U-District

Husky Stadium neighbors cash in on parking shortage

Husky Stadium neighbors cash in on parking shortage »Play Video
Husky Stadium neighbor Victoria Habas and her son Carson sell parking spots in their driveway for $20 on game days.
SEATTLE - As the Huskies faced Idaho State at home on Saturday, fans faced their own challenge around Husky Stadium - finding a place to park.

And now some neighbors are cashing in on the parking predicament.

Some fans say finding a parking spot around Husky Stadium is a perpetual problem.

UW football fan Mike Callies says it is "frustrating" to park around the stadium. "It always has been," he says.

But just a few blocks away he scores - Montlake resident Victoria Habas and son Carson are offering places to park on their property.

"I'm just sitting here holding up the sign," says Carson.

They're cashing in on a growing neighborhood business.

"We think we have an opportunity for people here … by just happening to be one block from the stadium," says Victoria.

As cute Carson hails Huskies fans into his driveway, Mom Victoria is already counting her victory.

"Twenty bucks a car - six cars - 120 bucks a game - five games for the season. That would be a boom," she says.

That boom has become a business.

A UW fraternity house just down the street is offering parking spots for $30 a pop.

"Some days you can pull in like $400 - and some days you can pull in $1,300, $1,400," says Nick Rosenfeld.

But this is for sure - there's no foul in this end zone.

"The goal I've set for this year is - we want to break $10,000," Rosenfeld says.

So fans - if you can't find perfect parking spot - just look down those driveways a few blocks away.

KOMO found that some residents are even using a website called parkatmyhouse.com to get the word about available parking on their property.