Fed-up Lincoln residents living close to Sincil Bank stadium say inconsiderate parking by football fans is making their lives a misery.
People in the area are demanding that a parking permit scheme which protects streets immediately around the ground should now be expanded to ease issues in neighbouring roads.
One householder said he was unable to go out in his car whenever Lincoln City FC played at home for fear of losing the space outside his property.
Clive Jones, 57, who lives on Robey Street, said: “I can’t have my usual road trips or even getting to work without having to wait around for a bus.”
The Sincil Bank Residents Parking Permit scheme was set up by the City of Lincoln Council last year to protect space for residents’ cars while also easing general congestion in the area around the famed stadium.
But those living in streets that were not included in the scheme – such as Robey Street and Spencer Street – say they are now experiencing more issues with traffic than ever before.
“I dread when Lincoln City play at home. The last time I went out around the time of one of their games, I spent 30 minutes trying to find a space to park.”
Many say they would be only too glad to pay the £26 a year for a permit if the council expanded the scheme into their roads.
Mr Jones said: “I dread when Lincoln City play at home. The last time I went out around the time of one of their games, I spent 30 minutes trying to find a space to park.
“Parking permits would be a great addition, I just want to be able to use my car without the fear of not being able to find a space down my own street.”
Christian Reyes, 19, lives in a student house in Spencer Street.
He said his housemate has only used his car once since they started living in the area.
“It is even a struggle to get shopping,” he said. “Most of the time we just walk to Morrison’s to get food, which is nightmare when you have about four bags worth of food to carry home.”
He continued: “We thought it was going to be great having a car for second year, but instead it is just sitting on the side of the road collecting dust.”
And he added: “Some people even park right in front of our building, even though it is a double yellow line zone.”
The City of Lincoln Council did not responded to a request for comment but has previously said there were no plans to expand the scheme further.