One of the fans who paid the fee on Sunday was Cleveland City Councilman Matt Zone, who complained to City Hall. A sign called it a "pedestrian traffic" fee, separate from the $30 parking charge.
The city requires that anytime a private entity charges an admission fee, it must register with the city. Law Director Robert Triozzi says the city is looking into the matter.
The parking-lot operator tells The Plain Dealer in Cleveland that the fee covers expenses like security, liability, portable toilets and cleanup.
The Associated Press