November 13, 2015 by Shane Ireland
Earlier this week, it was revealed that Birmingham City Council plan to introduce parking restrictions around St Andrew’s from next season.
Supporters will be banned from parking in the vicinity of the stadium, opened in 1906, through the implementation of a “Football Match / Event Day Controlled Parking Zone,” after consultation with residents.
Birmingham City issued a statement fiercely opposing the plans – which will introduce a requirement of a permit to park – citing the club’s economic value to the city.
It also urged fans to have their say on the consultation of the project, and you can do so by following this link, in which replies will be sent to Nick Richards, the project manager, via Blues Collective.
Not only is the club of great commercial value to the city, but of community value, too.
Birmingham City has been based at St Andrew’s for over 100 years, and these plans could seriously jeapordise supporters’ access to their football club.
We also take issue with the fact that a residential application includes streets which house industry and business – and urge you to respond to the proposal by following the link above and filling in the form.
The consultation period ends on Monday November 16th.