The co-operation of all those who heeded the advice to arrive in plenty of time for our early kick-off against Chelsea in order to clear security was appreciated by everyone at the Club and was vital in ensuring all fans were in their seats in time for the start of the match.
Ahead of Thursday evening’s UEFA Europa League matchday six fixture with AS Monaco, there will be similar procedures in place.
Whilst we acknowledge that for evening fixtures it can be difficult to arrive as early as you would ideally like, please be aware that security WILL NOT be reduced or compromised in the event of queues forming to clear security and kick-off will not be delayed as a result.
With a capacity crowd expected, we would urge all supporters to arrive no later than 7pm to ensure security is cleared.
Fans can also assist in the following ways:-
• Please ensure all coats and jackets are open and ready to be searched.
• Avoid bringing any bags with you to the stadium unless absolutely necessary. ALL bags will be searched. Please note there are no “left luggage” facilities at the stadium.
• If you are experiencing extended queuing, please be patient. Our staff are doing everything possible to get you into the stadium safely and as quickly as possible.
• Be extra vigilant and alert staff or police to anything unusual.
We again ask for your patience and understanding in this matter and thank you in advance for your co-operation.