Danyette Hawkins had to employ her best diplomatic skills as she stood in front of the Grand parking garage on Paca Street holding a bright-colored flag before the game.
Every few minutes, a driver would pull up to enter the garage. Hawkins would have to explain that the garage — popular among fans when the team plays at night — was still filled with daytime business parkers.
Then she would wave her flag and the car would move on.
Some of the fans appeared frustrated.
"This is my lucky parking garage — 10 years I've been parking here," said Larry Bruno, 31, who grew up in Maryland but lives now in Fredericksburg, Va.