Parking: Drivers urged to rent tickets to earn money as Premier League returns

Over the course of the Premier League’s final season, enterprising owners pocketed a whopping £1.6m renting out their tickets. People who own houses near Old Trafford in Manchester generated more than £253,000 last year, simply by offering their tickets to fans.

Elsewhere, those living near Chelsea’s Stamford Bridge and Liverpool’s Anfield amassed more than £184,000 over the past year.

Homeowners near Arsenal’s Emirates and Manchester City’s Etihad Stadium also raised over £100,000.

However, it’s not just owners who are benefiting financially from the driveway rental boom, as football fans have often found that parking in rented driveways is more cost-effective, compared to parking options. official stadium parking.

For example, parking in the official American Express Community Stadium car parks in Brighton and Hove Albions costs £15, enough to make fans of ‘The Seagulls’ squawk.

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“However, our data reveals that many astute supporters have shown a red card to expensive parking fees by parking in rented driveways.

“In addition, drive-through locations are also often ideally located away from parking lots, meaning fans can avoid traffic jams full-time, which is perfect for times when their team is on the road. wrong side of a beating.”

This comes as AA warns drivers of possible traffic chaos as the season kicks off again.

As enthusiastic soccer fans return to the stands, motorists are being told to get their cars ready before the season restarts.

The longest trip this weekend will be a 260-mile round trip for Brighton fans traveling to Old Trafford to face Manchester United.

Travel time is estimated at around four hours and 21 minutes.

On the other hand, the season opener pits Crystal Palace against Arsenal, with fans having to travel just 13 miles, although the AA estimates this will take more than an hour.

Commenting on the AA route planner investigation, AA chairman Edmund King said: “The Premier League has a big act to follow after the Lionesses’ victory at UEFA Women’s Euro 2022, but it certainly thousands of fans will be on the roads this weekend.

“Unfortunately for them, this time of year football fans will be competing with motorhomes, motorhomes and caravans trying to get to their destinations.

“Just like the best football teams, it all comes down to preparation. Prepare your car, your route and yourself for the trip.

“If your car is injured, make sure you have the best breakdown trainer and app on your side.

“Brighton fans have the longest trip to Old Trafford and Arsenal fans the shortest trip to the Palace in south London.”

Throughout the season, the longest distance to travel to attend a Premier League match would be from Bournemouth to Newcastle United.

It’s a 357.5-mile trip one way and takes an average of six hours and 18 minutes to drive either way.

Fans on Merseyside may have the best options when Everton take on Liverpool, with a one-mile journey of just four minutes without the crowds.

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