- Title: Madrid hikes security ahead of Champions League final
- Date: 3rd June 2017
- Summary: MADRID, SPAIN (JUNE 3, 2017) (REUTERS) EXTERIOR OF REAL MADRID SANTIAGO BERNABEU STADIUM POLICE NEXT TO THE BERNABEU STADIUM VARIOUS OF POLICE HOLDING SUBMACHINE GUN VARIOUS OF SECURITY CHECKING THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE BERNABEU STADIUM WITH DOGS FAN CLAD IN REAL MADRID JERSEY WITH MOUNTED POLICE IN THE BACKGROUND VARIOUS OF ARMED POLICE IN THE SURROUNDINGS OF THE BERNABEU (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID FAN FROM ZARAGOZA, SPAIN, IGNACIO, SAYING: "I feel completely safe. As I told you, Spain is taking very effective security measures. We will be calm and enjoy the moment. We won't be thinking on any of those problems." (SOUNDBITE) (Spanish) REAL MADRID FAN FROM MADRID, CARMEN, SAYING: "I feel calm. I rely on the security we have and I'm very calm. We always come here to watch the finals and we are not afraid. We are calm." FANS CHANTING "LONG LIFE REAL MADRID" REAL MADRID FANS PASSING BY POLICE VANS MOUNTED POLICE AMONGST REAL MADRID FANS
- Embargoed: 17th June 2017 18:25
- Keywords: security fans Bernabeu Champions League Real Madrid
- Location: MADRID, SPAIN
- City: MADRID, SPAIN
- Country: Spain
- Topics: Soccer,Sport
- Reuters ID: LVA0016JQ48XZ
- Aspect Ratio: 16:9
- Story Text:Police were deployed on Saturday (June 3) in the vicinity of the Santiago Bernabeu stadium to protect the flocks of Real Madrid fans that are expected to flood the stadium to watch the Champions League final on big screens installed on the pitch.
In order to avoid security threats, trucks have been banned in some of the streets surrounding Cibeles fountain, traditional venue for Real Madrid fans, from 20:00 to 04:00 (18.00 GMT - 02.00 GMT).
Police will frisk fans attending the Bernabeu before allowing them to enter.
The final between Real Madrid and Juventus is due to start at 20:45 (18.45 GMT).
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