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SUPPORTER INFORMATION: SEVERNSIDE DERBY

10 January 2017


Following consultation between Cardiff City FC, Bristol City FC, Avon & Somerset Police and South Wales Police, the following information pack has been made available.

Bluebirds fans are asked to take note of the detail ahead of travelling to Saturday's Severnside derby.

Enjoy the game.



‘Supporters travelling independently or by train this weekend are advised to drink at either the Knights Templar (Wetherspoon’s, Bristol Temple Meads train station) or bars near the Waterfront area of Bristol.’

‘Flares and smoke bombs are highly dangerous and can cause serious injury. Cardiff City Football Club could face sanctions from the Football Association if pyrotechnics are used.

'Supporters are reminded that Cardiff City Football Club has a zero-tolerance policy on pyrotechnics. Anyone carrying, lighting or throwing pyrotechnics, including flares or smoke bombs will be arrested and subject to possible prosecution. There will be an operation in place on Saturday by Bristol City Football Club and Avon & Somerset Police to combat the use of pyrotechnics.

‘There have, however, been occasions this season where a very small minority of fans have been involved in anti-social behaviour.

‘As a result of Cardiff City supporters’ recent and continued good behaviour away from home, bars will be open in the away concourse of Ashton Gate on Saturday from the time turnstiles open at 10am until kick off at 12pm.


Sergeant Wayne Palmer of South Wales Police has said: “We have come a long way in recent years and the behaviour of the vast majority of home and away Cardiff City fans should be applauded as it has been excellent.

“We have worked closely with Bristol City Football Club and Avon & Somerset Police ahead of this fixture. The common aim is to ensure that the experience of all fans is both a positive and enjoyable one that continues to reflect well on them and their club.

“As always, make sure you cooperate with officers and stewards on the day and enjoy the match!”

Cardiff City Football Club would like to thank all supporters in advance for their continued good behaviour, representation and compliance ahead of the Severnside derby.



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