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Aris FC
Season 2010/11

Aris v City: Supporter information

  • 14 February 2011 15:10

Following consultation with the local Greek police a number of changes have been made to the travel arrangements for supporters attending the fixture in Thessaloniki.

These arrangements affect both independent travellers and those using fully packaged operators that are predominantly Thomas Cook Sport and Flight Options.

The Greek police have implemented a remote ticket and search operation, In essence this means you will have your tickets checked, and be searched away from the stadium prior to attending at the game. This decision has been made by the local police and is for your safety and security in attending this fixture.

The arrangements are as follows:

Independent travellers 

You are requested to be at the White Tower (Lefkos Pyrgos) for 3.30pm (3.5 hours before the game). The tower is located on the seafront about 800m from the city centre. At that point you will have your tickets checked and have yourself and belongings searched. You will be placed on a bus (there will be a small charge of approximately one euro).

From here you will receive a police escort to the stadium where you will be granted access directly into the MCFC supporters sector. For your information the seating is unreserved. Following the game you will be allowed onto the same coaches and taken back into the city and dropped at the White Tower. Please note this is not in the direction of the airport.

Package travellers

You are requested to be at your original pick up point (your hotel) at 3.30pm. At this time you will be placed on your coach and taken to the White Tower (a few minutes away).  At this location you will disembark your bus and have your tickets checked prior to yourself and a search of your belongings.

At this location the bus will also be checked. From here you will receive a police escort to the stadium where you will be granted access directly into the MCFC supporters sector. For your information the seating is unreserved at the stadium.

Following the game these coaches will go to the airport for your flights. Please note that there will be no facility to return to the hotel following the game.

General notes

Please arrive on time for this operation to take place smoothly.

These measures have been put in place by the Greek Police for your safety and security.

You may be held at the White Tower for one or two hours while this takes place. At present it is unconfirmed whether toilet or refreshment facilities are in place at this location.

Please be mindful of Greek law. No bottles will be allowed into the stadium. These should be left in you luggage.

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