815 Wheeler Ave.

Huntsville, Alabama  35801

Henry Reyes
Police Chief
(256) 427-7001
Sgt. Mark Roberts
Public Information Officer
(256) 427-7197


Police prepare for a busy day in downtown Huntsville on January 28th, 2009


Huntsville, Alabama (January 21, 2009):  The “Get Motivated” business seminar is scheduled for Wednesday January 28th and could easily draw 10,000 to 14,000 attendees to hear motivational speakers in a day-long live seminar at the VBC.  Several smaller events are also scheduled for that day at the VBC.  To ease the parking shortage downtown, the “Get Motivated” seminar will provide free bus transportation to and from Joe Davis Stadium.  Parking at Joe Davis Stadium and downtown locations will cost $5.  Buses from Joe Davis will transport attendees free of charge to and from the event and run all day as needed.  Downtown city parking garages will be open; however, attendees are encouraged to carpool and use the Joe Davis parking lot if possible.  Busses will shuttle attendees from Joe Davis Stadium to the Von Braun Center South Hall starting at 6:30 am.  These shuttles will run back and forth all day long and will return everyone back to Joe Davis Stadium when the seminar concludes at 5:00 pm.  Huntsville Police Traffic Task Force officers will maintain the flow of traffic around the event and keep both the Parkway and I-565 traffic moving throughout the day.  The VBC staff, Huntsville Parking Department and the Huntsville Police Department will collaborate to ensure a unified response to address security, traffic and parking concerns for this event.   

City parking spaces will be available at Monroe Street (Garage M), on Clinton Avenue (Lot V) and at Clinton and Woodson (Lot K). Additional public parking will be available underneath the south Hall of the VBC from Pollard Street (See attached map of available parking lots).  To speed up parking, attendees are encouraged to have parking fees available upon entry to the lots.