Local policing plans are well underway for when Port Vale visit Crewe Alexandra in the Sky Bet Football League 1 fixture on Saturday, November 23rd.
Superintendent Luke McDonnell, who is heading up the policing operation on the day, said:
“A large scale and robust policing operation will be in place for this fixture. Port Vale FC were given their maximum allocation of tickets, and these sold out very quickly.
We therefore ask any fans without tickets not to travel and similarly warn that if any supporter is found in the opposing ends of the stadium they are liable to be ejected.”
“All the pubs in the vicinity of the Stadium and in the Town Centre will be closed from 3pm until well after the game has ended, so there will be nowhere for any ticketless fans to stay and drink whilst the game is in progress.
We strongly advise that if you are a supporter without a ticket to the match, don′t travel to Crewe on the day.”
With Port Vale FC selling out of their full allocation of tickets for their visit to Crewe Alexandra, supporters are reminded that no tickets will be available for sale to away fans on the day of the game.
The local Inspector, Christian Watkins said:
“Historically, the local derby has always seen an increased attendance, which in turn sees a higher number of people visiting the town centre pubs and using local transport links, also a significant number of fans will travel to Crewe via local rail links.
It is imperative that supporters of both clubs can come to Crewe and enjoy the game, and that the actions of a minority don′t spoil the match day experience for the majority of well-behaved and law abiding supporters.
There are many residents that live within the vicinity of the Stadium who should be able to go about their day to day business unaffected, so it is vital that this fixture should not cause undue issues for them and the surrounding business communities.”
Supporters can follow the Cheshire Police dedicated Twitter account (@CreweAlexPolice) and the local policing channel (@CreweNPU) for up to date information on the run up to, and on the day of the game