**Penn State vs. Iowa Basketball - 2/29/20 - 11am - BTN**

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I park behind Guild Wurst Tavern and then have a few beers at The Vine. Then I walk up the hill, not through the woods. Bout a 3 minute walk.
I did that too in the past, and I agree it is the best. But that's not 3 minutes unless you're Usain Bolt.

I almost got in a fight with some dude who talked shit to my ex at the Vine there. Fat Beebs was upset!
 

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I did that too in the past, and I agree it is the best. But that's not 3 minutes unless you're Usain Bolt.
It was a joke, Beebs. Playing off the 5 minute comment from the MessDawg.
 

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Whole bunch of out of shape fuckers in this thread. And coming from me you should be embarrassed.
 

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Why do all of these establishments allow people to park for several hours and go to the game, particularly if it is during a busy dinner hour?
 

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Why do all of these establishments allow people to park for several hours and go to the game, particularly if it is during a busy dinner hour?
For the Vine, they charge $10 or $20 car, plus the patrons spend a shit ton of money beforehand. On an ordinary night, they probably aren't THAT busy for dinner anyway.

I imagine for Old Chicago, it's probably too difficult to enforce since they share the parking lot with the hotel and other businesses in that area. Plus, the patrons also spend a shit ton of money beforehand (unlike other nights during that time period).
 

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For the Vine, they charge $10 or $20 car, plus the patrons spend a shit ton of money beforehand. On an ordinary night, they probably aren't THAT busy for dinner anyway.

I imagine for Old Chicago, it's probably too difficult to enforce since they share the parking lot with the hotel and other businesses in that area. Plus, the patrons also spend a shit ton of money beforehand (unlike other nights during that time period).
Add in the fact that you’d be an idiot to park anywhere else.
 

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Add in the fact that you’d be an idiot to park anywhere else.
How many parking spots are in the Vine/Old Chicago/Heartland Inn area? 200 or so? I assume you have to arrive very early to park down there.
 

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How many parking spots are in the Vine/Old Chicago/Heartland Inn area? 200 or so? I assume you have to arrive very early to park down there.
No idea. I don’t ever get there that early. Sometimes I’ll use a parking pass and park in the dental lot because I’m never in a huge hurry to get out of there. And I don’t encounter the same struggles as some posters have suggested here. If not, I’ll park in the old law lot and it’s about a 15 minute walk from there. The old law lot is as easy to get in/out of as any parking spot there is and I never encounter any traffic at any point. But I would rather walk a little further than get there any sooner than 10 mins before the game. Fuck that.
 
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I visit my brother's premie twins at u of I beforhand and just park there. He then gives me a ride to the RMH, he's staying and we walk over to the game. That's about a 30 second walk.
 
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For the Vine, they charge $10 or $20 car, plus the patrons spend a shit ton of money beforehand. On an ordinary night, they probably aren't THAT busy for dinner anyway.

I imagine for Old Chicago, it's probably too difficult to enforce since they share the parking lot with the hotel and other businesses in that area. Plus, the patrons also spend a shit ton of money beforehand (unlike other nights during that time period).
Maybe 5 years ago or so Old Chicago used to charge 10 or 15 bucks to park for football games but would give you an equal amount in dine-in dollars. So it was basically free if you were going to spend any money inside. The last few years there has been no parking charge.
 

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Maybe 5 years ago or so Old Chicago used to charge 10 or 15 bucks to park for football games but would give you an equal amount in dine-in dollars. So it was basically free if you were going to spend any money inside. The last few years there has been no parking charge.
Old Chicago, just a two minute walk from Kinnick
 
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