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St. Louis city does away with free meters for Cardinals fans

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ST. LOUIS, Mo. (KMOV) -- Hundreds of Cardinals fans may have been surprised to find a parking ticket on their windshield after the home opener Monday night.

Newly elected City Treasurer Tashura Jones told News 4 that her office is actually millions of dollars in the red, $72 million to be exact. 

Just 90 days since being elected, one of Jones first major moves was to eliminate free metered parking on the Cardinals home opener.

According to Jones, the move could earn the office around $10,000.  If your car is ticketed, the city is prepared to collect even more money.

"So will we see more booting and towing since we're trying to come up with this money?  No we won't, but people who have four or more tickets, they'll get booted.  I'd advise all of your viewers to make sure that they've paid for all their outstanding tickets because our booting crews are out."

However, with the end of free parking at city meters -- it's not a bad deal for Cardinals fans.

A meter violation is only ten dollars compared to the high cost of parking around the stadium.

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