City Approves Parking Fee For Memorial Cup

Free parking will not be offered at the WFCU Centre during the Memorial Cup.

On Monday, Windsor city council approved a $10 fee (per vehicle) for the general parking lot and the additional 850 spots the city is leasing from Farhi Holdings.

Ken Pretli is chair of the finance committee for the Memorial Cup Host Organizing Committee.

He says paying for parking at large events is not uncommon.

"I believe if you go around various arenas throughout the province, country and even internationally, parking is not an uncommon charge for events of this size," says Pretli.

There will not be a $10 fee for those using the community side of the centre and the VIP parking lot.

The Memorial Cup Host Organizing Committee also withdrew its request and is no longer asking the city to waive $78,000 in fees.