ST. LOUIS (KMOV) -- Red October means more money for the city, but also major revenue for every parking lot owner close to Busch Stadium. During the playoffs, some lot owners can easily bank around $15,000 in one night. City officials say they don’t regulate how much parking lot owners can charge.
Some lots blocks away from the stadium charge around $20, while the S&H lot located right next to the stadium charges $40. The city also cannot accurately calculate how much these lot owners owe in taxes during the playoffs. This leaves owners on the honor system.
“It's a cash-only business in large part here, yes,” says Darious Chapman from the License Collections Office.