Tuesday 16 October, 2018

Security Guidelines for T&T/Panama game

The Trinidad and Tobago Football Association said that a meticulous Security Operational Policy will be in place, adhering to FIFA regulations to ensure the safety and security of all those who attend the CONCACAF Final Round 2018 World Cup qualifying match which will begin at 7:00 pm on Friday, March 24  at the Hasely Crawford Stadium.

"Several meetings and on-site viewing have been conducted with all the different arms of the Protective Services, TTFA Security officials and SPORTT to ensure that there would be a comprehensive Security Operational Plan, and all of this would be monitored and coordinated through a Venue Operations Centre in the Stadium on matchday," a release from TTFA said.

The TTFA said spectators can feel comfortable knowing that all that is required to ensure their safety and security has and will be implemented as meticulous Security arrangements have been made starting as soon as the teams land in the country.

The TTFA is seeking the support of the public to adhere to these regulations, and this would cause the entrance into the Stadium to be made even easier for all.

Among the prohibited items are:

  • Knapsacks 
  • Coolers 
  • Alcohol 
  • Glass bottles
  • Cans (soft drinks and alcohol)
  • Chairs
  • Large umbrellas
  • Firearms, weapons or knives 
  • Illegal drugs or narcotics.
  • Professional Cameras/Video Cameras or  Drones 
  • Fireworks, explosives, flammable items, scratch bombs.

In addition, banners, signs or flags that may be deemed offensive or vulgar, promoting of racism, be it discrimination against race, skin colour, gender, language or religion  and background; or any signs that may in any way conflict with the rights of the sponsors of the event or impact on the view of other spectators, are not allowed. There will be no tolerance for discriminatory or insulting language or behaviour.

All persons entering the Stadium will be scanned and possibly searched prior to entry.

There will be no re-entry once patrons exit the stadium. If anyone leaves before final whistle, they would not be allowed re-entry

The following are the specific Gates that will provide access to the Hasely Crawford Stadium. Gates open at 4pm for Patrons. Tickets are available at all NLCB Lotto locations and will be on sale up until 7pm.

Gate 1
Only access is for maintenance staff (Not accessible to patrons)

Gate 2 A [ Gate next to Jean Pierre Complex Gate] 

Gate 2B– close to St John’s Gate
Only entrance for all spectators of uncovered stand

Gate 3-Lion’s Gate
Entrance for spectators with covered stand tickets
Access also through this gate also for –
• Differently abled drivers,
• Accredited media
• Team buses
• Accredited staff

Gate 4- Castro Gate
-Access for VIP invitees

There will be no parking for patrons inside the Stadium except for working personnel and match day officials, team buses and emergency and protective services vehicles.