Barcelona Vs Celtic


Advice for fans travelling to Barcelona for Celtic FC’s match with FC Barcelona on 11th December 2013


Published on 09 December 2013

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Stadium Location
Stadium Location

Date: Wednesday 11th December 2013

Venue: Nou Camp Stadium, Barcelona

Kick off time: 20:45 (local time)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Spain

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • British nationals don’t need a visa to travel to Spain; your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay, no additional period of validity beyond this is required

  • remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you must provide ID (your passport) if requested by a Police Officer; the Police have the right to hold you at a police station until your identity is confirmed

  • always take care of your passport, as obtaining a replacement is costly and time-consuming

Getting to the stadium

Here is the information you need on getting to the stadium:

  • for a map and further information about the location and transport to the stadium visit the FC Barcelona website

  • the advised route to the stadium is also the shortest from the ‘Maria Cristina’ and ‘Les Corts’ metro stations on Line 3 (The Green Line); this line has direct stops in ‘Liceo’, ‘Plaza Catalunya’, ‘Paral.lel’ and ‘Plaza de Espanya’

At the match

Advice for when you’re at the match:

  • fans will enter the stadium at 18:45 (e.g. Celtic fans are located from blocks A to D in the South stand and should enter through gates 46,50,51,52 on Travesera de Les Corts)

  • access to the stadium can be very slow, there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles; to avoid a last-minute bottleneck at the stadium those attending are advised to get to the stadium early

  • access mentioned above will be open to Celtic fans at 18:45 two hours before kickoff

  • fans should obey Spanish Police instructions and avoid physical contact of any type (including requests to take photos etc.)

  • anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium; also, any banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium

  • no flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or containers over 0.5 litres are allowed in the stadium; soft drinks are available and can be taken inside

  • visiting supporters will be kept behind for around 30 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse

Tips

  • large crowds are the favoured hunting grounds for petty criminals so be careful with your valuables; as in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • drinking in the streets in some areas of Spain is illegal, and you can be arrested for doing so

British Embassy/Consulate contact details

British Consulate-General Barcelona 
Avda Diagonal 477 – 13 
08036 Barcelona 
Spain 

Email: Info.Consulate@fco.gov.uk

In case of a consular emergency you should call the British Consulate on 902 109 356.

Emergency services numbers

The local emergency services contact number is 112

Celtic FC website

FC Barcelona website

 


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Posted 2013-12-09 13:08:00