Parking is a problem in downtown Lincoln.
"For people who do live far away it probably deters them from coming down because parking is a hassle," said Rachel Prentiss of Lincoln.
"Even people who live six, seven hours away who come for games know parking downtown is terrible. Even the garages start to fill up," said Derek O'Dell of Lincoln.
That's exactly what the city wants. Last year, they doubled the cost of meter parking in an effort to push people to the garages and it looks like that's starting to happen.
"I prefer to go straight to a parking garage because meters, you could spend as long as you would shopping finding a place to park," O'Dell said.
"I appreciate the first hour free. I really like that for when I just have to make a quick stop somewhere. But I wish they were a little cheaper than a dollar an hour," Prentiss said.
But City Parking Manager, Wayne Mixdorf, says the garages are the cheaper option. The most you'll spend is $9, a dollar less than an expired meter ticket.
That's why several parking projects are in the works.
"I'm liking all the new parking garages going up. There's really not much they can do with the meters. They already have every street lined with them," O'Dell said.
Still, Derek O'Dell worries that's not enough to keep up with a growing city.
"No it's definitely going to get a lot worse."