homburg 1. FC Saarbrücken and FC Homburg fans are certainly not important friends. Even worse, the police are aware of the hostilities between the two camps. And that is precisely why the police are arming themselves – and not only with their colleagues from Saarland.
When FC Homburg meets 1. FC Saarbrücken in their home game on Wednesday, 30 March, the Homburg Waldstadion and its surroundings will be like a heavily guarded wing. Long before the match kicks off at 6pm, the police want to make sure everything is running smoothly in terms of traffic. Even when the confrontation ends, the barriers and controls remain. This was announced by police spokesman Stephane Lasota.
It is not just the parking situation that is in any way critical to a large-scale operation. Because the investigators are clear: fans meet here, who are not good to eat cherries. Lasota in his written message from the state police headquarters in Saarbrücken about the preparations: “Given the hostility of the current fans, the police will be there with strong forces.”
This is what the police are planning against rioting by football fans
This means that not only Saarland officials have to be on duty on this day. Reinforcements are expected from the neighboring state of Rhineland-Palatinate. And there are also colleagues from the Federal Police – they should focus primarily on their district.
Police officers use a drone to monitor the area from above with video cameras. Police spokesperson La Suta wrote that this serves to “protect the football event as well as spectators and non-participating third parties”. It is expected that the number of visitors to the stadium will reach 8000 visitors.
There is hardly any parking space near Waldstadion. Only those who previously obtained a permit to drive into the stadium will be allowed to pass. That’s why fans should use public transportation and arrive early. It is entirely possible to walk longer distances.
In addition to the ban due to the game, there is already a ban due to sewage works. This affects the Obere Allee between Germanenstrasse and Frankenstrasse. Performs conversion via Untere Allee.
Fine from the stadium against FC Homburg
Trouble with trailers can also be expensive. Just a few days ago, the Court of Sports in Regionalliga Südwest sentenced FCH to a fine. The club was fined €5,400 for, among other things, its fans setting off fireworks 14 times against SV Ilversberg on November 20 last year.