Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

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Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby footrush » May 8th, 2018, 12:54 pm

Anyone know if hand baggage is allowed into the ground ?.
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Postby Dundalk 1 » May 8th, 2018, 2:03 pm

footrush wrote:Anyone know if hand baggage is allowed into the ground ?.


This is part of the advice from the British Government for travelers to Bilbao for the weekend

At the match
access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks at various check points before getting to the stadium including body searches and after getting through the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early
anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium. Also, any banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium
flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or containers over 1/2 litre are not allowed in the stadium. Soft drinks and food are available inside the stadium
drinking in the streets, on the metro and in some areas of Spain is illegal, and you can be arrested for doing so
local police have advised that fans are not to take bags into the stadium
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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby footrush » May 8th, 2018, 2:09 pm

Dundalk 1 wrote:
footrush wrote:Anyone know if hand baggage is allowed into the ground ?.


This is part of the advice from the British Government for travelers to Bilbao for the weekend

At the match
access to the stadium can be slow. There will be ticket checks at various check points before getting to the stadium including body searches and after getting through the turnstiles. To avoid a last minute bottleneck you should get to the stadium early
anyone who is obviously drunk or bearing racist insignia will not be allowed into the stadium. Also, any banners bearing political slogans will not be permitted inside the stadium
flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops or containers over 1/2 litre are not allowed in the stadium. Soft drinks and food are available inside the stadium
drinking in the streets, on the metro and in some areas of Spain is illegal, and you can be arrested for doing so
local police have advised that fans are not to take bags into the stadium

All really useful thanks !. Will just have a carrier bag to pick up some programmes sure that will be ok !.
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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby Xanthippe » May 8th, 2018, 5:53 pm

Here is the information/advice from the Irish Embassy

Embassy of Ireland|Spain wrote:
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) Final Bilbao, May 2018
On Friday 11 May and Saturday 12 May, Bilbao will host the finals of the European Professional Club Rugby in the San Mamés Stadium. This page is intended as an advisory for Irish citizens who are travelling to Bilbao for these matches.

Know Before You Go: Travel Tips
    Get comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling and check what it covers.

    Travel with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which can be applied for through the HSE.

    Keep your passport in a safe place - carry your passport card on you or a photocopy of your passport (the Bilbao police will accept photocopies of passports as a form of ID).

    Fill in the emergency contact details option on your passport.

    Keep your valuables in a safe place.

    Keep one of your bank cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables and avoid carrying too many valuables with you.

    Beware of pick pockets in crowds, restaurants, cafés, on public transport, near ATMs and never leave your bag or belongings out of sight or unattended.

    Let people know where you are and make sure you know where your friends are.

    Travel well in advance to the stadium. Be aware that there will be extensive security checks when entering the stadium.

    Be mindful of the items which you are prohibited to enter the stadium with; some of these items include alcohol, flags, weapons, flares or fireworks and banners or symbols that could incite violence. Flags up to 1.0 x 1.2 meters in size, and flagpoles of flexible plastic of no more than 1.0 meter in length, are permitted.

    Be mindful of higher temperatures and exposure to the sun: stay hydrated with water and take breaks.

Security: general information
The local government is drawing up a helpful leaflet in English with recommendations for visitors and supporters, including information on public transport. There will be information points throughout the city and a visible police presence should citizens need assistance.

The Basque Police, Ertzaintza, are encouraging citizens to download their app, which provides useful tips and a list of police stations (in English). The app is called ‘Ertzaintza’ and can be downloaded from iTunes and the Google store.

You should exercise caution in large gatherings; be careful with your personal belongings, remain calm in crowds, respect the crowd restrictions at some locations and follow the instructions of the local authorities and the event organisers.

Please be aware that, while crime rates are low, pick pockets may target this event.

Information regarding the security situation in Spain more generally, including the threat of terrorism, can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Travel Advice for Spain.

You should also follow the Irish Embassy in Madrid on Twitter for travel alert updates.

Security: San Mamés stadium
The local government and the authorities are employing special measures to ensure public safety during the matches and throughout the weekend.

A large police and security presence will be encountered in and around the stadium, in the fan zone (a special segregated area a 30-minute walk or 15-minute metro or car journey from the stadium that has bars where fans can watch the match on large television screens), in the city centre and at the airport and train stations.

You should allow plenty of time for all travel, in particular to the stadium – it is advised supporters arrive 1.5 - 2 hours in advance of matches.

Some vehicle restrictions are likely to be in place in the city and in the area surrounding the stadium, and citizens are encouraged to travel to the stadium by public transport, metro, tram, bus or on foot.

You are advised not to take bags into the stadium, and to take good care of your valuables.

