These are the extra security measures which will be in place for the Champions League final
It will be the biggest security operation undertaken in Cardiff, with extra officers being shipped in to help. The Champions League final on June 3 will be a huge undertaking for the city’s police who have warned there will be “significant” disruption for people living or working in Cardiff. Since Uefa said the final would be in Cardiff1, there have been devastating terror attacks across the world.
It means there will large security measures in place around Cardiff for the final. Fans who travelled to Euro 20162 will know the sort of measures expected, including frequent security searches and armed police on the streets.
A huge security fence was put in place for the Nato summit in 2014
In Cardiff, a security perimeter will be put in place around the Principality Stadium. Only those with tickets or valid accreditation will be allowed to access the areas next to the stadium on June 3.
Police keep watch near Cardiff Castle during the NATO Summit
There will be more police on streets and what’s been described as an “unprecedented” security operation with a focus on “hostile vehicle mitigation”. The FAW say that normal policing will be maintained and Neighbourhood Officers will continue their daily duties, patrolling the area protecting and reassuring local communities but that there will be more officers on the street.
Restrictions on water travel
There will be restrictions on water travel during the event
As part of the security measures restrictions will be placed on water travel along the River Taff and inside the Bay area. Organisers say they have spoken to all those affected.
There will be a large impact on roads, particularly the M4 and significant road closures across the city centre. There will also be an impact in Cardiff Bay because of the festival taking place there between June 1 and June 4.
Organisers have warned there will be “significant and unavoidable congestion at certain times”. They advise using public transport but say cycle parking will be impacted so people should not cycle on the day of the final.