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Swans fans health warning over dizzyingly high Valencia stadium

By Rarken  |  Posted: September 11, 2013

The Mestalla - home of Valencia

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A HEALTH warning has had to be issued to Swans fans ahead of the game against Valencia - because they will be so high up.

The advice has been issued on the Swansea City website as tickets go on sale for the trip to Valencia.

It will be the club’s first match in the Europa League group stage and will take place at the Mestalla on Thursday, September 19.

The website states they have been issued 2,377 tickets for the game, all in the upper tier of one end of the stadium.

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“It is worth noting that in order to access your seat you will have to climb 19 flights of stairs – which equates to 152 steps,” says the website.

“There is no lift access to the area where Swans fans will be situated.

“Also, disabled supporters are advised to contact Valencia directly if they wish to purchase tickets. This is because the disabled section is at the opposite end of the stadium to where the Swans fans will be housed.

“With the away section situated very high up in the upper tier, we would like to inform supporters to monitor their situation if they suffer from vertigo or other height fears.

“Supporters who suffer from such conditions cannot be moved to another section of the stadium.”


It adds that the club will not be receiving any more tickets outside of their allocation.

“Therefore, any Swans fans trying to purchase tickets in the home sections of the Mestalla will end up being removed and ejected from the stadium.

“Supporters are also advised to arrive early because every individual will be searched prior to entering the stadium.”

Large flags will not be permitted inside the stadium. Some flags will be allowed in, but they have to carry a fire retardant tag.

For those supporters who have already departed for Spain, There will be a ticket collection point made available in Valencia for those fans who have already left for Spain.

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  • abertawejack  |  September 11 2013, 9:11PM

    On the return game Valencia fans will be able to watch this match from a gondola, with a massive TV screen, suspended high up from a bridge over the Tawe river, just outside the Liberty stadium. In return for their kind hospitality seating arrangements proffered to our old, disabled and infirm, Swansea City Football Team supporters. Furthermore 2,000 tickets will be on sale to them only, anyone sitting anywhere else will be thrown into the Tawe. Please don't be offended as we're not. Na just kidding here. respect, respect, respect.

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