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PSA: City of Ames Increases Illegal Parking Fines on Game Days

The City of Ames has issued 531 signs to warn you of game day illegal parking fine increases.

A traffic sign (white rectangle, black text) that reads “Fines Increased. Football Game Day. 6:00AM-Midnight. Municipal Code 18.7A”
One of the 531 “Fines Increased” signs the City of Ames has installed. This one is on Kildee Drive facing Beach Road. Photo taken July 11, 2019.
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On February 26th, Mayor John Haila passed Ordinance #4379 which increases the illegal parking on side-streets adjacent to Jack Trice Stadium and the surrounding area from $20 ($15 if paid within seven days of ticket) to $40 ($35 if paid within seven days of ticket) from 6 a.m. to midnight on game days.

While I can’t tell you what this season’s grass lot cost will be yet, I can tell you last year it was $20 to park legally and safely on grass lots.

This map, per the City of Ames, shows where you should avoid parking unless you want to incur a friendly “please read carefully” envelope on your windshield.