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UEFA Champions League Atlético de Madrid v Leicester City FC travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Leicester City’s match with Atlético de Madrid on 12 April 2017.

Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Leicester City’s match with Atlético de Madrid on 12th April 2017.

Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Leicester City’s match with Atlético de Madrid on 12 April 2017.

UEFA Champions League Quarter Final

Date: 12 April 2017

Venue: Vicente Calderón Stadium, Madrid

Kick off time: (local time) 20.45

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

Passports and visas

  • British nationals don’t need a visa to travel to Spain. Your passport should be valid for the proposed duration of your stay. No additional period of validity beyond this is required. Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you’re only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties

  • you must provide ID (your passport) if requested by a police officer. The police have the right to hold you at a police station until your identity is confirmed

  • always take care of your passport, as obtaining a replacement is costly and time-consuming. Please be aware that the game is just before the Easter holidays therefore obtaining a replacement will have a longer wait than normal. So it is imperative that you look after your passport well. Please see Consulate contact details below for further information

Getting to the stadium

Estadio Vicente Calderón is located in the south of the city of Madrid.

Fans who wish to be escorted by the Spanish police from the town centre to the stadium should meet at Plaza Mayor (the main square) at 18.30. The walk to the stadium from Plaza Mayor will take approximately half an hour.

The stadium can be reached by underground on line 5. Fans should get off at Puerta de Toledo underground stop and walk down Paseo de los Pontones to the stadium. Bus number 17 runs from Plaza Mayor in the centre of Madrid and fans should get off at the bus stop in Paseo de los Pontones.

Link to stadium

At the match

  • Leicester City fans with general tickets are located in the upper tier corner sector of the stadium, entry through gates 7, 9 and 10

  • access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks at various check points before getting to the stadium including body searches and after getting through the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early - doors will be open for visiting supporters 1 hour and a half to 2 hours before kickoff. Leicester City stewards will be present at some check points to assist fans

  • anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium. Also, any banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium

  • flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or containers over 1/2 litre are not allowed in the stadium. Soft drinks and food are available inside the stadium

  • drinking in the streets in some areas of Spain is illegal, and you can be arrested for doing so

  • visiting supporters may be kept behind for around 15-20 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse

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. Only carry what you need and leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits

  • when collecting your tickets in the centre of town, pay particular care with your belongings as it has been known for pickpockets to operate in this area.

Useful contacts

British Consulate-General Madrid
Torre Espacio
Paseo de la Castellana 259D
28046, Madrid
Spain

Telephone +34 91 714 6300 (also for out of hours emergencies) Email: spain.consulate@fco.gov.uk Opening hours: Monday to Friday from 8:30am to 1.30pm.

Please note we are closed on Thursday 13 April, Friday 14 April and Monday 17 April for the Easter holidays. Therefore the first day we are open after the match is Tuesday 18 April 2017.

In the event of an emergency please call the above number

For more information please visit the British Consulate-General Madrid website.

Emergency services numbers

The local emergency services contact number is 112.

Published 28 March 2017