SUPER CUP TRAVELLING FAN INFORMATION
Any Chelsea supporters attending the UEFA Super Cup match in Prague this week may wish to read the following background information.
The match against Bayern Munich on Friday kicks off at 20.45hrs local time.
Prague is the Czech capital with a population of 1.3 million. It is well served by communication links from across Europe and has become an important tourist destination.
The local international airport is Vaclav Havel (PRG) located approximately 17 km to the north west of the city.It is served by regular bus routes which take about 40 minutes to reach the city centre.
Stadium and Match Day Transport
The Eden Arena was completed in 2008 and is located in the Vrsovice district to the south east of the city centre. It is home to SK Slavia Prague and hosts the Czech national football team. The stadium can accommodate 21,000 but for this match the capacity will be approximately 17,000. The stadium is well equipped with all seats having roof coverage.
Chelsea supporters will be located in the South Stand which can be accessed via entrance gates 3 and 4. Supporters are advised to take the Metro Line 'A' (the closest station to the Old Town Square is 'Staromestske Naesti').The nearest stop to the stadium is 'Zelivskeho' from where the stadium is about a 15-minute walk away.Alternatively, trams 6, 7, 22, and 24 run from the city centre to 'Slavia' which is the nearest stop to the stadium. Buses 135, 136, 150, 213 also operate to the stadium.Any taxi use on match day is likely to be very expensive and slow due to the anticipated heavy traffic.
Turnstiles will open at 18:45hrs and entry procedures will consist of a ticket check and body search.Prohibited items are similar to those in the UK and supporters are discouraged from bringing large bags. Fans are advised to arrive in good time to allow for local travel and entry procedures. Refreshments are available throughout the match.
There will be no fan zone but a 'meeting point' for Chelsea supporters has been created in the Old Town Square, Staromestske Namesti, which is 25 minutes from the stadium by public transport. There are many restaurant and bars within this area. It should be noted that local laws prevent drinking in the street and that climbing, or draping flags over statues is prohibited. To assist the emergency services quickly locate persons in the city, each lamp post has a unique reference number which should be referred to when making any emergency call.
Prague is generally a safe city although common sense precautions should be taken to guard against pickpockets and bag snatchers who can operate in crowded areas.
Passports should be valid for the period of the stay and carried at all times.
Club Emergency Contact Number+ 44 (0) 7720970953
Public Emergency Line 112
118 00 Prague 1
Tel 420257 402 111
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