Effective 2/1 Main Street Parking has changed the rules on Free Parking. I went to the cage to get a $3 refund (Price also went from $2 to $3) and the lady advised me of a new Parking Validation change. You now have to earn 200 same day Base Points or have a dining receipt of over $5 to get a refund on Parking. They would not accept my $21 dollar receipt from the gift store (Bought a clearance softball Cal Tee) and the lady said signs were posted in the lot. I went to the 777 and was forced into their happy hour to satisfy the new requirement. After walking back to my car the only sign that was posted was Free Parking. I asked the guy at the booth and he said he was surprised of the change and figured someone would come back to inquire with him on the rule change. He handed me a small paper with the new rules. I was disappointed in their new rule, and the attitude I received from the cashier. With the changes in Downtown that are taking place I only see the parking situations getting worse. I heard a rumor that the Main Street parking lot is eventually going to be turned into condos. This may cause a shortage in parking if it is true. On a side note the event parking at main street of $5 or more is never refundable so parkers beware! Open to any other parking suggestions downtown.