PSNI Advice for Monday’s Play-off Match

1. Glenavon Fans travelling by private car to Cliftonville Football Club for the Danske Bank Premier League 1945 hours kick-off on Monday 8 May 2017 are requested to park in the residential areas above Solitude off the Cliftonville Road- i.e. Cardigan Drive and Knutsford Drive etc. etc. Motorists should consider local resident and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.

Glenavon 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.

2. Those travelling by Bus/ Coach should be at Fortwilliam Roundabout / M2 by 1915 hours 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.

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 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.

5. Any public indecency offences such as urinating in public will be robustly dealt with.

6. 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.

7. 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 is minimised.

Advice to Supporters for the Cliftonville Match

Advice to Supporters for the Cliftonville v Glenavon match on Saturday 22nd April 2017

Glenavon fans travelling by private car to Cliftonville Football Club for the Danske Bank Irish Premiership match on Saturday 22nd April 2017 are requested to park in the residential areas above Solitude i.e. Cardigan Drive and Knutsford Drive etc. Motorists should consider local resident and emergency vehicle access when deciding where and how to park.

Glenavon 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.

Supporters travelling by Bus/Coach should be at Fortwilliam roundabout/M2 by 14.15pm at the latest where they will be met by PSNI who will advise Drivers/Clubs re the arrangements for both moving to Solitude and away from the ground at the end of the match.

Supporters are reminded 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 onto the playing area
  • Sectarian chanting
  • Drinking on passenger carrying vehicles

Supporters are also reminded that the areas around the Stadium are “No Street Drinking” zones under Belfast City Council By-Laws.

We are confident that supporters will uphold the good name of Glenavon Football Club and ensure that the impact of the event on the local residents and business communities is minimised.

Supporter Information for the Linfield Game

After working closely with Linfield FC, the following information has been agreed and hopefully will facilitate ease of access for our supporters to Windsor Park on Tuesday night.

Glenavon supporters will once again be seated in the North Stand. As before, admission to the game will by ticket only. These can be purchased at the ground on the evening of the game and supporters are asked to be aware of this when planning their journey to the game.

Supporters buses and cars are advised to park in the Boucher Road area with supporters approaching the ground via the walkway at the side of the Olympia Leisure Centre. Entrance to the ground will be via the Spion Kop end of the North Stand. Here they will be met by Linfield staff who will direct supporters to the ticket sales point which we understand is situated in this part of the ground.

Travel Advice for Saturday

As Saturday’s game with Coleraine takes place over the Easter weekend, Supporters Club buses and cars heading to the Coleraine Showgrounds on Saturday are advised to allow extra time for the journey as the route to the North Coast by tradition is extremely busy over Easter.

Semi-Final – Information for Supporters

Glenavon Spectator Coaches & Cars

Cars and Coaches should approach stadium from M2 northbound to junction 11 then along Broughshane Road to Ecos roundabout (first roundabout), take first left exit and follow road and signs to Showgrounds and enter complex at gate M then follow directions from stewards.

Ingress

Glenavon spectators shall ingress via Gate P turnstiles.

Egress

All Glenavon spectators shall leave via Gate P towards rear Events Area car park.

All spectators are asked to arrive in good time and follow directions of the stewards.