The rules have changed for parking to go to bankruptcy court in Cleveland. Two years ago I wrote an article for this site on my secret parking places when I go to court. Bad news. The rules have changed for the worse. Cleveland now has a casino. They had the nerve to put it right in the area where I like to park.
My favorite garage just past Quicken Loans Arena is now part of the casino complex. It is only available for casino goers. If you gamble you would think that is great, right? Every casino I have ever been to offers free parking to get you in. This is not everywhere else. This is Cleveland. Pull in the garage and expect to shell out $35 just to park. That is more than it costs to park 24 hours in New York City.
They have a deal though. Just gamble for 30 minutes and you get a voucher to pay for the parking. You will breeze through much more than $35 to get the “free” parking. Might make for a fun half hour, but remember you are here for bankruptcy court. Do you have the money for that?
That cool little lot that was my fail safe? The new garage is on that spot. You may still find meter parking on East 4th, but I no longer depend on that. Forget everything I said in that old article about parking. Here is the skinny on how I find parking for Cleveland bankruptcy court. My assumption is still that you are coming from the western suburbs of Cleveland. However you do it, I want you to be on Ontario northbound passing the Progressive Field and Quicken Loans Arena. You can get there from either I-90 or I-77.
- From Ontario turn right onto Huron. Huron runs along the north side of the Arena.
- Smugly drive past the lots with the red signs calling out, “casino parking.”
- Just past the Arena is Gateway 2 Garage. Pull in and find a spot. The garage is huge. From the 5th floor you can see into the ball park.
The glory of Gateway 2 is that before 11am, except on Indians game days, it is $4. On Indians game day every lot and garage gets in on the “make the Cleveland driver pay” game. They get extra points if they can get you to pay to park for an Indians game you will not attend. Then they can rent the overpriced spot twice. They win, maybe the Indians win, and you lose.
On game days I strongly encourage you to park at a Rapid station, or at the Cleveland Hopkins airport and take the Rapid in and get off at Terminal Tower. From there the bankruptcy court is kitty corner across the square on Superior.
If you are a client coming to Cleveland for your meeting of creditors, always check the Indians schedule to see if there is a day game. If so, use the Rapid. On those days parking for Cleveland bankruptcy court will be very costly, and hard to find.