Saturday, December 1, 2012

Peterborough Fans encouraged to arrive early on Saturday night

Press Release 

The Peterborough Petes, Peterborough Memorial Centre, and the Kinsmen Club of Peterborough are encouraging all Petes fans attending the Petes game on Saturday Dec 1st vs. the Sarnia Sting to arrive before 5:30pm in order to avoid traffic congestion and road closures due to the 2012 Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade.

Fans are asked to access the main Memorial Centre parking lot via theLock St.entrance at the South East corner of the Memorial Centre, or the West parking lot beside the Kawartha Gymnastics building via the grandstand entrance at the North Westcorner of MorrowParkonPark St.  There will be no access to either of the parking lots via Roger Neilson Way the day of the game and only people attending the game that night will be allowed to park at the Peterborough Memorial Centre, therefore, parade viewers not attending the Petes game are asked to find alternative parking.

With concerns over the safety of parade viewers, participants and people attending the Petes game, Roger Neilson Way/George St will be blocked by Peterborough Lakefield Community Police  South of Lansdowne St. to McGill St. beginning at approx.. 5:30pm on December 1st, 2012.

“This is the seventh year we have had a crossover with a Petes game and the Kinsmen Santa Claus Parade.  For six years we have followed the same action plan and experienced no issues or complaints from the public.  The Petes, Memorial Centre, Kinsmen Club and Peterborough Lakefield Community Police have worked diligently again this year to make sure the safety of all patrons is of the utmost importance.  As a result we are asking fans to arrive early, arrive safe and use the designated parking lots and entrances” states Petes Assistant General ManagerAaron Garfat.  “Brown’s Fine Foods will have concessions including the PMC Pub and Grill open to all fans beginning at 5:00pm when the Memorial Centre doors open an hour ahead of the regularly scheduled time.  The Petes game against the Sting will begin at 7:05pm.”

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