Drivers leaving for Capital One Cup Final get free car parking


Drivers leaving vehicles in Sunderland city centre for Wembley can get free parking at the Civic Centre car park on Sunday.

All city centre off street car parks and on street parking bays will be available throughout the weekend.

More than 30 coaches are expected to leave from Park Lane and the Stadium of Light early on Sunday morning as thousands of fans begin the big day.

Councillor James Blackburn, Portfolio Holder for City Services, Sunderland City Council, said: “We all want a good game, the right result and we want everyone to get there and back safely and securely.

“Both St Mary’s and Sunniside also offer secure car parking and, if you’re arriving early or late for a coach to the match, they are only short walks from the main coach points at Park Lane and the stadium.

“There is free parking at the Civic Centre car park site all Sunday.”

Civic Centre car park has 585 spaces and there will be no charges from Saturday 6pm until 8am Monday.

Sunniside car park has 653 spaces is open 24/7. The charges for it are: Saturday 8am – 6pm at 90p per hour; 6pm – 12 midnight at 50p per hour and Sunday is 50p per hour up to a maximum of £1.

St Mary’s Car Park has 480 spaces, with extended opening hours. The charges that will apply are  Sunday 10am – 6pm at 50p per hour up to a maximum of £1; Monday to Saturday from 8am – 6pm at £1.10 per hour and 6pm – 8am at 50p per hour. The car park will close at midnight on the Sunday night.

View the map of all the car parks available in the city centre below:

City centre parking map#####

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