Spanish police are set to carry out a huge security operation for the Champions League final – which includes banning alcohol in the fanzone from 5pm on the day of the match.
It is being estimated that more than 70,000 Liverpool and Tottenham supporters are set to make the trip to Madrid for the competition’s showpiece event on June 1.
In response authorities are preparing 4,700 officers for duty and the security measures being implemented ahead of the match at the Wanda Metropolitano stadium outstrip the procedures put in place for the Copa Libertadores final in December.
That final, between River Plate and Boca Juniors, was moved to Madrid after serious crowd trouble in Buenos Aires led the second leg to being postponed and saw around 4,000 officers placed on duty.
There will be three security cordons in place Madrid for Liverpool and Tottenham fans and an alcohol ban will be enforced from 5pm in the fanzone on the day of the match, report The Times . The fanzone will open at 10am and close at 6pm, two hours before kick-off.
Both clubs received an allocation of about 17,000 tickets but there will be thousands of supporters who travel without access to the stadium for the game.
Some police officers from Merseyside and the capital will also travel out to Madrid to look after proceedings.