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'No bag policy' in place at Aviva Stadium tonight for Uruguay game

Aviva Stadium
Aviva Stadium

Aviva Stadium Management will implement a new 'no bag policy' for Ireland's international friendly with Uruguay at the Aviva Stadium this evening.

Supporters travelling to the Aviva Stadium for the game have been advised to arrive at the grounds at least one hour ahead of the 6pm kick-off time to get through the stadium's heightened security checks.

In a statement on the FAI website, the Aviva Stadium's new security measures for Sunday's friendly include:

- Aviva Stadium Management are introducing a “No Bag Policy” to all events in the stadium.
- It is important that supporters do not bring any bags or rucksacks to the game.

- Searching procedures will be in place at all entry points and because of this it is advisable all supporters arrive a little earlier than normal.
- Extra safety and security measures will be in place at this fixture.

This is the third time in the last two years where the FAI have announced heightened security measures for an Ireland international.

The association conducted body and bag searches in the lead up to Ireland's Euro 2016 play-off with Bosnia in November 2015, as well as implementing increased security measures for the international friendlies with Slovakia and Switzerland in the wake of the 2016 Brussels bombings.