1. Glenavon Fans travelling to the Irish Cup Final match at the National Football Stadium at Windsor Park for the 1430 hours kick-off on Saturday 7th May 2016 are requested to approach the Stadium from the Stockman’s Lane direction on Boucher Road. Entry to the South and East Stands for Glenavon fans will be via the gate on Boucher Road opposite the Ford car show room.
2. Those travelling by car are requested to approach the Stadium from the Stockmans Lane direction and park in the commercial areas on the Boucher Road/ Boucher Crescent/ Apollo Road side of the Boucher Road gate.
Motorists should consider local business and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park and any signage or coning re parking restrictions complied with.
Normal business will be ongoing in the nearby commercial areas and fans travelling by car can expect some traffic delays going to and from the stadium.
Vehicles causing obstructions or impeding emergency access should expect Police action to be taken as is considered necessary and may be removed at owner’s expense.
3. Those travelling by Bus/Coach are also requested to approach the Stadium from the Stockman’s Lane direction on Boucher Road and drop off and pick up on Apollo Road adjacent to Falcon Way.
Buses can lie up in the Falcon Way /Apollo Road Industrial estate area (near Marks and Spencers) and fans should make their way back to the buses there at the end of the match.
The buses /coaches should then leave the area via Boucher Road/Stockmans Lane/ M1
4. Those travelling by train should leave the train at Adelaide Halt.
Those fans using Adelaide Halt are requested to move to and from the Stadium via Apollo Road to the Stadium gate on Boucher Road to enter the South Stand.
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. Bins will be provided by the IFA near the bus drop off points to facilitate disposal of alcohol.
7. Any public indecency offences such as urinating in public will be robustly dealt with. The IFA will provide portable toilets in the Falcon Way/Apollo Road area to facilitate fans arriving by bus and train with the aim of minimising the likelihood of indecency offences occurring.
8. Maximum Use will be made of the effective Stadium CCTV, Landrover Roof Top and Hand Held Video Evidence Gathering Equipment both inside and outside the Stadium 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 what is a very special sporting occasion enjoyed by all.