My wife and I attended the recent open house at the Sprint Center around 3:45 p.m. Upon returning to our car, we realized we received a parking ticket from the wonderful Kansas City Police Department for parking on Grand Boulevard.
This particular street, as we realized later, was restricted between 4 and 6 p.m. This parking violation was a bit confusing, considering that we paid the meter $1.50 at 3:45 p.m. and were fined right away at 4:16 p.m.
As we looked down the street, we saw more than 20 vehicles with the same violation.
During our visit to the new arena, we were pleased and excited for the change. Our disappointment was that for trying to support our city we were rewarded with a fine.
A better response would have been a warning, rather than a ticket, since we are not that familiar with downtown and the parking challenges.