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Stadium booze ban for Chelsea clash

london-stadium-fansA strict ‘no alcohol ‘ policy will be imposed on fans outside the London Stadium at tomorrow night’s EFL match against Chelsea.

And the London Stadium operators have told fans to arrive early as incresed security will be operating for the biggest match yet seen at the club’s new home. Police will be deployed inside the ground.

A spokesperson for London Stadium partners West Ham United, E20 Stadium LLP and London Stadium 185 said: “There will be no pre-match alcohol sales from the mobile bars outside the Stadium, but bars will be open as normal inside the ground. All bottled alcoholic beverages will be decanted into plastic cups. Bars will close at the full-time whistle.

“All supporters have been asked to arrive early for Wednesday’s fixture to allow sufficient time for enhanced pre-entry security checks.

“Ahead of the game, home and away supporters will mix freely around the stadium island, however there will be post-match segregation.

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“There will be an appropriate and visible police presence outside London Stadium for the game against Chelsea, as there has been for every game this season.”

A Metropolitan Police Statement said: “The MPS has a tactical solution for matches being held at the London Stadium which will allow the safe deployment of officers into the stadium, if required, to deal with any crime or disorder.”

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