High Risk Match: Important Announcement for Fans Before Hajduk and Everton

By 22 August 2017

An official announcement from HNK Hajduk Split and Everton FC.

For the return match of the Europa League play-off, which will be played at Poljud Stadium between Hajduk and Everton FC on Thursday, August 24, 2017, at 21:00, all fans are asked to abide by the following rules of organization for high-risk matches, which include additional security measures at the stadium and beyond, announces on August 21, 2017. 

- Spectators are welcome to come to the stadium early in order to avoid big crowds entering the stadium (Ministry of Interior recommends arriving two hours before the match).

- Entrance to the stadium will be open at least 2 hours before the match.

- One viewer, one ticket.

- Children must also have tickets.

- Vehicles with special passes will be the only ones allowed to enter the stadium.

- Tickets will display where you are allowed to enter Poljud (West, East, North, South) with the appropriate row and seat number.

- Evacuation stairs must be accessible to allow spectators movement throughout the game. Any person who does not follow these rules will be sent back to their place and/or away from the stadium in case of non-compliance.

- Spectators should refrain from using pyrotechnics, as well as signs and messages with offensive content.

- Hard objects (lighters, bottles, cosmetics etc.) that can endanger the safety of anyone at the stadium are forbidden.

- HNK Hajduk has provided entry for people with disabilities on the southern plateau of the stadium below the scoreboard. Only one person can help accompany the person with disabilities.

HNK Hajduk encourages all fans to behave appropriately and in accordance with police and security recommendations to ensure the match passes without incident. 

Everton FC has also issued a statement to their fans on August 21, 2017, which reads:

"Everton supporters travelling to Hajduk Split for Thursday’s Europa League play-off round second leg are being given strict safety advice to follow during their time in Croatia.

After a number of meetings with the relevant authorities in Split, both before and since the first leg, fans are being advised by the Club not to display flags outside bars and restaurants or in any public areas during their time in Croatia. They are also advised not to wear Club colours in or around Split before or after the match.

There will be a designated area in the city for fans to congregate before the match, accessible from 8am. The gathering place is in Zvoncac Park near the marina at the end of the coastal Riva promenade. The address is Setaliste Ivana Mestrovica BR3 and the gathering area in the park is adjacent to a bar called ‘Jungle’.

All Everton supporters are advised to congregate in this location. 

Any fans travelling by coach, minibus or car into Split on the day of the game should exit the motorway at Junction A1 (signposted SPLIT) and await a police escort into the Fan Zone. The junction will be accessible from 8am.

There will be bus shuttles departing Zvoncac Park at 6pm. There will be a fleet of buses shuttle-running fans to the stadium from the park from 6pm onwards. The bus transfers are free of charge and will be supported by an escort from local police.

The Club has also been informed that any anti-social behaviour is likely to be dealt with robustly by local police, with supporters facing arrest and on-the-spot fines for offensive behaviour.

Any fans displaying signs of drunken behaviour will not be allowed entry into the stadium and may face arrest. As for all fixtures, supporters are asked not to use pyrotechnics as this could result in police action and arrest."

Stay tuned, more information soon.