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Ipswich fans will not be served alcohol at Carrow Road during derby

PUBLISHED: 16:34 23 January 2019 | UPDATED: 20:17 23 January 2019

Kévin Bru of Ipswich Town and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. 
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16/05/2015

Kévin Bru of Ipswich Town and Wes Hoolahan of Norwich in action during the Sky Bet Championship match at Carrow Road, Norwich. Picture by Paul Chesterton/Focus Images Ltd +44 7904 640267 16/05/2015

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Ipswich Town fans will be subject to an alcohol ban at the East Anglian derby next month.

The club has warned supporters they will not be able to purchase alcohol at Carrow Road during the clash against Norwich on February 10.

They will also be subject to new security measures in regard to ticket sales.

Ipswich Town said the security measures include:

• One ticket per customer number

• The customer number used to purchase the ticket must be the person attending the match

• Tickets cannot be purchased and then given to somebody else for use on the day

• Photographic ID must be taken to the match and shown along with the match ticket when asked by officials

• Tickets must be kept on your person at all times inside and outside the stadium

• Supporters must arrive no later than 11.30am as safety checks take time

City’s chief operating officer Ben Kensell said: “We can confirm we will not be selling alcohol in the away concourse area for our game against Ipswich Town at Carrow Road on Sunday, February 10. This decision has been taken after full consultation with the Police and Ipswich Town and follows significant criminal damage and intimidation to kiosk staff working in the area at the corresponding fixture last year.

“It is of paramount importance to us that fans of both clubs can enjoy the latest East Anglian derby safely and we hope the match will be a credit to both clubs in this regard.”

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