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Travel advice: Hajduk Split vs Everton - 24 August

Advice for fans travelling to Split, Croatia for Hajduk Split’s match with Everton.

Advice for fans travelling to Split, Croatia for Hajduk Split’s match with Everton on 24 August 2017
Advice for fans travelling to Split, Croatia for Hajduk Split’s match with Everton on 24 August 2017

Fixture information

Date: Thursday 24 August 2017

Venue: Poljud Stadium, Split, Croatia

Kick off time: 9:00pm (local time); 8:00pm (UK time)

Everton supporter meeting point: ZVONČAC Park, address: Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Croatia.

Passports and visas

Please check your passport and visa details:

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Croatia if you have a British Citizen passport; but your passport should be valid for dates including travel back to the UK
  • if you have a different type of British nationality (other than ‘British Citizen’), check entry requirements with the Croatian Embassy in London before you travel
  • make sure you take out good travel insurance even if you’re only going for one night – it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • the British Embassy have been advised you may need your passport (and your match ticket) to gain entry to the stadium
  • if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, contact the British Consulate Split on +385 1 6009 100 (choosing option 2 for consular issues) or by e-mail at Croatia Consular to book an appointment to apply for an Emergency Travel Document

Getting to Poljud Stadium

  • Poljud Stadium is located 1km north of the city centre; you can find a map showing the location of the stadium here
  • the stadium holds 35 000 supporters
  • the meeting place for Everton supporters is near the city centre, at ZVONČAC park address: Šetalište Ivana Meštrovića
  • catering and toilet facilities are available here and this area is close to restaurants and the beach
  • this area will be safeguarded by police officers all day
  • Hajduk will provide complimentary buses for the Everton fans from the meeting point at Zvončac park to the Poljud stadium
  • the first bus will leave at 18:00h and the intention is to transfer all Everton supporters to the stadium by 19:00h
  • each of these transfers will have a police escort and supporters will be taken directly to their stadium entrance, where water, soft drinks and snacks will be available
  • taxis are plentiful and cheap by UK standards. Most taxis are metered. Vehicles may vary in colour

At the match

  • the visiting supporters are allocated seats in a segregated area at the South East corner of the stadium
  • disabled supporters can be accommodated but not with the visiting support, albeit the area set aside is in close proximity, just to the right of the Police control box
  • access to the stadium can be slow, there will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance control before entrance to the stadium
  • to avoid missing the start of the match, you should get to the stadium early - entrances will open at 18:00h
  • anyone who is visibly drunk will not be allowed into the stadium
  • alcoholic drinks, glass packaging, drugs, pyrotechnics, weapons, flares, umbrellas, fireworks, lighters, plastic bottles and other rigid items, bags and backpacks, flags on wooden or metal sticks are banned and cannot be taken into the stadium
  • refreshments (soft drinks, water and snacks) will be available at the stadium

Helpful tips for local area

You should maintain at least the same level of personal security awareness as in the UK. As in any other city beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport - only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.

Tap water in Split is drinkable.

Contact the British Consulate in Split in case of a consular emergency:

British Consulate Split, Hrvatskog narodnog preporoda 10/3, Split 21000, Split.

Tel: +385 1 6009 100 (also for out of hours emergencies); choose option 2 for consular issues.

Office hours: Monday to Thursday, 8:30am to 17:30pm, Friday, 8:30am to 14:00pm.

For more information please visit our website.

Emergency services numbers

  • General emergencies: 112
  • Police: 192
  • Ambulance: 194
  • Fire brigade: 193

Further information

Follow the British Embassy on Twitter for up to the minute travel advice.

Tourist information about Croatia.

Information about the city of Split.

Published 22 August 2017