Extraordinary security measures for Barcelona-Arsenal CL clash

Indo Asian News Service / 15 March 2016
Extraordinary security measures for Barcelona-Arsenal CL clash

Barcelona, March 14 (IANS) FC Barcelona and the Catalan police have agreed on a series of extraordinary security measures to secure the European Champions League second leg clash between Barcelona and Arsenal in the knockout stage of the football competition, which will take place on Wednesday at the Camp Nou stadium here.

According to a statement released by Barcelona on Monday, the measures are set to be implemented in accordance with terror alert level 4, to increase the safety of spectators attending the match, reports Efe.

Camp Nou stadium is set to open its doors two hours before the beginning of the game and advised spectators to arrive early at the venue.

According to the note, none of the fans will be allowed to enter the stadium with large bags, suitcases or backpacks.

The club will conduct a comprehensive inspection at all access points, while vehicles parked in the vicinity of Camp Nou, and also car owners authorised to enter the stadium, will be searched as well.

Additionally, cars will not be allowed to park in the vicinity of the Barcelona home stadium from 8 a.m. except for buses, which will be allowed to have access until 2 p.m.