We love connecting with parking influencers and getting their thoughts on the industry, learning about their companies and hearing about their biggest parking peeves. So we've decided to reach out to some leading #ParkingPersonalities in North America and find out more about them!
Our first #ParkingPersonality is Stadium Park Founder, Jeremy Crane:
Jeremy Crane, Stadium Park, Rochester NY
About Stadium Park:
StadiumPark is a mobile payment app for stadium, arena and event parking. The app, available in the Apple App store, allows a user to make a point of sale purchase by scanning a QR code held by a parking attendant.
StadiumPark users are able to pay for their parking using their phone and evade long lines by entering through unique “StadiumPark Lanes,” which move quicker than cash with their rapid transaction times.
Venue owners and operators gain from creating a better fan experience with the adoption of innovative technology, increase in-venue spending by bringing customers in quicker and grow parking revenue by reducing losses resulting from cash transactions.
Interview with Jeremy Crane:
Describe your job in a nutshell…
As the founder of a tech company (and the only fully time employee of StadiumPark), my work starts when I wake up and ends when I go to sleep, every day of the week. I spend my time managing the development of technology, talking to stadium, arena and other venue management, engaging with investors and doing everything necessary to start and run this business. I find myself in the car and on airplanes a lot-which is fun.
How long have you been in the parking industry? What is the biggest change you've seen to the industry so far?
I have been in the parking industry for many years, in a few different capacities. I have seen continuous growth in the implementation and adoption of technology. It is very exciting to be a part of!
What is your biggest parking pet peeve?
My biggest parking pet peeve is the same as everyone's: Paying for it. But with the understanding that we all must pay for parking, my second biggest pet peeve (which is why I started this business) is the need for cash and the long lines associated with stadium, arena and event parking.
My brother and I often go to Buffalo Bills games at Ralph Wilson Stadium. It would be nice if the night before we didn't have to call each-other to see if one had cash, just for parking. StadiumPark will alleviate this situation by allowing fans/event attendees to pay using their phone and simultaneously evade long lines when entering the venues.