Game is all-ticket with road and rail advice for last match of the season
Town fans are reminded that Sunday’s game against Leeds is an all-ticket match.
Leeds have sold their 4000 ticket allocation for the 12.30pm kick-off, with supporters advised to get to the stadium early.
Access for vehicles to Portman Road will be restricted before and during the match and closed for a short period of time after the game. Availability of spaces at the Portman Road car park will be greatly reduced.
Road closures will be in place at various times on Portman Road and on Princes Street at the junctions of Civic Drive, Chancery Road, Chalon Street, Russell Road, Commercial Road, West End Road, Ranelagh Road and Burrell Road and St Nicholas Street. These will remain in place for a short while after the game has ended.
Bag searches will be taking place for the safety of all supporters at the match. Fans should also be aware that they may be asked to produce tickets prior to reaching the ground to ensure that they are directed to the correct entry points.
Supporters who sit in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand and enter via Turnstiles 1 - 9 will only be able to enter Portman Road from the Princes Street direction. Those Town fans that use the Hall of Fame/ D Block area of the Cobbold Stand will need to enter Portman Road from the Handford Road direction.
Post match, supporters seated in the Sir Alf Ramsey Stand will have the option to exit the stadium via the main drive into Constantine Road, or via the practice pitch into Sir Alf Ramsey Way. The exit into Portman Road will be open for supporters who still wish to exit that way. In this case supporters will have to turn right into Portman Road towards Princes Street.
Chief Inspector Simon Mills, who will be overseeing the police operation on the day, said: “There will be a high profile police presence to ensure all supporters arrive and leave the ground safely.
“I would also stress to fans from Leeds that if you do not have a ticket for the game please do not travel with the expectation of getting into the ground as you will face disappointment.
“We know that the vast majority of fans attending will be there to enjoy the game and we will be there to welcome them. Officers will be approachable and are there to ensure the safety of those attending the game and members of the public wishing to go about their normal business.
“We will not tolerate however any anti-social behaviour, violence, racial chanting, mindless vandalism or any alcohol-fuelled disorder from either set of fans.”
Supporters travelling by rail to the game should note that there is long time planned engineering work between Ipswich and Woodbridge so those coming in from Lowestoft/Halesworth/Saxmundham/Woodbridge will be switched to a bus service at Woodbridge into Ipswich. Buses replace trains on the whole of the Felixstowe to Ipswich route, with extra buses in place to cater for the football traffic.