When I had this job, I wore an orange and yellow traffic vest and operated a walki. Around the BMC, there are multiple gates where people can enter the lot and park. There were rules how the cars are supposed to be parked. There lots were titled as the East Lot, Near North Lot, and the North Lot. Only pass holders may park in the East and the Near North Lot. The numbered spaces on the south side of the building are for people who have purchesed a box seat for the season. The Near North Lot is assigned for pass holders, special guests, etc. The North lot is for standard ticket holders.
How Long was the Shift?
If the hockey game starts at 7:30 PM, the shift will commence at 5:30 PM. This means that shift begins 2 hours prior to the event starts and ends at 10:00 - 10:30 PM. An average shift is four hours of standing in the cold.
Did I get to watch the Hockey game or concert once the cars are parked.?
No! After First Intermission in a Hockey Game, people will take turns in walking the North Lot ensuring that nobody is causing trouble or breaking into cars. When I was not walking in the North Lot, I would have to stand out in the cold at my assigned gate until the shift concludes.