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Europa League Group Stage Matchday One
Atalanta v Everton
Mapei Stadium,
Citta del Tricolore, 
Reggio Emilia RE, Italy

Thursday 14 September 2017, kick-off local time 7pm (UK time 6pm).

The game has been relocated from the Atalanta home stadium of Stadio Atleti Azzurri in Bergamo due to stadium re-development. By road the stadiums are 190km apart.

Please note, there will be no collection facility at the Mapei Stadium, nor will duplicate tickets be issued. Fans should not have purchased tickets if they did not plan to travel.

If you have any ticketing enquiries prior to the game regarding your match ticket, please contact the Fan Centre and they will help you with your ticketing enquiry as you will need a valid match ticket for entry to the stadium. 

Fan Centre contact number is: 0151 556 1878. If calling from overseas, dial 0044 1515 556 1878.

Everton has been allocated the whole of the north stand (Tribuna Nord), dedicated entry gate is 9.

Travel Info: 

Plane

Official Club travel partner Thomas Cook are advertising Supporter Travel Packages, not including a match ticket. Further info please click here

Train

Reggio Emilia can be reached by high speed train from Milan in 1.25 hours, from Bologna in just over half an hour and Parma in just over 15 minutes.  

Given the early kick-off time other destinations might prove popular with supporters travelling in for the afternoon of the game. There are numerous local hotels available should supporters wish to travel direct to the town.

Matchday info:

Reggio Emilia municipality has organised a free shuttle bus service from Stazione Storica (historic rail station) and Stazione Alta Velocità (High Speed Rail Station) to transport Everton’s supporters to the stadium. The shuttle bus service starts at 2pm until kick-off at 7pm local time.

The meeting point for Everton’s fans is at Piazza Martiri 7 Luglio in Reggio Emilia (city centre).

Visiting supporters will find a refreshment zone in Piazzale Romano, located inthe parking area reserved for the visiting supporters (just outside the North End of Mapei Stadium). There, they can purchase sandwiches, chips, water and drinks (in plastic glasses).The zone will open at 3.45pm.

A free shuttle bus service will also be available from Piazzale Romano (visiting fans parking) to Piazza “Martiri 7 luglio” (in the city centre).

Free parking for Everton fans will be available at Piazzale Romano (just outside the North End of the Mapei Stadium).


Accessible info: 

There is no dedicated area in the away section but there is seating behind the team bench. The access point is in the South West corner and then down a walkway. There are accessible toilets at the top of this walkway, along the side of the pitch and into the disabled section. 

Helpful tips: 

We would like to ask all supporters to respect the residential town and surrounding areas of the stadium.

• For any foreign travel advice please visit: https://www.gov.uk/foreign-travel-advice/italy
• There is space for flags to be displayed.  
• Dialing code for UK is 0044.
• Please remember there will be no alcohol served at this stadium due to UEFA ruling. Including the large shopping complex under the East Stand.  
• The shopping area will be open on match day but without alcohol sales in bars and restaurants.
• Please be advised local police will be very focused on anti- social behaviour and counter terrorism. 

Turnstiles and Stadium Facilities: 


The away seating has the usual plastic bucket with backed seats, which are in good order with excellent row and seat numbering, so visiting fans should be able to find their seats with ease.

The North Stand is a dedicated away section with no segregation issues. The front area of the stand is not netted, there is however a ‘moat’ in front of the stand. The stand also has kiosk and male and female toilet facilities once inside the stadium. 

The stadium is approximately 2km from the town centre and at this time no public transport is available but is under consideration when numbers in the town are known. The stadium however is surrounded by car parks should you wish to rent a car.

On approach to the stadium, fans will be asked to enter a ticket check area staffed by stewards. Just after this is as search area. 

Everton Safety Announcement 


Everton Football Club does not condone the use of pyrotechnics under any circumstances. Any fan found using them will be subject to action by the Club and the Police.  Being convicted of using a pyrotechnic could also result in a jail sentence. As a Club, we will also impose an indefinite ban on anyone caught using pyrotechnics. 

As well as the risk of a ban or conviction, the devices have a serious effect on others, particularly those with breathing difficulties and the disabled who cannot easily get away from the smoke.

We have noticed an increase of persistent group “bouncing” and “throwing of items”, including beer and items being thrown into the air. This has happened at both home and away games.

Although it has only involved a small minority of fans, it has resulted in both the Club and the Police receiving complaints from supporters who have become soaked in beer or have been hit by items thrown. This is anti-social behaviour and people should not have to put up with this. As a consequence, both the Club, Merseyside Police and supporters’ groups have discussed how this should be addressed.

Firstly, both the Club and the Police want to make it clear that we want ALL our supporters to enjoy their day and we understand that this may include singing and an element of “bouncing” as a group.
 
However, a decision has been made that should home or away fans participate in the throwing of alcohol or any other items in any area of the stadium, they will be dealt with by Match Day Stewards with the full support of Merseyside Police Officers. This could culminate with an ejection from the ground or potentially an arrest, dependent on the specific circumstances.

This season, you will see more stewards and Police Officers on concourses, who will provide early advice should a situation look like it is getting out of control.

Please continue to enjoy the match but we ask that you also consider other supporters and how they will be affected by your behaviour and we ask for your support in this.

Thank you.

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