May 20, 2016 9:41 am
Updated: May 20, 2016 11:03 am

City to Commonwealth-area resident: your yard is not a parking lot

Commonwealth Stadium in Edmonton on Friday, August 21, 2015 ahead of the Eskimos game.

Emily Mertz, Global News

With Beyoncé kicking off Commonwealth Stadium’s event season Friday night, the City of Edmonton is issuing a reminder to area residents that selling or providing parking spaces for stadium-goers on private property is illegal.

Allowing drivers to park in their driveway or on their lawn for a fee — usually $10 or $20 — was a common practice up until the early 2000s, when the city kiboshed the practice.

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The city reminds residents that selling 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.

As well, on-street parking is limited during major stadium events and only vehicles displaying a valid permit can park in the residential areas around the stadium. Vehicles parked illegally will be fined $75 and may be towed. To get your vehicle back, drivers will have to pay $120, plus a $35 per day storage fee.

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Those going to the Beyoncé concert are encouraged to take the bus or LRT.

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Starting at 6p.m. Friday, Park & Ride service will be available from six locations around the city. Regular ETS fares apply.

Stadium gates open at 5:30 p.m. with the opening act set to begin at 7:30 p.m.

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