Detroit overturns Lions game night parking tickets

Joe Guillen
Detroit Free Press
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The City of Detroit is canceling about 100 parking tickets issued during Thursday night's Lions game at a vacant lot some fans reportedly have used for years.

The $45 tickets were issued to cars parked at city-owned lots near the intersection of Brush and Alfred streets.

Detroit Municipal Parking Department Director Norm White said the city is going to put up "no parking" signs at the lots to make the rules clear.

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"The vacant lots where these tickets were issued are owned by the city of Detroit and not permitted for public parking," White said in a statement. "However, given that this has not been well enforced in the past, and there is currently no signage prohibiting parking on those lots, we are going to cancel these tickets."

According to WXYZ Channel 7, Lions fans have parked there for years.

But that won't be allowed in the future.

"Once that signage is in place, we will resume regular municipal parking enforcement," White said. "In the meantime, individuals need to remember that parking on these lots is not permitted at any time."

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