COLERAINE FC would like to release the following travel and safety information to supporters ahead of this weekend’s Irish Cup semi-final against Larne…
1. Coleraine supporters are requested to approach Ballymena Showgrounds by way of the following route from Coleraine.
Take the A26/M2 Bypass road to the junction of Ballymena North, follow the road into the town centre. Before the M42 junction take a left turn into Parkway, at the second roundabout take the forth exit into Warden Street. The ground is at the end of the street.
2. Fans coaches are requested to park in the carpark on the left off Warden Street.
3. There will be no Disabled parking provision for Coleraine Fans. Drivers will be facilitated to drop off disabled persons near to the turnstiles and are then requested to park elsewhere.
4. There will be NO TICKETS on sale at the ground on the day of the match.
5. Extra carriages will be added to the train departing Coleraine Railway Station at approx. 1319hrs for Coleraine Supporters intending to travel by train to Ballymena.
6. The PSNI would like to remind supporters that it is an offence to bring flares or smoke bombs into the ground. Any one found in possession or being responsible for the discharge of either article will be arrested and prosecuted. CCTV will be in operation for the duration of the match.
7. A Translink coach will be present at Ballymena Railway Station to convey Coleraine supporters to the ground. This coach will be available after the match to convey fans back to the railway station.
8. It has been circulating that Coleraine Supporters may have purchased tickets for the Larne Supporters Stand. If this is true you are reminded that this match is a designated segregated match. Fans are not permitted to be housed in the same areas of the ground. If you are identified as a Coleraine supporter, you will be refused entry. You will also not be facilitated with entry to the Coleraine area of the ground. If you gain entry to the Larne supporters stand and are identified as a Coleraine supporter during the match you will be removed from the ground, with no re-entry. You may also leave yourself subject to prosecution by the PSNI.
9. Any supporter who is deemed to be intoxicated will be refused entry to the ground.