Windsor considers charging $10 to park at WFCU Centre during Memorial Cup

Windsor considers charging $10 to park at WFCU Centre during Memorial Cup

It could cost $10 to park at the WFCU Centre during the Memorial Cup.

Parking problems at the site for this year's junior hockey tournament have plagued Spitfire fans since the beginning of the season. Frustrations recently came to a head when city staff slapped 100 tickets on vehicles parked on the lawn after people struggled to find parking ahead of a playoff game against the London Knights.

City council held a closed door meeting about the issues at the end of March and Mayor Drew Dilkens announced a tentative deal had been reached with London Developer Shmuel Farhi to use a neighbouring lot for hundreds of extra spaces.

On Friday, a memo addressed to the mayor and councillors from WFCU manager Ray Mensour suggested changes to the parking agreement for the junior hockey tournament.

"Administration has identified direct operating costs associated with the provision of parking for which there is no identified funding," the letter reads. 

In order to meet the costs of parking without requesting more funds, Mensour proposes the city charge a $10 fee for parking during the event — generating an estimated revenue of $128,160.

The money would be used to cover the costs of contracted parking, barricades and signage and licensing fees, according to Mensour.