Millwall urge ticket-less fans not to travel to Tottenham

MILLWALL are advising fans who don’t have tickets not to travel to the FA Cup quarter-final against Tottenham Hotspur.

The tie is sold out, with Millwall clearing their entire allocation of 3,681.

Police have categorised the last-eight clash as ‘high risk’. The clubs held security talks this week and there are fears some supporters without tickets could travel to north London on Sunday.

White Hart Lane will open at 12pm for the 2pm kick-off, and Millwall are also advising fans to get to the stadium early. There are disruptions around the ground, with construction work continuing on Spurs’ new stadium on a site adjacent to their 118-year-old home.

Lions boss Neil Harris this week expressed his hope that the tie would pass off peacefully.

“You want to paint yourself in the right light as a club,” he said. “It's a competition that has been good to us this year. We want the focus to be on on-pitch activities.

“White Hart Lane is a football cathedral with a good, passionate crowd. It's the last game at the Lane in the cup… Millwall in town with 4,000 fans. It's going to be an electric atmosphere, one we should all embrace and look forward to.

“Our fans are going to travel in numbers and I want them to enjoy themselves and enjoy an FA Cup quarter-final occasion, support the team.

“We could have sold it three or four times over because they're proud of the players they see at the moment.”

Millwall have released information concerning travel to Tottenham and queuing procedures, among other advice. On their official website the club said: “Supporters without tickets are advised not to travel as there will be no access to the stadium in any areas.

“Despite extensive ongoing building works and subsequent diversions around Spurs' home, Lions fans should not encounter any difficulty in accessing the stadium. There is a dedicated queuing procedure outside the ground for visiting supporters entering the turnstiles that will be in operation on the day.

“Millwall supporters should use Park Lane/High Road junction by the Club Megastore for their seats in the South Stand upper or lower tier, where they will then be directed by staff to the relevant queue. Access is also clearly noted by tall banners for the relevant tier of the stadium.

“White Hart Lane will open at midday and fans are advised to arrive as early as possible and travel light. Because of the aforementioned construction work there are no longer any 'left luggage' facilities at the stadium. Standard stringent security checks will be in place which are not reduced should queues build up.

“Turnstiles opening two hours before kick-off will allow plenty of time for fans to enter the stadium. Tottenham are not able to upgrade any concessionary tickets from junior/senior to adult tickets on the day and tickets are also strictly non-transferable.

“The Elmhurst Pub, around half a mile from White Hart Lane, will permit entry of away fans but, especially in light of the standard security checks, Millwall advises its supporters to travel straight to the ground so they can enter the stadium promptly and safely.

“There is some transport disruption taking place due to railway engineering works on matchday, including a closure of the London Overground services between Shadwell and Highbury & Islington and the Abellio Greater Anglia services locally to the stadium through Northumberland Park and Tottenham Hale.”

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John Kelly


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