Parking Systems has been awarded the contract for NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum Presented By New York Community Bank.
The full service parking management company will be responsible for operating the parking experience, which includes ensuring a smooth flow of arrivals and departures, overseeing the logistics of traffic management, and maximizing the use of parking spaces. Parking Systems was founded in 1975 and services more than 350 locations nationwide, including more than 100 locations throughout Long Island.
To allow for a quicker and smoother arrival at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum, guests will now have the option to add a parking pass when purchasing their event tickets online. Those who purchase a parking pass in advance will proceed through a separate designated lane at each entrance. The entry process has been overhauled and updated to now include parking pass scanning technology for both mobile phones and paper passes. Additionally, for those purchasing parking on the day of the event, credit cards will now be accepted. All of these enhancements will create a more efficient entry process.
“The guest experience is a top priority for us at NYCB LIVE, home of the Nassau Veterans Memorial Coliseum,” said Brett Yormark, CEO of Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment. “We will utilize the expertise of Parking Systems to minimize the wait time during ingress and egress, as well as maximize lanes, staff, and technology to make the process seamless. As NYCB LIVE develops, we will continue to evaluate the parking process to ensure the most efficient system is in place. ”
“As a parking company with roots on Long Island for more than 30 years, we are grateful and excited for the opportunity to partner with Brooklyn Sports & Entertainment at NYCB LIVE, a premier location on Long Island,” said Mark Baron, President of Parking Systems, and a Long Island native. “Our experienced team is committed to providing the highest level of parking services, focused heavily on customer service, safety and expedited traffic flow.”
The Ford Parking Lot, which is the new name for the parking lot at NYCB LIVE, will open two hours in advance of an event and there will be designated spots for Veterans, patrons with disabilities, and VIPs. Parking prices will vary by type of event. For events where parking is more than $20, Ford will provide support by offering a limited quantity of specially priced passes at $20 each (online purchases only). The remaining passes purchased in advance will have a 10% discount applied to that event’s parking price. Those who have already purchased event tickets will receive a link to add prepaid parking, beginning this Friday with Billy Joel ticket holders. All other ticket holders will receive an email next week to purchase parking for their respective event.
For the first month, BSE will work with renowned traffic expert Sam Schwartz, President and CEO of Sam Schwartz Engineering, to consult on the traffic flow during ingress and egress for Ford Parking Lot. Schwartz is a leading expert in traffic and transportation planning, having consulted on a number of projects around the country, including Barclays Center, World Trade Center, Museum Campus in Chicago, and Red Bull Arena in Harrison, NJ.