Update - Monday 25 September
We have been advised by APOEL this evening (Monday) that back packs and ruck sacks will NOT be allowed in the GSP Stadium for Tuesday night's match.
There is a free bag drop-off point at the North Ticket Collection Window near to the away supporters' entrance. However, APOEL advise fans not to bring bags to help searches and a speedy entry into the stadium.
Small ladies' handbags will be allowed in, subject to search, but APOEL's preference is for no bags.
APOEL also advise fans to arrive an hour before kick-off (8.45pm local time).
Cyprus is a warm and welcoming destination, with English being widely spoken.
is the capital of the island and the seat of the Cypriot government. As
such, the city has all the usual amenities that can be expected of a
Whilst the holiday season is winding down,
travelling supporters will find a vibrant culture in the resort towns of
Larnaca, Ayia Napa and Limassol, with temperatures during the day still
expected to reach 34 degrees centigrade. As expected, there will be
numerous restaurants and cafes available offering a wide variety of food
and beverages and many historic tourist sites to explore across the
Cyprus is served by two large international airports at
Paphos and Larnaca, both of which have excellent links to Nicosia with
frequent shuttle bus services that run 24 hours a day. Taxi’s across the
island are plentiful and reasonably priced.
game will take place at the GSP Stadium, home to both APOEL and Omonia
Nicosia, which is a short journey from Nicosia city centre.
stadium was built in 1999 with a capacity of 22,709 and has all the
modern facilities and amenities you can expect for a recently built
Our supporters are allocated seats in the North Stand (blocks 114-116 and 210-212) and can access via turnstiles B1 and B2.
Below: Turnstiles B1 and B2 at APOEL's GSP Stadium
will be familiar Club stewards on hand to assist you on arrival. Please
ensure you travel to the stadium light and avoid bringing bags as there
are no left luggage facilities. The usual prohibited items will apply
and we would ask that you please abide by the local regulations at the
Stadium, which are displayed outside the entrance to the turnstiles. For
any advice, please speak to a member of the Club stewarding team.
Please arrive an hour before kick-off (8.45pm local time)
stadium will open two hours before kick-off. Flags and banners are
welcome, but will be checked prior to entry. Please do not place flags
at the front of the stand as there is a concrete moat between the stand
and the pitch area. Flags placed in that area may be confiscated. Flags
are welcome to be hung at the rear of the stand and on the segregation
It is common policy and normal ground rules at football
stadiums in the UK and elsewhere in Europe that flags of an overtly
religious/sectarian/political nature will not be permitted and may be
confiscated - please respect this request.
The away area of the
stadium has suitable catering and welfare facilities and excellent sight
lines. On our inspection visit, there was no fence or netting facing
Below: Our fans' view at the GSP Stadium
A decision will be taken on the night as to whether or
not away fans will be held back, please listen for announcements. APOEL
supporters are known for their loud and passionate support of their
Club and have a following of local Ultras. They are not known to cause
any issues for visiting Clubs to the island.
The Club is rightly
proud of good behaviour during previous European travels and we would
ask that you uphold this by respecting local amenities and cultures.
Please do not place flags and banners which may cause offence on any
- Remember to have the correct Travel Insurance prior to travelling.
- Currency is the Euro. Current exchange rate at the time of writing is £1 = €1.13.
Cyprus is a popular destination for UK holidaymakers and the weather
will still be very hot during the time we are visiting. Do take care in
the heat, stay hydrated and use sunscreen.
- Crimes against tourist are uncommon, but do take care of personal possessions in crowded areas.
you experience any issues relating to ticketing, please call the travel
line - +44 7917 880445. This number will be available throughout the
day/evening of the match.
If you have any problems relating to crime or loss of passport, you should contact the British Consular Service in
Cyprus on +357 22 861 100 - www.gov.uk/world/cyprus.
please remember that you are an ambassador for the Club and we would
respectfully request that you behave accordingly throughout the entirety
of your visit.