Safety guidelines in Prague
These are the safety guidelines provided by the Czech club for supporters attending the game between FC Barcelona and Viktoria Pilzen at the Eden Stadium.
Josep Guardiola’s team fly out to Prague this Monday ahead of Tuesday’s game, the
fourth in the Champions League group stage. Viktoria Pilzen have provided the following guidelines
for visiting supporters.
- All supporters will undergo an extensive body search prior to entering the stadium. Your
cooperation with the stadium security personnel is highly appreciated.
- It is forbidden to introduce or exhibit banners, posters, flags or any other form of visual
support which uses symbols or emblems that may be an initiation to violence or xenophobia in the
stadium. (The club’s stewards will be obliged to remove these at once.)
- It is forbidden to introduce any kind of weapon or object that can be thrown and that could
potentially be used as a weapon. Any person who tries to introduce such objects (including drums,
trumpets, megaphones, or any other large object) will be refused entry into the stadium. Small
foldable umbrellas are authorised however conventional umbrellas with pointed tip or golf umbrellas
will not be allowed in for safety reasons.
- It is forbidden to enter any flag or banner that comes on a pole. Poles and sticks (no
matter how short or flexible) cannot be introduced to the visiting supporter sector. We suggest you
remove the poles or sticks from the flags before arriving at the.
- There are no official deposits or similar arrangements available for leaving any object in
the stadium therefore supporters are informed not to bring any objects with them that could risk
being refused entry into the stadium. If any forbidden object is brought on the trip, supporters
are highly advised to leave these at their hotel or on the bus to not risk having to leave them
- Introduction or sale of alcoholic beverages in the stadium is forbidden. It is also not
allowed to bring any other bottles or beverages that were not bought at the stadium.
- Bringing torches, fireworks or any pyrotechnic artefacts into the stadium is strictly
forbidden. Anyone trying to enter such items will have their ticket confiscated and will be refused
entry to the ground. We remind all spectators that it is against the law to bring such items into a
sporting arena and infringers will be severely punished. Anyone who makes use of pyrotechnic
artefacts inside the stadium compound risks a heavy fine and a jail sentence. If a firework, Bengal
light or torch is lit inside the stadium compound, Police will intervene and arrest any person
linked to such an infringement.
- It is also forbidden to bring into the stadium any object that could be considered a fire
hazard (rolls of toilet paper, large paper posters/banners etc...) or that is too large to ensure
the security of the spectators in the stadium.
In addition to the above guidelines supporters must respect the following:
- It is not allowed to throw any type of object among the other sectors of the stadium nor
- All visiting supporters should follow instructions from the police and the club’s
stewards and cooperate while getting to their seating area all together in the stands.
- FC Barcelona supporters should aim to be at Access 2, which is supposed for visiting fans
entry only. The stadium opens at 18:15 and it is highly recommended to be there in advance.
- In case of infringement of any of these rules and/or disturbing public order, the Club can
refuse entry or have the person responsible removed from the stadium.
- During the control at the stadium gates, any person who is considered to be drunk or under
the influence of alcohol or drugs, can be refused entry or can be removed from the premises if
causing disturbance once inside.
- The Club reserves itself the right to carry out whatever action deemed necessary to
maintain a safe and orderly match organisation.