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Repaving parking: A fresh coat for Baltimore’s stadiums

Bring on the asphalt.

At its executive board meeting this week, the Maryland Stadium Authority approved the $950,000 resurfacing of stadium complex parking lots B and C, located between Lee and Hamburg streets.

The contract went to P. Flanigan & Sons Inc. of Baltimore; work is expected to begin this month and extend to September, said John F. Samoryk, the stadium authority’s procurement officer.

The contract is dependent on approval by the Baltimore Ravens and Baltimore Orioles, who will pay 20 and 32 percent of the cost, respectively, with the stadium authority picking up the rest, said Jan Hardesty, spokeswoman for the stadium authority.

“The Orioles and Ravens were both very involved in this process,” Samoryk said at the meeting. “I think all three parties recognize that the work needs to be done. It’s never been done throughout the history of the complex since the original parking lots were put in, so, I want to say the useful life has been exceeded now.”

Flanigan will not work when the Orioles have home games, Samoryk said.

“Frankly, there’s no good time of the year to do this because it has to be done during warm weather and when there’s warm weather we’ve always got either baseball games or football games,” he said.

The Orioles’ last home game is Sept. 30 and the Ravens kick off their season Sept. 10 with a home game against the Cincinnati Bengals. They have two preseason home games in August.