Real Sociedad F.C. Vs Aberdeen F.C.
This was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government
Advice for fans travelling to Spain for Aberdeen FC’s match with Real Sociedad on 31st July 2014.
Date: 31st July 2014 Venue: Anoeta Stadium, San Sebastián Kick off time: (local time) 8.30pm
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.
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.
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.
Getting to the stadium
Estadio Anoeta is located toward the south of the city of San Sebastián at about 2 kilometres from the city’s bay, La Concha beach, and the old town. The distance from the city’s main railway station is about the same. From all these places the walk to the stadium can be made in about half an hour. The walk from the train station where most local trains arrive (Euskotren) will be even shorter.
The stadium can furthermore be reached with several buses. From the old town (stop Boulevard 9) one can take bus 21 to Anoeta. Buses run about every 15 minutes and also pass the Euskotren station (Easo Plaza). Bus 26 (to Martutene) and 28 (to Miramón) follow almost the same route. Get off at stop Anoeta. Bus 31 also connects the stadium with the city centre as well as other places in the east and west of the city.
Link to stadium
At the match
- Aberdeen fans are located in the lower tier corner sector. Entry is via Gate 9 which is accessed up a flight of concrete steps from the open outer stadium concourse.
- Access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks and body searches at the entrance to the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early - doors will usually open 45 minutes before kick off
- Visiting supporters may be kept behind for around 15 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
Relevant 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.