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Stadium parking for World Series will be $25

The cost of tickets to the World Series games in Kansas City may be through the roof, and parking won’t be cheap either.

Parking at Tuesday’s and Wednesday’s games will cost $25, the same price as for the American League Championship Series against Baltimore. It’s $30 for oversized vehicles and $35 for RVs.

For the World Series opener, the parking lots will open at 2 p.m. and the stadium opens at 4:30 p.m.

The parking price is up from $15 for the Wild Card game on Sept. 30 against the Oakland A’s and for the final game of the AL Division series, Oct. 5, against the Los Angeles Angels.

Parking cost $11 per car during the regular season.

The Royals set the post-season ticket and parking prices in conjunction with Major League Baseball, according to team spokesman Toby Cook.

The Kansas City Area Transportation Authority has a regular bus, Route 47, that stops at 39th Terrace and Blue Ridge Cutoff, near the stadium every half hour until 6:30 p.m. After that, it runs hourly until 11:30 p.m. but the ATA said it will extend service, if necessary, until an hour after the game ends.

Parking prices at the K are nothing compared to what they’re likely to be to attend the games hosted by the San Francisco Giants at AT&T Park. That urban ballpark is on San Francisco Bay and has only 4,000 stadium parking spaces, while Kauffman Stadium has 22,000 spaces.

So parking is at a premium in and around the San Francisco stadium. Some nearby lots were advertising game day parking prices at $30 or $50 or even $85 on the Internet.

Of course, San Franciso is also very transit-oriented, so the stadium provides directions and information for people to get to the games via bus, streetcar, ferry and even bicycle.

To reach Lynn Horsley, call 816-226-2058 or send email to lhorsley@kcstar.com.

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