Travel information for supporters: Ajax (A)

ByRochelle W. Stone

Sep 5, 2022

RANGERS travel to face Ajax on Wednesday and all traveling fans should read the following information.

AJAX V RANGERS

6:45 p.m. KICK-OFF (LOCAL TIME)

Wednesday, September 7, 2022

USEFUL INFORMATION

Please note that further information may become available closer to kick-off and check www.rangers.co.uk for the latest information regarding Ajax v Rangers.

STADIUM

HOW TO GET HERE

Public transport

The best way to get from Amsterdam city center to the stadium is by metro line 54. You will be escorted on dedicated metro trains to Strandvliet-ArenA for the stadium.

The Amsterdam Public Transport Service (GVB) no longer accepts cash when purchasing tram, bus or metro tickets in Amsterdam.

You can buy tickets by credit card (not American Express) on buses and trams or at payment points at main bus and tram stops, Amsterdam Central Station and Schiphol Airport. Further information can be found at GVB – Klantenservice | GVB

Conduct

The Arena is accessible by the A1, A2, A9 and A10 motorways. From the A2 (Utrecht – Amsterdam) take exit S211 (Ouderkerk a/d Amstel/Duivendrecht/Diemen).

Follow Amsterdam Zuidoost/Transferium signs to the end. Cars and buses can be parked at the P-Bus. From there, it’s a short walk to the stadium entrance and the metro station. You can park your car there during the day while driving to the city center.

Tickets for cars and buses can be purchased HERE.

The nearest disabled car park is at P1, but these places will be sold out. All other car parks in the vicinity of the stadium have disabled parking spaces and lifts. Ajax suggested you use P4/5.

Tickets can be purchased and paid for inside the car parks or ordered HERE.

Another possibility is to organize a drop-off with a taxi. In this case, supporters should use the taxi rank located at the northern end of the stadium (near Endemol Studios).

Cars: Buy a P-Bus parking ticket HERE

Directions to the bus parking lot (P bus)

From the A2 (motorway) towards Utrecht/Amsterdam:

  • Take exit 1, Ouderkerk a/d Amstel, then turn left at the traffic lights (the Johan Cruijff ArenA is in front of you)

  • Follow the two lanes on the right with the reference “Duivendrecht – P2/P-Bus”, the road descends with an S bend

  • At the T-junction with traffic lights, turn left onto Holterbergweg

  • Pass (under) the viaduct and the pedestrian bridge

  • At the traffic light take the ‘P bus’ turn (after Endemol white building immediately right)

  • After 25 meters you will see P-Bus on the left

Coaches: Buy a P-Bus parking ticket HERE

TICKET COLLECTION

Please note that the ticket collection point is at the stadium and will be open from 3 p.m. at 6 p.m. on Tuesday and of 10am at to start up on game day.

Rangers supporters must only collect your own ticket and photo ID will be required for all ticket collections.

Attention, this rule is strictly respected and any supporter who does not collect his tickets loses MyGers points and does not benefit from any reimbursement.

ACCESS TO THE OUTSIDE SECTION

You will enter the stadium through North Entrance K and your seats are in blocks 415, 416 and 417. Entrance K will open two hours before kick-off.

Please arrive as early as possible as entry procedures may take some time. Amsterdam Police and Ajax may decide to implement additional ticket screening to ensure fast and secure entry.

After that, a body search will be carried out by stadium security personnel. Sniffer dogs may be present to detect drugs or pyrotechnics. Electronic ticket checks will be carried out at the turnstiles.

Ajax have confirmed that power banks will be allowed.

The turnstiles open at 4:45 p.m.

FLAGS

Flags are welcome in the stadium. As always, please note that it is common policy and normal ground rules at football stadiums in the UK and elsewhere in Europe, that flags of an overtly religious/sectarian/political nature will not be permitted and may be confiscated. Please respect this request.

Please note that all flags larger than 1m by 1m will need to be flame retardant and proof will need to be presented.

WITHOUT MONEY

Payments at concession stands can only be made with credit and debit cards. The contactless payment system increases the speed and hygiene of the service.

OFFICIAL BAGS POLICY

Please leave your luggage in the bus, car or hotel. Bags larger than A4 are not permitted in the stadium. There are no bag depots available.

SMOKING

Smoking is prohibited throughout the stadium complex.

POST-MATCH

It is expected that Rangers supporters will be held back after the game. Other away teams took place in approx. 30 minutes after the game.

RECOMMENDED SUPPORTERS AREA

Dam Square was offered by the police as a meeting point for fans. From there, you will need to go to the Centraal Station metro station located near the stadium.

Anyone without a match ticket is advised to stay in the city center to watch the match on TV as there are no bars near the stadium.

However, all fans should avoid the Monico pubs, Hof van Holland and surrounding bars on Rembrandtplein as they will be busy with Ajax fans.

Please continue to respect local amenities and cultures; Placing flags or banners on statues or local historical or architectural monuments may offend local residents.

It is advisable to carry your passport for identification purposes if required.

The police will escort all supporters at 4 p.m. to a special away supporter train which will allow supporters access to the stadium.

SAFETY INFORMATION

Rangers supporters are reminded to be vigilant and aware of their personal safety at all times

The latest consular advice for traveling to the Netherlands can be found HERE

BRITISH CONSULATE

EMERGENCY NUMBERS

  • Police – 112

  • Ambulance – 112

  • Firefighters – 112

EVERYBODY

Rangers are proud to be a modern, diverse football club where people from all backgrounds, cultures and communities can come together to celebrate and support a common cause – our groundbreaking ‘Everyone’ diversity and inclusion campaign. .

Our Everybody, Everybody campaign represents our core values ​​and sends a clear message of inclusion, unity and zero tolerance to all forms of discrimination – on and off the pitch.

We believe it is the responsibility of everyone associated with the club – supporters, players, staff and the wider community – to help create a positive environment where our differences are celebrated, our common bond is our love of Rangers and no one is excluded.

FAN CHARTER

  • Act at all times as an ambassador for the Rangers by being respectful, tolerant and inclusive

  • Diversity and Inclusion Campaign Awareness Everyone, Everyone

  • Appreciating that despite our many differences, we are all united in our support for Rangers

  • Respect supporters and groups who share contrary opinions and beliefs

  • Recognizing that we should all feel safe, welcome and wanted at Rangers games

  • Recognize barriers people may face because of their identity

  • Stand up and be an ally for those who experience discrimination

  • Reject preconceived stereotypes about Rangers fans, players and staff and their identities

  • To help Rangers showcase our diverse fan base by setting a positive example at games

  • Accept that there is no place in society for bigotry, racism, bigotry or homophobia

  • Report discriminatory language and behavior whenever I witness or experience it

  • Being aware of the impact my behavior and language can have on others

  • Understand that there will be penalties for discrimination and anti-social behavior


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