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CHANGES TO CAR PARK FACILITIES

14 August 2017

BURTON Albion Football Club will no longer be responsible for parking arrangements at the Ryknild Trading Estate on matchdays.

This follows the blocking of the car park with a heavy goods vehicle for a period leading up to the Cardiff City home game and the decision made by some of the tenants to run the car park without the football club's support.

Burton Albion Commercial Director Fleur Robinson said: "The club has rented the car park on matchdays for a number of years and has manned it with trained stewards.

"The club paid £2,500 annually to Strawsons Property for the benefit of tenants and because of the increased attendances following the club's promotion to the Championship offered to double that to £5,000 - but this was rejected.

"Instead, an unpleasant situation developed after the landlords allowed some of the tenants to take over collecting money and running the car park before the Cardiff game against the wishes of the football club which believes matchday car parking operations is a serious responsibility.

"Due to the disintegration in the relationship that has been beneficial to both parties for a number of years Burton Albion Football Club will no longer be taking responsibility for the Ryknild Trading Estate in terms of matchday parking."

The football club had already looked at other matchday parking options before this situation arose.

As well as the Pirelli Stadium car park (£5), fans can also use the Pirelli Tyres staff car park (£3 per car) and new for this season the Eton Park Junior School (£4 per car). All money collected from Pirelli staff car park will go to charity. Funds raised at the school will go to its PTA to help benefit pupils.

Burton Albion encourages fans to walk to the ground or use public transport to get to the stadium if possible. Supporters who do come to the ground in vehicles are encouraged to car share.

All supporters are asked to park responsibly and to be aware of parking restrictions and the needs of residents when leaving their vehicles.


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