I’m going to add Al Kaufman of Diamond Parking to my list of people who need a new perspective on life.
According to a report in the Seattle Times, Mr. Kaufman is responsible for some idiotic stance by Diamond Parking to tow cars from their parking lots outside Seahawk Stadium, if they see people tailgating with *gasp* beer before a game.
So let me get this right. Mr. Kaufman charges $25-$40 per car for parking outside an NFL stadium, and can’t afford to train or provide security to keep Seattle’s "rowdy tailgaters" under control.
If your average lot has room for 50 cars, and Diamond owns 30-50 lots around the stadium, it’s not inconceivable to surmise Diamond makes $50,000 per Seahawks game. That is a lot of coin. For 50k a day, maybe you want to come up with a better way to deal with a few drunk fans than trying to annoy the entire Seahawk Nation.
But, since he wants to be unreasonable, its up to Seattlites to be unreasonable back. So if you disagree with Mr. Kaufman’s view on parking, or life in general, here are a few ways you can reach him:
3161 Elliott Ave, Ste 200
Seattle, WA 98121-1097
Heck, here’s the whole list of people to ask about this:
605 First Avenue, Suite 600
Seattle, WA 98104
(206) 285-5598 Fax
2600 Elliott Ave. Suite A
Seattle, WA 98121
(206) 269-6390 Fax
(206) 729-0590 Monthly Parking
Alan Kaufman – Regional Vice President
John Hjorten – City Manager, Seattle Attended Locations
Richard Smith – City Manager, Seattle Self-Park Locations
Mike Sherstad – V.P. Real Estate and Market Dev.