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  • More information for fans travelling to Rome

    More information for fans travelling to Rome

    By: Newsroom Staff on 07 Nov, 2019 11:22

  • ADDITIONAL guidance has been provided to Celtic by Lazio and the City of Rome police for the forthcoming UEFA Europa League match on Thursday,  November 7 in the Olympic Stadium (KO: 6.55pm local time).

    It Is intended to provide Celtic supportes who are travelling to Rome with clear guidelines of what they can expect when staying in the city, travelling to the match and when they arrive at the stadium.

    There will be a prominent police presence throughout the city on matchday, and fans are advised to follow the advice of the police at all times.

    - Under no circumstances should supporters make their own way to the stadium.

    - There will be restrictions on alcohol being sold in Rome, in particular in the historical parts of the city, and served in glass containers.

    - Fans must not carry glass bottles/containers or cans on to the streets.

    - Fans who turn up at the turnstiles in clear state of drunkenness might not be allowed in if they are perceived to be behaving in an aggressive or harassing manner, or if they appear to require medical attention. If the latter then they will be taken to one of the ambulances to be checked over.

    - Buses will be available from Piazzale delle Canestre from 2pm and fans should make their way there throughout the afternoon. Directions to Piazzale delle Canestre HERE.

    - 41 shuttle buses will be made available to take supporters to the stadium and back to Termini station at the end of the match. If you have a £35 ticket, ensure you are on a Curva Sud bus, and if you have a £55 ticket, ensure you are on a Monte Mario bus.

    - Fans will be able to take food into the stadium in paper or biodegradable plastic bags. 

    - Beer and food will be on sale at the stadium.

    - There will be a hold-back at the end of the match, Police will decide on the length of time but this could be an hour or more.

    Alcohol

    - No alcohol on sale in the city centre from 6pm on Wednesday, 6 November, until 7am on Friday, 8 November.

    - Be aware that drinking alcohol on the streets will be prohibited and will incur an on the spot €100 fine.

    Supporter Safety

    - Stay in large groups where possible.

    - Keep a low profile whilst in the city particularly in the evening.

    - Avoid wearing club colours whilst walking around the city particularly in the evening.

    Buses to the game

     - Buses will be provided for fans from 2pm on Thursday, 7 November, from Piazzale delle Canestre.

    - Stay patient whilst waiting on buses, these will operate on a shuttle service.

    - Do not to take or consume alcohol to the meeting point for the shuttle buses.

    - Under no circumstances should supporters make their own way to the stadium.

    - It is important to comply with Police instruction at all times.

    - Before boarding the buses to the stadium all fans will have to show their match ticket and will be searched.

    Arrival at the Stadium

    - Once at the stadium fans will be searched.

    - Fans will be asked to produce photo ID before entering the stadium, this must contain name and date of birth.

    - Bags will not be permitted in the stadium and there is no storage facility.

    - All banners coming in to the stadium will be checked, only Celtic FC banners will be allowed.

    - Banners containing any political message or symbols will not be allowed.

    - Phone chargers will not be permitted in the stadium and there is no storage facility.

    The area behind the goal occupied by Celtic fans has a centre walkway. This must be kept clear at all times for emergency access.

    Post-match

    - After the match fans will be kept in the stadium, this could be up to an hour or more, Police will decide.

    - On exiting the stadium there will be buses taking fans to Termini on a shuttle service.

    - Fans may wish to arrange taxis for uplift after the match to avoid delays travelling back to the city centre.

    More travel information is available HERE

    Consular Advice for fans travelling to Italy is available HERE

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