‘ WELSH AND ENGLISH FANS DURING EUROS 2016 ‘
By Paul Corky Welsh Supporters Spokesman
Some parts No Segregation.
Friday 16th April 2016
Concerning away fans in or near home fans during the Euros for example in Lens where England fans will be in the Delacourt end and Welsh fans in the main English stand (trannin stand capacity 12,150)
So at all stadiums during the tournament be aware that fans are very likely to mix at stadiums.
The Delacourt stand is where the majority of Welsh supporters will be, but there will be just as many non Welsh fans in that stand, the same applies at the English end of the stadium…a bit like Fulham where they have a neutral end next to away fans…It faces the Trannin stand and houses the administrative offices of the club. The stand was rebuilt in 1996 and can house over 12,500 spectators we are expecting over 5,000 Welsh fans in that area.
Segregation is not something UEFA are keen on and most stadiums give access to most parts of the ground with Lens being the exception of having 4 separate stands…there is no segregation outside in the streets, on transport hubs etc. It is seen as a festival of football but be aware there will be heavy security and policing throughout the tournament, anyone looking to cause problems or trouble will be severely dealt with in France probably by the feared riot police and face repercussions on their return to their home countries.