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2 January 2015

Police urge supporters to arrive early for Bolton.

  • Latics supporters advised to arrive early for the FA Cup 3rd Round clash with Bolton Wanderers, on Saturday January 3 2015, kick off 3.00pm.
  • Supporters who purchase tickets at the Macron Stadium may be suffer delays at turnstiles.
  • Bolton Wanderers have rigorous search policy to detect incendiary devices.
Greater Manchester Police and Wigan Athletic are advising supporters to arrive in good time when Latics make the short journey to the Macron Stadium to take on Bolton Wanderers in FA Cup 3rd Round tomorrow.

With Latics having sold out their initial allocation of 2,500, the ability to purchase on the day could result in delays at the turnstiles and supporters are being advised to allow plenty of time when arriving at the Macron Stadium for the match against Bolton.

They are also being advised that their behaviour will be reflected in the reputation of Wigan Athletic Football Club and that any offences related to the use or possession of flares or smoke bombs, or general anti-social behaviour,  could result in prosecution and/or sanctions imposed by the FA.

PC Ashley Keyte, Wigan Athletic Football Intelligence Officer, said: “We are working closely with both clubs to ensure that the safety of the vast majority of well-behaved supporters of both Wigan Athletic and Bolton Wanderers is the main priority, and that the day is not spoiled by the actions of a minority.”

“Bolton Wanderers have a robust search procedure in place to minimise the offences being committed with flares and smoke bombs in the stadium.

“Greater Manchester Police would seek banning orders on attending games involving Wigan Athletic on those found breaching the ground Regulations, at both away grounds and the DW Stadium.”

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