Nottingham Forest fans charged £5 for parking - but Notts County supporters get it free
FOREST fans claim they are being discriminated against when they park their cars on the Victoria Embankment.
On match days Forest fans have to pay £5 to park on the embankment – while Notts County supporters park there for free.
Reds fans are angered that they have to pay, while their city rivals do not. Even some 'Pies fans think it's unfair.
Jon Lumby, of Strelley, paid £340 for his season ticket, but his outlay is increased significantly by the £5 parking charge.
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"Why should Forest fans have to pay in the same place, when Notts fans don't?" he said. "It's not right."
The Embankment falls under the city council's parks and open spaces department.
On Forest match days, parking attendants collect payments from supporters. On average, 260 cars park along the embankment during Forest home matches – meaning the council brings in around £30,000 over the course of the season. The authority insists the main reason for the charge is to control the amount of cars using it for parking.
The council says it isn't financially viable to pay the attendants to collect money when Notts County play at home, as less cars use the site.
Eddie Curry, the council's head of parks and open spaces, said: "Car parking on the site is managed by parking attendants to make sure vehicles are parked in an orderly way and cause as little damage to the grassed area as possible so the public can enjoy other leisure pursuits."