Swifts Fans – Bet McLean Final Infomation

To help everything go smoothly for our fans on Saturday at the Bet McLean League Cup Final, we have been asked to make our supporters aware of the following travel / security arrangements by the PSNI.

1. Dungannon Swift Fans travelling to the League Cup Final at the National Stadium (Windsor Park) for the 1730 hours kick-off on Saturday 17th February 2018 are requested to approach the National Stadium from Donegall Avenue/ Great Northern Street Footbridge. Entry to the South Stand will be via the Donegall Avenue Entrance.

2. Motorists should consider local business and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.

3. Those travelling by Bus/ Coach are also requested to approach from Great Northern Street Footbridge. Any coaches/buses should drop off/Collect in the vicinity af Lisburn Rd/Lower Windsor Ave / Eninburgh Street. Buses can lie up in any of the wide streets off the Lisburn Rd i.e Derryvolgie Ave/Windsor Ave if safe to do so and local resident/emergency vehicle assess is not obstructed and fans should make their way on foot to the ground.

4. Those travelling by train should leave the train at Adelaide Halt and move to the Stadium via Great Northern Street and across the footbridge. Route back to Adelaide is the reverse.

5. 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

6. 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.

7. Any public indecency offences such as urinating in public will be robustly dealt with.

8. 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.

9. 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.

It is hoped that a common sense approach to the afternoon will be adopted and the occasion enjoyed by all.