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Viktoria Plzeň vs. Manchester City: travel advice

Advice for fans travelling to the Czech Republic for Manchester City's Champions League group match with Viktoria Plzeň.

This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

  • Date: 17 September 2013
  • Time: 2045pm (local time)
  • Venue: Doosan Arena (aka Plzeň City Stadium, Štruncovy Sady)

As well as this advice, check out our travel advice for Czech Republic

Passports and visas

You don’t need a visa to travel to the Czech Republic, but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay.

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 should carry your passport with you at all times for identification purposes as police officers may fine you or arrest you if you fail to do so. You should be ready to produce an ID (e.g. driving licence, photocopy of passport) at the entrance to the stadium.

If your passport gets lost or stolen while in the Czech Republic, you will need to obtain an Emergency Travel Document from the British Embassy Prague.

Getting to the stadium

The Doosan arena is located in Plzeň, Strunc park no.3, 301 12, north eastern edge of Plzeň, the area nearby Plzeň’s old town. The walk from either the central market square or the railway station takes about 5 to 10 minutes.

There are regular train connections between Prague and Plzeň. The journey takes just under 2 hours.

At the match

The Gates will open 90 minutes before kick-off.

Passport is not needed to enter the stadium but please make sure you are able to produce a photocopy of your passport or another form of ID.

Body search and personal belongings check will be in place. Fans are NOT allowed to bring drinks, poles, flares, weapons.

Gates U and S are designated for entrance of Manchester City supporters


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, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.

British Embassy

British Embassy Prague

Thunovska 14
116 00 Prague 1

  • Tel: (00420) 257 402 111
  • Fax: (00420) 257 402 280
  • E-mail:
  • Opening hours: Mon-Fri 9am-12pm, 2pm-5pm

Embassy web page

Emergency services

  • Emergencies: 112
  • Ambulance: 155
  • Police: 158
  • Fire brigade: 150

Further information

Manchester City website

Viktoria Plzeň website

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Published 13 September 2013