A policing plan to avoid trouble at the big Huddersfield Town against Leeds United derby game this month has been unveiled.
And it will mean Town fans will find their access to cars and the route home restricted following the end of the lunchtime Category A match against their rivals on Saturday January 31.
The derby game which is always eagerly anticipated leads to a massive police presence in the town with more than 20,000 fans expected.
Huddersfield Town, Kirklees Stadium Development Ltd and West Yorkshire Police have agreed to implement a plan used in last season’s match.
They say that for a short time at the end of the game access to the south car park (St Andrew’s) and coach park via Stadium Way will be restricted.
The club says: “This exiting strategy has been used rarely but successfully in previous seasons for the safety of all spectators.
“Home fans can exit the ground at any time but are advised to exit via the north end of the site via the Revell Ward (Riverside) Stand as there will be control measures for accessing Stadium Way.
“Please note that this does not affect supporters leaving from the Kilner Bank South End.
“Clearly for those who are parking their vehicles on the St Andrew’s Road car park or to the south side of the John Smith’s Stadium there will be a short delay and we would ask fans to find an alternative route to leave the stadium.”