Cardiff City Football Club received the following message from Chief Inspector Richard Kirven of Humberside Police, with useful information for all City supporters travelling to Hull City’s KC Stadium for Saturday’s final League fixture of the season.
“On behalf of Humberside Police I would like to welcome all Cardiff City supporters to the city of Hull for the forthcoming fixture between Hull City and Cardiff City on Saturday 4th May 2013. I would also like to pass on my congratulations to Cardiff City on winning the Championship and securing promotion to the Premier League next season.
“The match on Saturday 4th May 2013 will be a great fixture involving two fantastic clubs – both of whom may yet be playing each other next year in the top flight. This would be a fitting finale for the passionate supporters of both clubs.
“The KC stadium at Hull is situated near to the city centre and I expect that on a bank holiday Saturday the city will be exceptionally busy with shoppers and supporters alike. I would advise that you ensure you plan your journey to arrive at the ground in good time.
“There will be Police Officers on duty in the city and at the stadium that will be able to assist supporters. Please feel free to speak to them or ask them any questions. There is limited parking around the stadium and a park and ride service operating from the outskirts of the city which stops at the stadium. For those travelling by rail, the railway station is a 20 minute walk from the stadium.
“The stadium turnstiles are likely to open at 11.15am and alcohol will be sold in the ground until kick-off time. I would kindly ask that those of you drinking on the day do so sensibly, as there will be a lot of families in attendance at this fixture and it is important that we have an enjoyable day for all.
“Following the final whistle both teams are likely to want to show their gratitude to supporters. To that end, if you’d like to be a part of these celebrations I would ask that you remain in your seat and not be tempted into entering the playing area.
“Humberside Police work closely with Hull City Football club to ensure everyone attending football matches can do so in a safe and enjoyable way. This is an exciting fixture at the end of a great season for both clubs and I anticipate a fantastic atmosphere. It is important that the football on the pitch remains the story and that the reputations of supporters and Clubs remain intact.”