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RSC Anderlecht v Tottenham Hotspur: travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Belgium for Tottenham Hotspur’s Europa League match against RSC Anderlecht

Europa League
Europa League
  • Date: Thursday, 22 October 2015
  • Time: 7pm (local time)
  • Venue: Constant Vanden Stock Stadium, Avenue Théo Verbeecklaan 2, 1070 Anderlecht

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Belgium

Passports and visas

  • you don’t need a visa to travel to Belgium, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay
  • you must carry your passport with you (in a safe place) at all times for identification purposes
  • remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) with you and take out travel insurance; even if you’re only going for the day, it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties
  • if your passport gets lost or stolen while in Belgium, you’ll need to report it to the Belgian police as soon as possible; to be able to return to the UK you’ll need to get an Emergency Travel Document from the British Consulate General in Brussels, Belgium. Please call 00 32 2 287 62 11 - 24/7 - for further information

Getting to the stadium

  • Belgian police will prevent supporters without a ticket from going to the stadium and any person found near the stadium during match day without a valid ticket could be arrested
  • the public transport option to get to the stadium is good; if you arrive by Eurostar – take Metro line 6 direction Roi Baudouin/Koning Boudewijn and get off at Beekkant Metro station; here you’ll need to change to Metro line 5 direction Erasme/Erasmus and get off at Amuale Metro station; if you’re in the centre of Brussels take Metro line 5 direction Erasme/Erasmus and get off at Amuale Metro station; Belgian police will be on hand to direct you to the stadium. Brussels Metro Map
  • there’s no public parking for any supporters; if you’re travelling by car you’ll need to park in the streets around the stadium; make sure you park in a valid parking place and pay for a parking ticket if necessary

At the match

  • there will be no match tickets on sale in Anderlecht
  • away supporters will be located in a segregated area of the south stand of the stadium
  • when entering the visitors’ zone supporters will be asked to show their ticket
  • you’ll be body searched when entering the stadium
  • illegal objects will be turned over to the police (eg knives, glass bottles, darts, laser pens, drugs); if you’re found carrying these items you may be detained
  • expect to be held back in the stadium for 30 minutes after the end of the match

Tips

  • as in any other city, beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway stations, around the town centre and when using public transport
  • carrying your passport is mandatory in Belgium; you can be arrested and detained for up to 12 hours if you fail to show it when ask to by a Belgian police officer
  • keep a copy of your passport and a list of important phone numbers that you can access if needed
  • public disorder (due to alcohol intake or any other reason) won’t be tolerated


British Consulate General
Avenue d'Auderghem/Oudergemlaan 10,
1040 Brussels,
Belgium
(Closest Metro – Schuman)

Tel. 00 32 (0)2 287 62 11 – lines are open 24/7

Emergency service numbers

  • Emergencies 112
  • Police 101
  • Fire brigade 100
  • Other EmergencyNumbers
  • To block Bank cards: 070 344 344

Further Information

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Published 19 October 2015