The City of Allentown has determined that for the first time in the history of the DCI Eastern Classic at J. Birney Crum Stadium that parking on the grass in the park near the stadium will be restricted. Although Drum Corps International and the DCI East Committee have absolutely no control over the decision made, we apologize in advance for any inconvenience this may cause fans.
We respect that the officials charged with the decision making have the Allentown community's best interests in mind. Despite our disappointment in the restrictions, Drum Corps International is grateful to have the support of the City of Allentown and the Allentown School District in staging our events all these years. And we are extremely pleased at the proactive role taken on by Mary Ann Bungers, executive director of the Lehigh Valley Convention and Visitors Bureau to assist in creating a more fan friendly solution by negotiating the opening of some of the grass area for parking. We appreciate your cooperation with regards to the City of Allentown's decision and we thank you for your continued support of one of the world's truly great youth activities in what is a classic drum corps venue.
2003 Friday night Allentown crowd