Reserved Carpool Parking at Pinburgh 2014

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Update: All 25 reserved carpool parking spaces are assigned. Don’t forget about the other lot!

We’re about to throw a pinball party for 400 of our closest friends, and that makes parking a crunch on Friday. Other local businesses are in operation. Some of the spaces people think of as “PAPA parking” are used by these other businesses during regular hours, and off limits to players.

PAPA HQ has 25 dedicated parking spaces that will be assigned to Pinburgh 2014 carpools of at least four tournament players.

Some important notes:

  • This is not the only parking available. PAPA has rented an additional parking lot near the facility. The extra parking lot is located at 29 Noblestown Road, Carnegie, PA 15106, less than a quarter-mile from PAPA HQ. Please be aware some older GPS units may lead you astray when using this address. For any travelers arriving from the airport or the Courtyard and Hyatt hotels, via Interstate 79, the parking lot is the white building one turn on the right hand side before the bridge crossing the river in front of PAPA. This white building is next to a large warehouse labelled “VESUVIUS” that is easily visible after exiting 79. The parking lot will also be marked with signs. This parking lot is first-come, first-served, but is fairly large. You can use this lot anytime, but we especially encourage it during work hours on Thursday and Friday.
  • PAPA will not be operating a shuttle at Pinburgh 2014. Please coordinate with other players for rides to PAPA HQ if you do not have your own vehicle. If necessary, it is an inexpensive taxi ride from all participating hotels. Taxi pickup at Pinburgh at the end of a day is possible, but unreliable. If you took a taxi to Pinburgh, make some friends!
  • Carpool reservations are for Friday only. On all other days, there is no reservation system for parking, and the PAPA HQ spaces will be first-come, first-served.
  • Non-tournament players do not count toward the carpool requirement. A parking space will not be assigned unless the email includes the names of at least four tournament players. We will check, so don’t make things up!
  • There is no priority to carpools that include more than four tournament players, although we will be most grateful.
  • If your name is Brian Bannon or Joe Scaletta, you can ignore this message, since you purchased a reserved parking space in the PAPA TV Kickstarter campaign. Thank you!
  • If a player’s name appears in multiple emails, a parking space will not be assigned to that group. Please coordinate and do not send duplicate emails or emails from multiple members of the same carpool.

Parking spaces are reserved until 9:30 am Friday, March 28. If a group does not claim their spot by 9:30, it will be given away.

All players are responsible for checking in for Pinburgh 2014 by 10:45 am Friday, March 28. We encourage players to visit PAPA HQ on Thursday, March 27 to see the Circuit Final, play Pingolf, practice on the Pinburgh machines, and avoid any registration lines on Friday morning.

We look forward to seeing you soon, and thanks for being part of the event!


  1. nathan stellhorn
    March 18, 2014 at 10:49 am

    You need a system that will prioritize those who have carpooled at Pinburgh in the past. What if I am unavailable when it is time to send the carpool email?

  2. bowen
    March 18, 2014 at 11:09 am

    Something just overloaded my sarcasm detector…

  3. Justin Day
    March 18, 2014 at 11:41 am

    whaddup with the pingolf? how long does it run? and do you need to be there right at the start (12PM) or is it something you can jump into at any time?

    1. bowen
      March 18, 2014 at 11:45 am

      We will have a post about Pingolf later this week. You do not need to be there right at 12 noon to play, but there is a last “tee time” and the tee time reservations are first come, first served.

  4. Greg Dunlap
    March 18, 2014 at 12:36 pm

    I know that last year people were having a hard time getting a taxi from the PAPA facility to hotels/the airport. Is there a known reliable taxi company that will pick people up from the facility?

  5. Andy
    March 18, 2014 at 4:37 pm

    Will the participating Hotels be running a shuttle?

    1. bowen
      March 18, 2014 at 4:39 pm

      Courtyard, Doubletree, and Hyatt all run shuttles to and from the airport. No hotel shuttle will stop at PAPA HQ.

  6. March 21, 2014 at 12:59 am

    i thought you had to email friday the 21st after 3 to get s spot? did i miss something? also, are those 25 spots on the cement directly in front of papa? will they be marked?

  7. bowen
    March 21, 2014 at 1:21 am

    We have changed the page to reflect the end of the email process, but the page very clearly said Thursday, March 20, 3pm ET. All 25 spots are reserved.

    These are the marked-off spaces between PAPA HQ and the brick building across from it. Only carpoolers will be allowed access to this parking area on Friday morning.

  8. Nathaniel Gibson
    March 25, 2014 at 11:16 am

    For those who have never been to PAPA: let’s say the rented parking garage is full… what other parking options are nearby (that don’t encroach on local businesses)? The weather forecast currently “looks like rain!”. Thanks!

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