June 27, 2017 12:25 pm
Updated: June 27, 2017 12:30 pm

Here’s why selling private parking spots for Edmonton Eskimo games could cost you $1,450

The Edmonton Eskimos and Calgary Stampeders play in the CFL West Division Final at Commonwealth Stadium Sunday, Nov. 22, 2015.

Lisa MacGregor, Global News
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Residents near Commonwealth Stadium are being reminded not to sell parking spaces on private property for stadium-goers as the Edmonton Eskimos start their season on Friday.

Those who sell private parking spaces face the possibility of receiving a $450 fine for operating without a business licence and a $1,000 fine for operating without a development permit.

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Only vehicles displaying a valid permit are allowed to park in the residential areas around the stadium. Vehicles that don’t display a permit will be fined $75 and could be towed.

Allowing drivers to park in a driveway or on a lawn for a fee was common until the early 2000s when the city ended the practice.

READ MORE: Watch where you park during special events in Edmonton

The city is encouraging fans attending events at Commonwealth to take a bus or LRT.

Park and Ride information is available online.

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