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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby footrush » May 8th, 2018, 7:04 pm

Xanthippe wrote:Here is the information/advice from the Irish Embassy

Embassy of Ireland|Spain wrote:
European Professional Club Rugby (EPCR) Final Bilbao, May 2018
On Friday 11 May and Saturday 12 May, Bilbao will host the finals of the European Professional Club Rugby in the San Mamés Stadium. This page is intended as an advisory for Irish citizens who are travelling to Bilbao for these matches.

Know Before You Go: Travel Tips
    Get comprehensive travel and medical insurance before travelling and check what it covers.

    Travel with your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) which can be applied for through the HSE.

    Keep your passport in a safe place - carry your passport card on you or a photocopy of your passport (the Bilbao police will accept photocopies of passports as a form of ID).

    Fill in the emergency contact details option on your passport.

    Keep your valuables in a safe place.

    Keep one of your bank cards and some cash separate from the rest of your valuables and avoid carrying too many valuables with you.

    Beware of pick pockets in crowds, restaurants, cafés, on public transport, near ATMs and never leave your bag or belongings out of sight or unattended.

    Let people know where you are and make sure you know where your friends are.

    Travel well in advance to the stadium. Be aware that there will be extensive security checks when entering the stadium.

    Be mindful of the items which you are prohibited to enter the stadium with; some of these items include alcohol, flags, weapons, flares or fireworks and banners or symbols that could incite violence. Flags up to 1.0 x 1.2 meters in size, and flagpoles of flexible plastic of no more than 1.0 meter in length, are permitted.

    Be mindful of higher temperatures and exposure to the sun: stay hydrated with water and take breaks.

Security: general information
The local government is drawing up a helpful leaflet in English with recommendations for visitors and supporters, including information on public transport. There will be information points throughout the city and a visible police presence should citizens need assistance.

The Basque Police, Ertzaintza, are encouraging citizens to download their app, which provides useful tips and a list of police stations (in English). The app is called ‘Ertzaintza’ and can be downloaded from iTunes and the Google store.

You should exercise caution in large gatherings; be careful with your personal belongings, remain calm in crowds, respect the crowd restrictions at some locations and follow the instructions of the local authorities and the event organisers.

Please be aware that, while crime rates are low, pick pockets may target this event.

Information regarding the security situation in Spain more generally, including the threat of terrorism, can be found on the Department of Foreign Affairs and Trade’s Travel Advice for Spain.

You should also follow the Irish Embassy in Madrid on Twitter for travel alert updates.

Security: San Mamés stadium
The local government and the authorities are employing special measures to ensure public safety during the matches and throughout the weekend.

A large police and security presence will be encountered in and around the stadium, in the fan zone (a special segregated area a 30-minute walk or 15-minute metro or car journey from the stadium that has bars where fans can watch the match on large television screens), in the city centre and at the airport and train stations.

You should allow plenty of time for all travel, in particular to the stadium – it is advised supporters arrive 1.5 - 2 hours in advance of matches.

Some vehicle restrictions are likely to be in place in the city and in the area surrounding the stadium, and citizens are encouraged to travel to the stadium by public transport, metro, tram, bus or on foot.

You are advised not to take bags into the stadium, and to take good care of your valuables.


Much appreciated thanks !.
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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby Eve » May 10th, 2018, 9:26 am

Olsc and embassy have confirmed on Twitter that ladies handbags and smaller bags are ok. The embassy mention a cloakroom for larger bags.
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Postby Scooby Shaggy Swerve » May 10th, 2018, 2:53 pm

Be mindful of the items which you are prohibited to enter the stadium with; some of these items include alcohol, flags, weapons, flares or fireworks and banners or symbols that could incite violence. Flags up to 1.0 x 1.2 meters in size, and flagpoles of flexible plastic of no more than 1.0 meter in length, are permitted.


Is the "REPEAL 8" I printed on the back of my Leinster shirt likely to incite violence?
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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby Hornet » May 10th, 2018, 4:19 pm

Scooby Shaggy Swerve wrote:
Be mindful of the items which you are prohibited to enter the stadium with; some of these items include alcohol, flags, weapons, flares or fireworks and banners or symbols that could incite violence. Flags up to 1.0 x 1.2 meters in size, and flagpoles of flexible plastic of no more than 1.0 meter in length, are permitted.


Is the "REPEAL 8" I printed on the back of my Leinster shirt likely to incite violence?


Probably think it's the name of a player.
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Re: Baggage policy San Mames stadium ?.

Postby domhnallj » May 10th, 2018, 6:00 pm

Hornet wrote:
Scooby Shaggy Swerve wrote:
Be mindful of the items which you are prohibited to enter the stadium with; some of these items include alcohol, flags, weapons, flares or fireworks and banners or symbols that could incite violence. Flags up to 1.0 x 1.2 meters in size, and flagpoles of flexible plastic of no more than 1.0 meter in length, are permitted.


Is the "REPEAL 8" I printed on the back of my Leinster shirt likely to incite violence?


Probably think it's the name of a player.


I assumed he was trying to have Jamie’s number retired.
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