Basic Advice for Irish Fans
Supporters should arrive early at the stadiums
The stadium in Poznan is served by trams from the city centre which arrive every 3 to 4 minutes. The Polish police will have two checking/search zones at both stadiums.
The first is a ticket check and the second in an individual search. Everyone will be searched which may cause delays therefore it is important that fans arrive early.
The stadium in Gdansk is served by buses and a train station which is at least a 10 minute walk. The stadium is not really within walking distance of the city centre. Advice is that fans should allow at least one and a half hours to travel from the city centre to ones seat.
Supporters travelling from outside of Poland on road / camper vans / cars should be aware that there may be delays at the border crossings – allow yourself extra time and ensure you have enough provisions.
Polish law forbids the drinking of alcohol in public and this includes parks, streets, beaches, this is dealt with very firmly by either a fine or by arrest.
Any Irish fan needing assistance can contact the Gardaí through the Polish police.
An Garda Síochána wishes all fans a happy and safe trip to Euro 2012.
There is also information available on the following websites:
Football Association of Ireland and Department of Foreign Affairs