as a fan that has been to major league baseball, nfl football, ncaa wrestling finals, ncaa football games, and other sporting events at big stadiums in big cities, I can tell you that the walk to the Ford Center from the parking lot at the Centre is pretty much the norm at events these days. Parking is available alot of times for a fee and it is alot closer (also like big city venues). I know it would be great to have a huge lot right next door that would be free, but thats not the case. I love the arena. I didn't know if I was for or against it when they decided to build it...but I', def in favor of it know that it is up and running. I think they did a great job on it. AND...if you havent seen the ICEMEN play....you need to go. I havent met a wrestling fan yet that hasn't loved the hockey games!