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Travel advice - Maribor

Advice for our fans travelling to Slovenia for Thursday night's Europa League match against NK Maribor.

The City of Maribor is the second most important City in Slovenia and prides itself on its chequered history. It has a diverse social and cultural life and is well known for its rich wine tradition. Maribor is the City of the Old Vine, the oldest vine in the world, which has been growing there for over 400 years.

For the year 2012, the City was confirmed as the European Capital of Culture and was undoubtedly a great recognition for the City and its inhabitants.

Maribor is also known as the City of sports and recreation and is home to numerous world class events. It has an impressive ski slope and has cycle and hiking trails together with the opportunity for night skating, swimming, international hockey and of course, football.

Maribor itself boasts a favourable climate, even in the winter months and there are a number of outdoor cafes and restaurants to take advantage of this.

The main railway station is Maribor Rail Station, Partzanska cesta 50, 2000 Maribor and the main bus station is Bus station Maribor, Mlinska ulica 21, 2000 Maribor.

There is a large area called Castle Square, where fans may wish to congregate. The amenities include bars, cafes and restaurants and Castle Square is a 15-minute walk to the Ljudski vrt Stadium. Local Police will be on hand throughout the day in this area should fans experience any problems.

The Stadium itself is newly refurbished to a very high standard and gates will open two hours before kick off. Spurs fans should make their way to the North end of the ground to sections A and B - entry is via Gate F and a search of fans and bags will take place at this point.

There is a large concourse area surrounding this section prior to entry and this will be closed off to home fans. There are catering units and welfare facilities (Portaloos) in this area as well as on the concourse area, behind sections A and B, once inside the Stadium.

A small number of Spurs Stewards will be on hand to assist you if required.

As always, the usual prohibited items apply, in particular glass or plastic bottles will be removed at the Gate. Furthermore, flags and banners will be allowed with the appropriate wording and these will be checked before entry by Police/Stewards. It is common policy and normal ground rules at football stadia 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.

Please also be aware that drunken or rowdy behaviour will not be tolerated by the local Police and again, we ask that you respect this.

The seated area offers excellent views of the pitch, although there is a fence at the front of the section.

As per normal European away matches, Spurs fans can expect to be held back for 15/30 minutes after the match but welfare facilities will be accessible during that time. Once the roads outside are clear, you will be able to leave the Stadium.

We are aware that all of our fans are travelling independently and would remind you to be aware of pickpockets in busy areas, particularly on local transport. Where possible, keep a copy of your Passport with you and only carry what you need.

Please ensure that you have the correct Travel Insurance before travelling.

Finally, a reminder that anyone travelling to our Europa League matches is doing so as an Ambassador of the Club. It is vital that respect is shown at all times to our hosts and the local community.

Thanks, as always, for your fantastic support.

Click here for more travel details on Maribor from the Foreign & Commonwealth Office...