Glentoran fans are reminded that they require tickets for this fixture and Glentoran's ticket allocation is now SOLD OUT.
Fans should NOT travel to Solitude without tickets and visiting supporters will not be granted access to any other section of the stadium.
Glentoran Fans travelling by private car to Cliftonville Football Club for the Europa League qualifying match on Saturday 12th May 2018 (kick-off 3pm) are requested to park in the residential areas above Solitude off the Cliftonville Road - ie Cardigan Drive
and Knutsford Drive etc. Motorists should consider local resident and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.
Glentoran fans parking in the residential areas around Knutsford and Cardigan are requested to approach and leave the area via the Westland Road and avoid travelling city wards on the Cliftonville Road after the match to avoid traffic congestion.
Those travelling by Bus/ Coach should be at Fortwilliam Roundabout / M2 by 2:15pm at the latest.
Police will meet the buses at the top of the off-slip road at Fortwilliam and advise drivers/clubs re arrangements for both moving to Solitude and then away from the ground at the end of the match.
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
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.
Any public indecency offences such as urinating in public will be robustly dealt with.
Maximum Use of CCTV/ Landrover Roof Top and Hand Held Evidence Gathering will be made both inside and outside the Stadium as part of the Police 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.
It is vitally 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 in minimised.
It is hoped that a common sense approach to the afternoon will be adopted and the occasion enjoyed by all.