Supporter Travel Information: Ajax (A)

RANGERS travel to face Ajax on Wednesday and any fans travelling should read the following information.

AJAX V RANGERS

18:45 KICK OFF (LOCAL TIME)

Wednesday 7th September 2022

USEFUL INFORMATION

Please note that further information may become available closer to kick off and to check www.rangers.co.uk for the latest regarding Ajax v Rangers.

STADIUM

HOW TO GET THERE

Public transport

The best way to get from Amsterdam city centre to the stadium is by Metro Line 54. You will be escorted on dedicated metro trains to Strandvliet-ArenA for the stadium.

The Amsterdam public transport service (GVB) no longer accepts cash when buying tickets on trams, buses or metro trains in Amsterdam.

You can buy tickets by credit card (not American Express) on buses and trams or at payment points at main bus and tram stops, Amsterdam Central Station and Schiphol airport. Additional information can be found at GVB – Klantenservice | GVB

Driving

The Arena can be reached via the A1, A2, A9 and A10 motorways. From the A2 (Utrecht – Amsterdam) take exit S211(Ouderkerk a/d Amstel/Duivendrecht/Diemen).

Follow the signs Amsterdam Zuidoost/Transferium at the end. Cars and buses can be parked at P-Bus. From there it’s a short walk to the stadium entrance and metro station. You can park your car here during the daytime while going to the city centre.

Tickets for cars and buses can be bought HERE.

The nearest disabled parking is at P1, but these places will be sold out. All other parking garages in the stadium surroundings have disabled parking places and elevators. Ajax have suggested you use P4 / 5.

Tickets can be bought and paid for inside the parking places or ordered HERE.

Another possibility is to arrange a drop-off with a taxi. In this case, supporters should use the taxi stand at the stadium’s north end (near Endemol studios).

Cars: Purchase P-Bus Parking ticket HERE

Route to Bus Parking (P Bus)

From A2 (highway) direction Utrecht/Amsterdam:

  • Take exit 1, Ouderkerk a/d Amstel, then turn left at the traffic lights (the Johan Cruijff ArenA is ahead of you)

  • Follow the two right lanes with reference “Duivendrecht – P2/P-Bus”, the road runs down with an s-bend

  • At the T-junction with traffic lights, turn left at the Holterbergweg

  • Pass (under) the overpass and pedestrian bridge

  • At the traffic lights take turn ‘P bus’ (after white building Endemol immediate right)

  • After 25 meters you will see P-Bus on the left

Coaches: Purchase P-Bus Parking ticket HERE

TICKET COLLECTION

Please note that the ticket collection point is at the stadium and will be open and from 10am to 16:45 matchday. 

Ticket collection is to the north of the stadium near to the Strandvliet Metro Station.

This change is due to increased police patrols which require the collection point to be a sterile area after the stadium is opened.

Rangers supporters must only collect their own ticket and photo ID will be required for all ticket collections. Please note that this rule is being strictly adhered to and any supporter who does not collect their tickets will forfeit MyGers points and will not receive any refund.

ACCESS TO AWAY SECTION

You will enter the stadium at Entrance North K and your seats are in blocks 415, 416 and 417. Entrance K will open two hours prior to kick-off.

Please arrive as early as you can as entry procedures might take some time. The Amsterdam Police and Ajax may decide to put an extra ticket check in place in order to ensure a swift and secure ingress.

After this, a body search will take place by the stadium security staff. Sniffer dogs may be present to detect drugs or pyrotechnics. An electronic ticket check will be carried out at the turnstiles.

Ajax have confirmed that power banks will be permitted.

Turnstiles open at 16:45.

FLAGS

Flags are welcomed in the stadium. As always, please note that it is common policy and normal ground rules at football stadiums in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, that flags of an overtly religious/sectarian/political nature will not be permitted and may be confiscated. Please respect this request.

Please note that any flags greater than 1m by 1m will have to be fire retardant and proof will have to be shown.

Supporters are asked not to display flags and banners at the front of the supporter section to ensure that all fans can view the game.

Fans are also reminded of the strict fire certification policy that is in place and proof is required for flags greater than 1m x 1m.

Please note that pyrotechnic dogs will also be in place.

CASHLESS

Payments at concession stands can only be made with credit and debit cards. The contactless payment system increases swift and hygienic service.

OFFICIAL BAG POLICY

Please leave your bags in the bus, car or hotel. Bags larger than A4 size are not allowed in the stadium. There are no bag deposits available.

SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited in the entire stadium complex.

POST-MATCH

It is anticipated that Rangers supporters will be held in after the match.  Other away teams have been held in approx. 30 mins post match.

RECOMMENDED SUPPORTER AREA

Dam Square has been proposed by the police as a fan meeting point. From there you’ll need to get to nearby Centraal Station metro-station to the stadium.

Anyone without a ticket for the match is advised to stay in the city centre to watch the match on TV as there are no bars around the vicinity of the stadium.

However, all fans should avoid the pubs Monico, Hof van Holland and surrounding bars at Rembrandtplein as they will be occupied by Ajax fans.

Please continue to respect local amenities and cultures; placing flags or banners on local statues or historic monuments or architecture may offend local inhabitants.

You are advised to carry your passport for identification purposes if required.

Police will escort all fans at 4pm to a dedicated away supporter special train that will allow supporters access to the stadium.

Please note that public drinking is prohibited and there is a zero tolerance approach to pyrotechnics.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Rangers Supporters are reminded to be vigilant and aware of their personal safety at all times

The latest consular advise for traveling to the Netherlands can be found HERE

BRITISH CONSULATE

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

  • Police – 112

  • Ambulance – 112

  • Fire Brigade – 112

EVERYONE ANYONE

Rangers is proud to be a modern, diverse football club where people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities can unite to celebrate and support a common cause – our ground-breaking diversity and inclusion campaign ‘Everyone Anyone’.

Our Everyone Anyone campaign represents our core values and sends a clear message of inclusion, togetherness and zero-tolerance to all forms of discrimination – on and off the pitch.

We feel it is the responsibility of everyone associated with the club – fans, players, staff and the wider community – to help create a positive environment where our differences are celebrated, our shared bond is our love of Rangers and no one is excluded.

FANS CHARTER

  • Acting as an ambassador for Rangers at all times by being respectful, tolerant and inclusive

  • Raising awareness of the Everyone Anyone diversity and inclusion campaign

  • Appreciating that despite our many differences, we are all united in our support for Rangers

  • Respecting supporters and groups who share contrary views and beliefs

  • Acknowledging we should all feel safe, welcome and wanted at Rangers matches

  • Recognising the barriers people may experience because of their identity

  • Standing up and being an ally for those who experience discrimination

  • Rejecting pre-conceived stereotypes about Rangers fans, players and staff and their identities

  • Assisting Rangers to showcase our varied fanbase by setting a positive example at matches

  • Accepting there is no place in society for bigotry, racism, sectarianism or homophobia

  • Reporting discriminatory language and behaviour whenever I witness or experience it

  • Being aware of how my behaviour and language might impact on others

  • Understanding there will be sanctions for discrimination and anti-social behaviour


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