The city of Edmonton is reminding all residents that with football season back at Commonwealth Stadium, selling or providing parking spaces for stadium-goers on private property is illegal.
People who sell private parking spaces violate two bylaws and can be issued two fines — $450 for operating without a business licence and $1,000 for operating without a development permit.
On-street parking is limited during major stadium events and only vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in residential areas around the stadium.
Residents in the area can apply for a residential parking permit. Vehicles in violation will be fined $75 and may be towed from the site at the standard rate of $120 plus a $35 per day storage fee.
To reduce the stress of parking in high-traffic areas or receiving a fine for parking illegally, fans are encouraged to take Edmonton Transit to concerts and football games. Information on Park & Ride can be found at edmonton.ca/parkandride.
The Commonwealth Stadium area is home for many people. Fans are reminded to respect the surrounding neighbourhoods and avoid littering, excessive noise, public urination and other disruptive behaviour that they wouldn’t want in their own neighbourhoods.