Heading to European Handball Championship in Split this Weekend? Listen Carefully

Daniela Rogulj

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We’re just over 48-hours to go until the European Handball Championship kicks off in Croatia! 

As most of you know, the highly anticipated European Handball Championship will kick off in Split this Friday at the Spaladium Arena. Croatia and Serbia will start things off on Friday at 20:30 in what spectators are calling the ‘match of the year’. 

Because the match is sold out, and because Spaladium is expected to be a madhouse over the weekend, the Split-Dalmatia County Police Administration has issued instructions for fans heading to Spaladium Arena. All fans must adhere to these rules and regulations during the European Handball Championship. Listen carefully. 

As part of the European Handball Championship in Split, from 12 to 16 January, Spaladium Arena will host handball matches of teams in Group A according to the organized schedule.

Citizens are informed that a special traffic regime will be established on the days of the match for routes towards Spaladium Arena.

From 15:00 to the end of the games, there will be a complete traffic block at the intersection of Zrinsko-Frankopanska and Put Supavla, at the junction of Put Supavla and the top of Put Supavla towards Spaladium Arena.

Due to the insufficient capacity of parking spaces around Spaladium Arena, we suggest that visitors park their cars in the area around Poljud stadium and at the NK Split stadium, all to avoid unnecessary crowds and to avoid the possibility of having your improperly parked vehicle towed. 

On the day of the match, the police will, following Article 79 of the Law on Police Affairs and Authorities, before, during, and after the games are finished, monitor the arena and all the approaching directions.

We inform the citizens that according to the Law on the prevention of disorder in sports competitions, the following is forbidden:

– entering with or attempting to enter with alcoholic beverages and drugs, and entering and staying in the sports facility under the influence,

– pyrotechnics, weapons and other objects that can cause injury or can be used to create riots and violence – there will be no lighting or throwing of pyrotechnic devices, as well as the ignition of other props,

– masking the face with a cap, scarf or other to conceal the identity,

– placing and marking transparencies, flags or other things with a text or image, a sign or other feature that expresses or incites hatred or violence by racial, national, regional or religious affiliation,

– songs or messages that contain or encourage hate or violence based on racial, national, regional or religious affiliation,

– attempted unlawful entry, that is, unauthorized entry into the competition area or in the viewing space, a space intended for judges or other persons participating in a sporting event,

– throwing items into the competition area,

– moving to a spot or viewing space for which there is no ticket or an appropriate document issued by the organizer,

We urge the citizens to respect the guidelines, warnings and orders of police officers in the arena and traffic so that the handball matches can go without incident.”

You can find Croatia’s full schedule for the tournament here

Translated from Gol.hr 



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