Stadium parking expands

Raissa Tetanish
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AMHERST - Parking might just get a little easier with an addition currently going in behind the stadium.

Stadium parking expands

AMHERST - Parking might just get a little easier with an addition currently going in behind the stadium.

Greg Herrett, town manager for Amherst, confirmed Tuesday the work being done on the corner of Gould and East Pleasant Streets is for an additional parking lot for the stadium.

"It should be finished within the next two or three weeks," said Herrett. "It won't be ready for the opening night of the Ramblers, but it will certainly be ready sometime in September."

Workers are currently digging grass and sod from the area, and have two arteries going into the area - one from Gould Street, the other East Pleasant.

Although they're being used now, Herrett says the details are still being worked out as to where the entrance and exit will be.

When complete, the addition will hold roughly 60 parking spots.

rtetanish@amherstdaily.com



Geographic location: Gould, Gould Street

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  • ROB
    January 18, 2010 - 11:19

    i think the saturday night rambler thing is a great thing and corey crocker desrves a lot of critic for turning the image (early 90's) of the ramblers around. this is a great group of youngsters. however how does the town always come up with money to waste on the stadium and the ramblers but never seem to have the money to spend on the younger youth of this town. what happened to the skateboard park issue ?
    why does my son play minor hockey and have to travel to springhill and oxford to do so when i can see the amherst stadium out my back window ?
    he played on the ice in amherst 4 times all of last year. and twice because there was no ice left in oxford at the end of the year. perhaps the town should put some money into a reduced rate for minor hockey .
    i do beleive the place where they,re building the parking lot was originally purchased for a 2nd ice surface? could be wrong.

  • Frank
    January 18, 2010 - 11:19

    No you are the one that does lines LOL ...IMO

  • ThisGirl
    January 18, 2010 - 11:14

    I can't believe the town of Amherst would destroy such a beautiful park to put in a parking lot. I can think of a hundred different things the town could have put the money towards. This is just ridiculous!!

  • Jason
    January 18, 2010 - 11:12

    Frank if you think there's a scandal I suggest you access the information concerning the disbursement of the so called $5 million and see if you can find where things went so horribily wrong. I suggest you start line by line.

  • chaz
    January 18, 2010 - 10:54

    The Town of Amherst truly dropped the ball on this one. Do we really need a few more parking spots in the back between two homeowners properties.

    I really feel bad for the people who own those two houses between the new parking lot. They went from having a nice and peacefull backyard to having a parking lot there.

    They really should have left this place as is. Town of Amherst took a step down on this one.

  • Frank
    January 18, 2010 - 10:46

    So the question is where did the *FIVE MILLION DOLLARS* go? I know i didn't get any of it and the stadium doesn't appear to have gotten much of it .This is a scandle !!!!!!IMO

  • Frank
    January 18, 2010 - 10:43

    Yes hindsight gives us all 20/20 vision as they say .Too bad the decision makers didn't get a large usable piece of property and move forward with a modern multi sportsplex/community facility .Containing ,meeting rooms,swimming facilities,rental space,hockey rinks,eating facilities,gym,library,government offices,and sundry . IMO

  • tim
    January 18, 2010 - 10:31

    first of all the piece of property in question is owned by the town of amherst and all citizens of the town. unfortunatly a couple of people had to loose a pretty back yard. but those using the facilities at the amherst stadium, the ball park and the cemetary may now have an extra spot to park instead of parking in the street causing safety issues.
    i agree however that the town of amherst may have better spent the tax payers cash on constructing a new sports and recreation facility that would better meet the needs of the town and surounding areas instead of sinking bundles of cash into making repairs to a building that has been there for too many decades. i think the town of amherst should put forth more effort to create more facilities for citizens of all ages and their children.