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Tuesday 18th December v. Linfield (home) - Toals Co Antrim Shield SF - k.o: 7:45pm

PSNI Information for Saturday
Uploaded Tuesday, 17th Jan, 2017 at 16:28

THE PSNI have asked us to convey the following information regarding the match against Linfield on Saturday.
1. Ballymena Fans travelling to the Danske Bank Irish Premier League match at the National Stadium (Windsor Park) for the 1500 hours kick-off on Saturday 21st January 2017 are requested to approach the National Stadium from Stockmans Lane/Boucher Road. Entry to the North Stand Upper deck will be via the turnstiles/gate on Boucher Road - opposite Ford Car Showroom.
2. Those travelling by car are requested to approach the Stadium from the Stockmans Lane/Boucher Road direction and park in Apollo Road area - (beside Marks and Spencers). Motorists should consider local business and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park. Once parked they should move on foot to Boucher Road and enter via the turnstiles (for the North Stand Upper deck) on the laneway opposite the Ford Car Showroom.
3. Those travelling by Bus/Coach are also requested to approach from Stockmans Lane/Boucher Road and park the coaches/buses in the Apollo Road/Wildflower Way area beside Marks and Spencers. Buses can lie up there for exit. Once off the buses fans should move on foot to Boucher Road and enter via the turnstiles (for the North Stand Upper deck) on the laneway opposite the Ford Car Showroom.
4. Those travelling by train should leave the train at Adelaide Halt and move to the Stadium via Apollo Road/Boucher Road entering the Stadium as above.
5. At the end of the match fans are requested to leave the area via the return route i.e. Boucher Road/Stockmans Lane to M1 etc.
6. Police are reminding fans that there are specific offences created by the Justice Act NI 2011 in relation to soccer matches: -
  • Possession of Fireworks/Flares etc.
  • Throwing Articles capable of causing injury
  • Going on to the Playing area
  • Sectarian Chanting
  • Drinking on Passenger Carrying Vehicles
  • 7. In addition all fans are reminded that the areas around the Stadium are "No Street Drinking" zones under Belfast City Council By-Laws. Any Street drinking taking place will be dealt with and any alcohol found seized.
    8. Any public indecency offences such as urinating in public will be robustly dealt with.
    9. Maximum Use of CCTV, Landrover Roof Top and Hand Held Video Evidence Equipment will be made both inside and outside the Stadium as part of the Policing Operation Criminal Justice Strategy in an effort to deal with any offences which come to light. Police will take all steps to identify and deal with anyone who has been or is committing offences.
    10. It is important for supporter and community safety that these instructions are complied with and that the impact of the event on the local residential and business communities is minimised.