Liberec is going to Greek fans, creating a fanzone for them

Extensive security measures are being prepared by the police in cooperation with Liberec and the city for a European League match in which Slovan will fight against PAOK Thessaloniki next Thursday. Up to 2000 Greeks are expected to arrive. A new feature against previous European matches will be the creation of a safety zone for fans. Journalists said today, the head of the Tourism Department, David Pastva, in Liberec.

“There will be a tent in the Post Office Square to allow fans of the guests to be in one place and crowds do not move around the city. Has occurred in the past, “ said Pasture.According to police spokesman Vlasta Suchánková, a cultural and social program will be prepared for the Greeks. “We can not take violence there,” she added.

The peace in the city should be secured by a few hundred policemen, and regional border troops from three neighboring counties will arrive. There will also be more than 20 members of the police anti-conflict team and 13 interpreters. For the parking of Greek buses, three locations will be allocated – Winterova, Sokolska and 1.May.

The fans of the Greek club have a bad reputation due to the riots and the ignition of the fireworks. “We do not expect hooligans to come, but we suppose they can be hooligans,” said Slavic spokesman Lukáš Váňa.

The club will be nominated for the Western Tribune fans with a capacity of nearly 3000 Places. “But there will be a maximum of 2,000 tickets for sale, and after agreement with the police, we will leave free buffer zones on the stand, which is about 800 seats,” Váňa added.

When entering the stadium, whether fans do not try to fire pyrotechnics or are not drunk. One of the measures will also be that ticket sales end on the day before the match.The supporters of the Greek club have bought 1,200 tickets according to Vani, and another 400 clubs have been released for sale. Váňa expects that PAOK will also come to support its supporters from the Czech Republic, Germany or Poland.

Elevated security measures were accompanied by the previous matches of the European League, which took place in Liberec. The match went around without much jolt. Minor incidents of the police recorded only during last year’s match with Hajduk Split. She solved two misdemeanors, and one careless Hajduk fan lit the facade of the house when she walked to the stadium with a flare. But the fire quickly quenched.