FanSpotz App Brings Easier Event Parking to DFW Metroplex

Edited 19/06/19

DALLAS and FAYETTEVILLE, Ark., June 13, 2019 /PRNewswire/ — DFW drivers will soon have a new, easier way to park near the metroplex’s hottest events and areas thanks to startup FanSpotz, LLC (www.fanspotz.com) expanding to Texas. FanSpotz, a peer-to-peer mobile parking app that began in Arkansas, is introducing its crowd-sourcing solution to Dallas and surrounding areas just in time for summer concerts, Fourth of July events, rodeos and festivals.

FanSpotz connects “fans,” concert and eventgoers looking for parking, with “hosts,” property owners with spots to rent. It’s been billed as the “Airbnb of parking.”

  1. Owners list their available parking spots and set their price.
  2. Fans browse availability, including price, and reserve a spot that suits their location needs and budget.
  3. The app uses their device’s default map to direct them to the spot.

Secure payments are handled within the app, eliminating the need to have or handle cash. Payment is encrypted through Stripe, an industry-leading online transaction service.

Parking places can be promoted, and spots can be reserved, up to weeks in advance.

“We’re excited to make FanSpotz available to DFW eventgoers,” said Shauna Bowen, co-founder and chief executive officer. “We know the most stressful part of attending any major event is trying to find a parking spot that is convenient and affordable.”

According to Bowen, FanSpotz plans city-by-city rollouts to build solid bases of hosts and fans.

The startup offers a dual value proposition:

  • FanSpotz helps people easily find parking close to events at a price that fits their budget.
  • FanSpotz helps property owners near event venues–whether residential or commercial –easily rent their driveway, yard or lot to earn extra money.

“Growing up in Dallas, I’ve experienced the difficulty of finding parking near concerts, festivals and sporting events,” said Steven Zapata, co-founder and chief customer officer. “FanSpotz makes event parking hassle-free. We also make it easy to join the sharing economy and capitalize on upcoming events.

“We’re immediately seeking property owners to become hosts. List a price for your spot and when it’s reserved, the full amount will be credited to your bank account. To get started, download the FanSpotz app, choose “host,” list your spots and start earning.”

The FanSpotz app is available on the Apple App Store and Google Play.

FanSpotz has solved capacity issues and parking surges since its pilot during the 2017-18 Razorback football season. It quickly expanded from sporting events to serve concerts, festivals and a wide variety of events. The startup is comprised of five Fortune 1 retail veterans with senior-level experience in technology, operations, marketing, strategy and communications. FanSpotz offers investment opportunities as it continues its national rollout to locations with everyday parking concerns or demand created by events.

FanSpotz is immediately seeking hosts near the following areas of the DFW metroplex for dates parking surges are anticipated:

Dallas County
In Dallas

  • Dos Equis Pavilion, Fair Park
  • Dallas Market Center
  • Klyde Warren Park
  • Bishop Arts District
  • Main Street Garden Park
  • Gerald Ford Stadium (SMU)
  • Lower Greenville
  • Uptown and Turtle Creek
  • Knox/Henderson

In Irving

  • LiveNation Pavilion at Toyota Music Factory

In Addison

  • Addison Circle Park

Dallas and Kaufman Counties
In Mesquite

  • Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Tarrant County
In Fort Worth

  • Panther Island Pavilion
  • Amon G. Carter Stadium, Texas Christian University
  • Ft. Worth Stockyards

In Arlington

  • AT&T Stadium

Collin and Denton Counties
In Frisco

  • Frisco Square

Denton County
In Denton

  • Apogee Stadium

Fans can use the FanSpotz app to find and reserve parking for concerts, fireworks displays, games, rodeos and other events throughout the DFW metroplex, including these upcoming events:

Friday, June 21          

Rockstar Disrupt Tour

Wednesday, June 26

Rob Thomas

Friday, June 28          

Thomas Rhett

Saturday, June 29     

Train/Goo Goo Dolls

Sneaker Con

Independence Day Celebration at Klyde Warren Park

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Wednesday, July 3    

Outlaw Music Festival

Addison Kaboom Town

Frisco Freedom Fest

Ft. Worth Fourth of July

Saturday, July 6        

Young the Giant

Santana

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Saturday, July 13      

Bastille on Bishop

Michael McDonald/Chaka Khan

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Friday, July 19                       

Caravan Del Amor

Saturday, July 20      

The Royal Affair Tour

Mesquite Championship Rodeo

Sunday, July 21         

Korn and Alice in Chains

Tuesday, July 23        

International Champions Cup

Friday, July 26                       

Summer Gods Tour

Saturday, July 27      

Beck and Cage the Elephant

Saturday, Aug. 31     

North Texas vs. ACU

Dallas Yoga Fest

TCU vs. Arkansas Pine Bluff

Saturday, Sept. 7      

SMU vs. North Texas

For the latest on Dallas events FanSpotz is supporting, follow https://www.facebook.com/fanspotzDFW/ and https://www.instagram.com/fanspotzdfw/.

FanSpotz is a peer-to-peer parking app that connects people looking for event or everyday parking (“Fans”) with local property owners (“Hosts”) who want to rent their driveway, yard or lot using a simple, secure and user-friendly app. Hosts simply choose a price and show their location. Fans find the spot that best fits their needs, pay through the app and park. The app is currently available on the Apple App Store and Google Play. For more information, visit www.fanspotz.com.

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