The Paris Police Directorate is taking several steps “guarantee the safety of spectators and fans” and “ensure smooth running” The prefecture, which will be against Liverpool and Real Madrid in the final of the Champions League, on Saturday, May 28 at the Stade de France, the prefecture said in a press release published on Thursday. A total of 6,800 police officers and gendarmes will be mobilized. The Home Office expects 70,000 British supporters.
Two large fan zones will be set up for this occasion. One, in the Legion of Honor park in Saint-Denis, welcomes Spanish fans with a ticket. The second, the Place de Cours de Vincennes in the 12th arrondissement of Paris “for English fans who don’t have tickets to the match”. Those who have a ticket will be “invited to join the Stade de France as soon as possible.”
A protective perimeter will be set up around these fan zones. “Any assembly of a protest nature is prohibited, unauthorized objects or objects considered dangerous (weapons, sharps, pyrotechnics, glassware, alcohol)”. Fans will be able to eat or drink on the spot. And entertainment will be offered.
Up to 44,000 Liverpool fans will be able to gather in the 12th arrondissement of the 12th arrondissement of Paris. It opens early in the afternoon and closes at the end of the match.
The Saint-Denis fan zone will be open from 12 noon to 6 pm. Yippee “Dedicated to the reception of Real Madrid fans, provided with a ticket for the match”. It can accommodate almost 6,000 people. This fan zone will then reopen “Residents previously registered in Saint-Denis.”
CHAMPIONS LEAGUE ⌛ D-2 to register in the Legion of Honor Fan Zone Park and enjoy the match on the giant screen!
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– Saint-Denis City (@VilleSaintDenis) May 26, 2022
The consumption and sale of alcohol will be prohibited “In public places, in establishments open to the public, in drinking establishments”from Saturday 18:00 to Sunday 2:00, “in the district designated in the municipality of Saint-Denis, and in particular around the stadium.”
The Paris police headquarters also specified that drinking alcohol would be banned at Roissy-Charles de Gaulle and Paris-Orly airports. However, “Alcohol consumption will be possible at the Stade de France throughout the match.”
RATP unions have called for a strike for RER A and RER B agents. According to France Bleu Paris, fewer trains should run on these lines this weekend.
The city of Paris also introduces a ban on parking on certain streets.
Disorders can be expected.
– Paris (@Paris) May 25, 2022
In addition, the head of the Paris police issued an order banning Spanish and English supporters from walking to the avenue des Champs-Élysées in Paris from 3:00 pm on Thursday, May 26, from 3:00 pm on Sunday, May 29.