Partizan vs Spurs - travel advice
17 September 2014|Tottenham Hotspur
Advice for fans making the trip to Serbia for our Europa League, Group C encounter against Partizan Belgrade on Thursday.
Fans travelling to Belgrade will find the city centre is home to many shops, restaurants and cafes, the majority being on Prince Mihailo Street, situated parallel and south west of Student Square. The city centre is about a 20-minute journey from the airport.
On arrival, it is recommended that fans negotiate a price for a taxi journey before entering the vehicle. Please be aware that licenced taxis have a 'TX' at the end of number plates. Fans are advised not use unlicensed cars.
The currency is Serbian Dinar, which is a closed currency and fans are advised to exchange Euros at the Airport on arrival. The current currency exchange rate is 100 Dinar - 0.67pence. Exchange outlets are situated across town, with fans advised to avoid currency exchange with pavement sellers.
Partizan Stadium was rebuilt in 1943 and is completely open to the elements.
Our supporters will be located in Sector H. There are no turnstiles at Sector H, instead a set of stairs that lead to the entrance. It is well segregated with fencing along the sides and front.
The concourse is located via the gangway in the middle of the area. There will be catering facilities that will be put in place before the game, again the concourse area is well segregated. Toilet facilities are available.
Searches on entry will be carried out by the home stewards, with prohibited items including coins and lighters. THFC stewards will be present with envelopes, allowing fans to leave such items for collection after the game.
On police advice, there will be a number of coaches laid on for travelling fans from Student Square to the Partizan Stadium.
These coaches will be boarding at 5.15pm to leave at 5.30pm. All coaches will have a THFC Steward on board but please note, our Stewards will NOT be on the coaches returning to Student Square post-match.
The stadium will open at 5pm.
Local police also strongly advise that our fans do not wear club colours while in the city centre. There will be a strong police presence in and around the town on the day of the game and the evening before.
Flags and Banners are welcome, but will be checked prior to entry. We are requested to make sure that our supporters do not place any flags or banners on the perimeter fencing. 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.
A decision will be made on the night as to whether or not Spurs fans will be held back, please listen for announcements which may affect you. THFC Stewards will also be on hand with regards to information both pre and post-match.
The Club is rightly proud of good behaviour during our European travels and we would ask that you uphold this by respecting local amenities and cultures. Please do not place flags and banners on any buildings, as this may cause offence.
Fans should be on guard as pickpockets are known to operate in the city centre, so it is advisable not to carry valuables.
Passports or copies of your passport should be carried with you at all times for identification purposes if required by the authorities.
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