling mass of nearly 40,000 people at a Tigers game – each one touching railings, seats, wiping away nacho cheese from their mouth, sneezing and dumping drinks down your arm. Ew.

That aside, I *adore* the Tigers, Comerica Park and the whole Tiger game experience. I’ve been to 4 games so far this season and I’m going again tonight to see them stomp the Red Sox (fingers crossed!). I love the game, the crowd, the food and every minute detail associated with attending games. Well, except for the hygiene factor. Oh, and parking. What a pain!

While the city of Detroit’s parking woes are a little bit more difficult to solve, Comerica Park has installed contraptions to thwart the excessive germs from fellow fans. Enter Sani-Post! (see lovely photo of said Sani-Post and myself). It’s a nifty little kiosk that dispenses antibacterial hand sanitizer without even having to touch anything. It’s also an extra bit of ad space for other local businesses. Love multi-tasking.

When I saw it at the last game, I thought it a small, easy addition for any major venue, but a great step for all the people who attend events like Tigers games. A little bit of DIFF, perhaps?

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We’re moving downtown: Quicken Loans and Detroit 2.0

Quicken Loans is moving to Detroit!

A press conference for Dan Gilbert with Governor Granholm and then Diff-Master Clayton Closson is in the newspaper? Something big is going on at Quicken Loans.

Though it will likely be a few years before we pack up in Livonia and start cruising down Woodward, today was an incredibly exciting day for all of us at Quicken Loans and for the great city of Detroit. It was confirmed that the months of speculation were right – we are headed downtown.

As a young career person, I couldn’t be more excited to think about the opportunities Detroit will bring me and other Quicken Loans team members. As a life-long Michigander, I’m ecstatic that Detroit is on the road to revival.

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Sunday, January 21, 2018