Liverpool Football Club have released the following information for fans travelling to Italy for the Europa League fixture with Udinese on December 6.
Passports and visa
No visa is required for travel from UK on a British passport.
Remember your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC) but also take out travel insurance, even if you are only going for one night - it could save you a lot of money if you get into difficulties.
In Italy it is obligatory to carry an ID document at all times. You will need your passport for entry into the stadium for ticket identification purposes.
Be careful not to lose your passport as you will need to travel to Milan for an emergency travel document. Please be aware the day following the match (07/12/2012) is a public holiday in Milan (NOT the rest of Italy), which is then followed by the weekend. If you lose your passport at the match you will, therefore, be unable to obtain an emergency travel document until the following Monday, December 10.
Getting to the stadium
Bus tickets cost 1.10 Euro and are obtainable at newsagents, certain bars and automatic machines outside the railway station. They must be franked in the machine when you board the bus. The ticket is valid for 60 minutes in case you need to change bus or the duration of the single trip.
When travelling to the stadium, there are buses (the home club have indicated they will mark the coaches up with 'LFC Supporters only') from opposite the railway station that go to the stadium direct and take from 20 to 30 minutes.
Buses will be running post-match from the stadium back to Udine railway station, which is a free service
At the match
Large amounts of coins and belts with big buckles, plus heavy cigarette lights are not permitted into the stadium. Supporters should consult their club regarding banners/flags.
Visiting fans are requested to arrive at the stadium in good time as entry/security procedures may take some time to complete. At the end of the game they will be asked to remain in the stadium to allow the home supporters' area to be cleared.
Italian government has a zero tolerance policy regarding acts of hooliganism both inside and outside the stadiums.
Beware of pickpockets and bag snatchers at airports, railway station (Stazione Ferroviaria), around the town centre and when using public transport. Only carry what you need, leave spare cash and valuables in hotel safety deposits.
If travelling in a car, remember to always lock the vehicle and never leave valuables inside. Hire cars and foreign registered vehicles are more of a target.
Relevant British Embassy/Consulate address and telephone numbers
Udine railway station will have buses outside to take supporters to the stadium, which takes approximately 20 minutes.
It is important when arriving at the Friuli stadium that you do carry your passport or a full colour copy.
The last train from the station back to Venice is 10.07pm.
The Liverpool section is accessed by turnstiles which are numbers 15 and 16.
Stewarding at the stadium will be private security supported by the police. Ticket checks and searching will be undertaken by the security/stewards and supported by the police.
All match tickets will be subject to access control readers and it has been indicated that the police may ask for your passport for inspection.
The police have confirmed any supporters arriving at the stadium drunk will be refused entry and in some cases could lead to arrest.
The section of the stadium Liverpool fans will be located is the old part of the stadium with limited welfare.
After passing through the turnstiles, you go into an outer ground floor, open concourse, which is served by two catering units and two gents toilet blocks of a good standard and one small ladies toilet block.
The stand is old with an external concourse only, with poor lighting. The floor surfaces are safe and the seated terraces are served by external concrete stairs.
The seated terrace is in reasonable condition, but there is no roof on this stand so Liverpool fans will be exposed to all weather conditions.
With this game being played in December, it is likely to be very cold and could have snow or rain. Please ensure you dress with warm and waterproof clothing.
The seats are a fixed plastic bucket seat.
The home club have indicated that they will provide some external English signage at the Liverpool section.
Segregation is provided by side metal fence 1.8m high with infill polyflex sheets. There is also a moat in front of all stands with a fence line which does have some obstructed views.
Wheelchair disabled fans will be housed in the side of the main stand with wheelchair users in the home section. The platform is raised and a good standard with PA seats behind. There are limited welfare facilities and two toilet units only.
All banners and flags will be inspected before they are allowed in.
There is medical provision located near the Liverpool section. If you need these services see the nearest steward.
It is intended to take some LFC travel stewards to this game to work outside the turnstiles to help our supporters on entry and to provide good advice when necessary. LFC stewards have no role or control in running the stadium but they are there for support only.