Tailgating May Be OK at PNC Bank Arts Center
Tailgating at the PNC Bank Arts Center may be safe after all.
NJ.com reported the Holmdel Township Council voted on Tuesday night to limit activity in the parking lot of facilities of with searing for 4,000 or the operator faces a fine which many took to mean that tailgating would be prohibited.
Township Administrator Donna Vieiro tells CBS New York, “this ordinance has nothing to do with tailgating" but instead events that create noise such as Gotham Dream Cars. The company offers customers the chance to drive high-end sports cars around a specially designed track. Gotham rents the parking lots from arts center operator Live Nation.
"It sounds like a race track,” Vieiro told the Asbury Park Press. “We got lots of complaints last summer.” She explained that the Township Council met with Live Nation offiicials and did not offer a solution acceptable to them which resulted in the ordinance.
She told NJ.com that Mayor Patrick Impreveduto's earlier comments could lead to a review of the ordinance to make it clearer that tailgating is still permitted. Impreveduto said of the ordinance, “It forbids anyone to engage in any activity other than the parking of motor vehicles.
Under the ordinance, Live Nation would face fines up to $2,500 for each incident and 90 days in jail at the discretion of a judge.
- Holmdel slams brakes on car racing in lots at the arts center / Asbury Park Press
- Holmdel bans tailgating ahead of PNC Bank Arts Center's summer concerts / NJ.com
- Official: Tailgating Ban At PNC Bank Arts Center Doesn’t Apply To Concerts / CBS New York