Increased Prices at SF Parking Meters Near AT&T Park

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     Drivers parking near AT&T Park in San Francisco have to feed their  meter into the evening hours starting today, according to the city's  Municipal Transportation Agency.

    Meters close to the ballpark at Third and King streets will remain  operating until 10 p.m. from Monday through Saturday, SFMTA officials said.
    The meters will also cost more on San Francisco Giants game days  or during other events at the stadium.
    Between 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. on non-event days, the meters will cost 25 cents  per hour, but will increase up to $7 per hour on event days. The first event  with the increased meter rates is the World Baseball Classic, scheduled from  March 17-19 at AT&T Park.
    The changes are meant to increase parking availability in the  area. SFMTA officials say there will also be a reduction in congestion and  pollution caused by cars circling around to find a parking spot.
    Special signs are posted in the area, which stretches as far north  as Harrison Street, as far east as The Embarcadero, as far south as Mariposa  Street and as far west as Seventh Street.
    More information about the program can be found online at www.sfpark.org/events.