Thursday 19 October 2017

Aviva Stadium to introduce 'no bag policy' as part of heightened security measures for Uruguay friendly

Security staff arrive ahead of the game game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE
Security staff arrive ahead of the game game. Three International Friendly, Republic of Ireland v England. Aviva Stadium, Lansdowne Road, Dublin. Picture credit: David Maher / SPORTSFILE

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Aviva Stadium Management will implement a new 'no bag policy' for Ireland's international friendly with Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium on Sunday evening.

Supporters traveling to the Aviva Stadium for the game have been advised to arrive at the grounds at least one hour ahead of kick-off to get through the stadium's heightened security checks.

In a statement on the FAI website, the Aviva Stadium's new security measures for Sunday's friendly include:

- Aviva Stadium Management are introducing a “No Bag Policy” to all events in the stadium.

- It is important that supporters do not bring any bags or rucksacks to the game.

- Searching procedures will be in place at all entry points and because of this it is advisable all supporters arrive a little earlier than normal.

- Extra safety and security measures will be in place at this fixture.

This is the third time in the last two years where the FAI have announced heightened security measures for an Ireland international.

The association conducted body and bag searches in the lead up to Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia in November 2015, as well as implementing increased security measures for the international friendlies with Slovakia and Switzerland in the wake of the 2016 Brussels bombings.

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