Atletico Madrid F.C. v Chelsea F.C
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Chelsea’s match with Atlético de Madrid on 22nd April 2014
Date: 22nd April 2014.
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.
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.
At the match
- Chelsea fans are located in the upper tier corner sector at Gate 7 and lower tier at Gate 9.
- Access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks at the turnstiles and body searches directly after the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early - doors will be open for visiting supporters 2 hours before kick off
- Visiting supporters may be kept behind for around 15-20 minutes after the match to allow the home fans to disperse
- 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
British Embassy/Consulate address and telephone numbers
In case of a consular emergency you should call the British Consulate on 902 109 356.
Emergency services numbers
- The local emergency services contact number is 112