With the Six Nations getting off to an exciting start earlier this month, shrewd supporters are looking for ways to save on their parking costs.
New data shows that savvy Six Nations rugby supporters could be saving over 60% on parking compared to those who book official match day parking.
Heading to the stadium to support your team shouldn’t end up costing an extortionate amount, yet match day parking costs at Twickenham, Murrayfield and the Principality Stadium are steep. Supporters who book official match day parking could see their hard-earned cash being eaten up by expensive parking charges before they’ve even set foot in the stadium.
Official match day parking at Twickenham Stadium costs a hefty £35, however many supporters can kick into touch expensive parking fees associated with official stadium car parks by booking an empty driveway via YourParkingSpace.co.uk. For example, just a five-minute walk from Twickenham stadium, parking can be secured for a smart £7.88 via YourParkingSpace.
“Rented driveways can offer a viable cost-effective alternative to traditional car parks when visiting big sporting events such as the Six Nations Championship, meaning fans can leave the players to take the big hits, not their wallets”, says Harrison Woods, CEO at YourParkingSpace.co.uk.
And the benefits aren’t only for supporters. The Six Nations Rugby offers an excellent income opportunity for locals. Renting out your driveway is an ideal opportunity for locals to earn a simple second income during sporting events such as the Six Nations tournament.
As an example, with just one parking space in Twickenham you could be earning an average of £115 per month. Comparable figures for the Principality Stadium in Cardiff and Murrayfield in Edinburgh are £98 per month and £75 per month. Six Nations matches offer a further boost to the average earnings figure due to the high match day demand.
Driveways offered by locals are often preferred by fans, with financial savings not the only benefit of booking a driveway. Many driveways around the stadiums are perfectly placed to enable a quick getaway at the end of the match, eliminating the need to join the long queues that often form in the official stadium car parks.
Harrison Woods commented: “Not only is a swift departure ideal if your team has lost, but also because fans using official car parks often report a scrummage to exit at the end of the match, resulting in huge delays.”
“So, with a double advantage of cost as well as time savings, rugby fans may well decide to convert the money and time they saved on a few carefully chosen items of official merchandise!”
Locals can do also do the same with the earnings from their new income-generating asset, their home driveway.