Security Message for U.S. Citizens: Prague (Czech Republic), Soccer Match July 26

The U.S. Embassy informs U.S. citizens that a soccer match between Sparta Praha and Steaua Bukurest will take place Tuesday, July 26, 2016 at 8:00 p.m. at Generali Arena, Milady Horakove, Prague 7. The event is expected to draw approximately 20,000 fans. Czech police anticipate an increased potential for violence during this match and are planning accordingly. There will be a significant police presence in the vicinity of the stadium and traffic delays are likely to occur.

U.S. citizens should avoid this area while the match is being played. They should also be alert for confrontations between rival groups of fans and rowdy pre- and post-match celebrations.

Even events intended to be peaceful can turn confrontational and escalate into violence. You should avoid areas of unruly gatherings, and exercise caution if in the vicinity of any such events.

Source: OSAC