Donegal Celtic have informed us that there have been some alterations to the spectator areas of their ground. In essence Glentoran supporters will enter the ground at the turnstiles closest to the clubhouse and will be accommodated on the clubhouse side of the ground (the opposite side to where we had been accommodated at recent fixtures). There will be bar facilities available at halftime. Supporters should follow directions of stewards and allow a little extra time for accessing the ground.
In addition the PSNI have given the following advice for fans travelling to Saturday's game.
1. Glentoran Fans travelling by private car to Donegal Celtic, Suffolk Road on Saturday 27th October 2012 should park in the areas of Suffolk Road above the top turnstile gates and should consider local resident and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.
2. Those travelling by Bus/ Coach should be at Blacks Road/ Suffolk Estate by 1420hrs at the very latest. Police will meet them and advise Drivers/Clubs re arrangements for both moving to Donegal Celtic and then away from the ground at the end of the match.
3. Police are reminding fans that there are specific offences created by the Criminal 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
4. In addition fans are reminded that the areas involved 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.
5. Maximum Use of CCTV/Video Evidence will be made as part of the Policing Operation in an effort to deal with any such offences which come to light.
Police will take all steps to identify and deal with anyone who has been or is committing offences.
6. It is hoped that a common sense approach to the day can be taken by all and the occasion enjoyed.
It is vitally important for supporter and community safety that these instructions are complied with.