Traders in Wandsworth Bridge Road say their businesses will be at risk if match day parking restrictions are tightened at Chelsea and Fulham.
Hammersmith and Fulham Council is considering changing parking rules in the borough south of Talgarth Road which will mean a maximum stay of one hour in pay and display parking on match days for both Fulham and Chelsea.
But Teo Catino who runs Italian restaurant Il Pagliacchio said: "This plan will mean disaster. The parking system is already very confusing. Fulham FC play on Saturdays, Chelsea FC play on Sundays and weeknights and no-one knows exactly when they play.
"I don't know why the council want to make it more difficult and complicated for everyone. People won't be able to park long enough to do their shopping and because of the credit crunch we are already scratching at the last pennies."
The restrictions would apply only on match days for Fulham and Chelsea from 9am until 9.30pm, meaning visitors could park for a maximum of one hour.
Co-owner of furniture shop The Pine Mine Caspian Crewe-Read agreed with Mr Catino, saying: "I think the credit crunch is going to hit in a few months and the parking system is already confusing. All these restrictions will stop people coming here."
A scheme is already in place near Craven Cottage football ground for Fulham FC matches.
The council is holding a consultation, with residents and businesses which ends on November 1. A spokeswoman said: "We want people to tell us if they would like match day restrictions on parking in the area and we will take all comments on board before making any decisions."
No decision will be made until spring 2009. To join the consultation email: firstname.lastname@example.org