Important advice for Napoli tie
- Thu 17 Nov 2011, 10:45AM
- Posted by Simon Heggie
Supporters who are making the trip to Naples for Tuesday's Uefa Champions League tie with Napoli should be aware of advice regarding personal safety and security.
The Club and Greater Manchester Police have been working closely with the British Consulate in Naples, SSC Napoli and the Italian police to ensure the safety and security of City fans.
We are confident that supporters will enjoy their visit to Naples but ask that you read the following advice carefully.
Police suggest fans travelling independently to the Stadio San Paolo do so on a free escorted shuttle bus service that will be provided specially for City supporters.
Fans are advised to make their way to the Port area Stazione Marittima (opposite the Maschio Angioino). This is the main docking area for the cruise ships where there is a large parking area. The dock has a Shopping Mall (Galleria del Mare) and there are a few small bars and restaurants nearby.
Shuttle buses will be available from here to take City supporters to and from the stadium on match day. The policing operation in this area will begin at 13.00 hours and the buses will begin to take the supporters to the stadium from 17.00 hours onwards. We strongly advise fans to take advantage of this service.
On arrival at the stadium fans should make their way to entrance No.33, which will be signed "Manchester City supporters only". Turnstiles will open at least three hours before kick-off and fans must be able to show a form of photographic identification (ie. passport, photo driver’s licence) as well as their match ticket to gain access to the stadium.
Please note, if you do not have both you will not be allowed to enter the stadium.
Duplicate tickets will not be issued to anyone who has either lost their ticket or had it stolen. Those without tickets will not be able to purchase them on the day.
Supporters should expect to be kept behind at the end of the game for up to 45 minutes and no alcohol will be served on the day.
In general, police and consulate advice is to take care and use commonsense. Supporters should travel in groups where possible and the Consulate advises fans to steer clear of the areas around the train station, the Forcella and the Old Centre (Centro Storico).
We would also advise against wearing club colours away from the game, particularly when taking public transport.
Further advice for visitors to Italy can be found on the Foreign Office website.
We hope that fans find this information useful and all have a safe and enjoyable trip.