Free Parking For Sunderland Fans Heading To Wembley
26 February 2014, 09:59
Drivers leaving their cars in Sunderland city centre as they head to Wembley can get free parking at the Civic Centre car park.
Dozens of coaches are leaving Park Lane and the Stadium of Light early on Sunday morning as thousands of fans begin the big day.
More than 30 coaches are expected to leave from Park Lane alone.
All city centre off street car parks and on street parking bays will be available throughout the weekend.
There will be NO parking at the Stadium of Light as the car parks are going to be closed from Friday night until Monday morning.
Councillor James Blackburn, Portfolio Holder for City Services, Sunderland City Council, said:
"We all want a good game, the right result and we want everyone to get there and back safely and securely.
Both St Mary's and Sunniside also offer secure car parking and, if you're arriving early or late for a coach to the match, they are only short walks from the main coach points at Park Lane and the stadium.
There is free parking at the Civic Centre car park site all Sunday."
Parking Locations In Sunderland
Civic Centre car park (585 spaces)
No charges from Saturday 6pm until 8am Monday.
Sunniside car park (653 spaces) is open 24/7.
The charges are: Saturday 8am - 6pm = 90p per hour, 6pm - 12 midnight = 50p per hour, Sunday is 50p per hour up to a maximum of £1.
St Marys Car Park (480 spaces)
Extended opening hours: Saturday 8am until Sunday midnight. The car park will close at midnight on the Sunday night.
The charges are: Mon - Sat 8am - 6pm = £1.10 per hour, 6pm - 8am = 50p per hour. Sunday 10am - 6pm = 50p per hour up to a maximum of £1.