Pokemon Go players pack Tampa's Ballast Point Park, frustrating neighbors

Posted at 11:31 PM, Aug 01, 2016
and last updated 2016-08-02 02:06:54-04

People who live near Ballast Point Park say they want the Pokemon Go players to play somewhere else.

According to regulars of the park, they said it is too crowded now and parking has become an issue. The Tampa Police Department requested the creators of the game to remove the park from the list of places to play the game.

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Monday night at 9:30 p.m., officers told players the park was closed and they needed to go home. Some people left. Others stayed.

"I don't really Pokemon at night; that's a bad thing," Devon Dudley said.

Other people said everyone should embrace the craze.

"It's just busy. It's like, my God, have you never been to New York or any kind of real city? This is what it's like 24/7," one park-goer said.

No word yet on whether Ballast Point Park will be removed from the Pokemon Go list.

"It drives me nuts. I'd like them to take it somewhere else... downtown or something," Richard Kennedy said.