SACRAMENTO (CBS13) – Thousands converged inside the Golden 1 Center’s grand opening to hear Sir Paul McCartney.
Sacramento parking manager Matt Eierman is singing the praises of his city-managed parking garages. He’s been monitoring live pictures of garages and traffic from his cellphone.
“We’re actually spreading out the traffic,” Eierman said.
McCartney concert goers reserved 2000 parking spots inside city-managed garages each night, some parking reserving spots nine blocks from Golden 1 Center.
“So we’ve seen people make reservations over on 14th Street, that’s quite a ways away from the arena,” Eierman said.
Inside the arena, one concert goer is concerned after he says he was injured sitting in the Golden 1 Center upper bowl.
“A person fell from the back row, on top of me,” Todd Harter said.
Harter says it took five people to pull a woman off him and his elderly mother. He went to first aid, where Kings employees gave him an ice pack and used a wheelchair to help him leave the arena.
He blames the upper bowls steep incline for the accident.
“There’s nothing to really catch yourself as you scoot across, just the next person,” Harter said.
A Kings spokesperson said the organization makes safety its first priority, but would not comment on Garret’s accident in particular.
As for McCartney, a CBS13 camera caught him arriving by jet ahead of Wednesday’s performance.
He had not been spending the night in Sacramento.