Anger over car parking shortage at new arena

SPORTS fans have blasted a lack of parking at one of Glasgow's biggest international athletics events.

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Anger over car parking shortage at new arena
Anger over car parking shortage at new arena

Ticket holders condemned an announcement on a social networking site that there would be "limited" parking at the Emirates Arena for the sold-out British International Athletics Match tomorrow.

On Monday, organisers posted on the Emirates Arena Facebook page, warning visitors that there is no public parking available at the arena.

Instead free shuttle buses will be put on from Buchanan Bus Station to transport people to the event.

Around 350 car parking spaces are available at Celtic Park, on a first-come, first-served basis.

In previous years the event was run at Kelvinhall in the West End, where there was also no public parking provided.

Comments posted in response to the announcement, called it, "disappointing" and an "absolute joke".

They claimed that they had only be told about the lack of parking, five days before the event.

One man wrote: "Imagine buying a ticket for a concert at the SECC (or anywhere for that matter) and then five days before it, being told that you can't park in the car park?"

The Emirates has a car park with 612 spaces, which will be used by event staff, officials, coaches, volunteers, guests, media including outside broadcast trucks, and the transportation and delivery of technical equipment.

During major events, Glasgow Life said it always actively encourage people to use public transport as parking at the arena is limited.

A Glasgow City Council spokeswoman said: "There is sufficient parking available at the Emirates Arena for day-to-day use and on major event days the venue provides a free bus service for visitors."


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