Fans urged to arrive early
20th November 2015
Supporters attending Saturday's Barclays Premier League game against AFC Bournemouth are advised to arrive early at the Liberty Stadium to meet additional security checks and to support tributes to the victims of last week's tragic events in Paris.
There will be increased security controls around the Liberty with random searches taking place at the turnstiles. Supporters are also asked to avoid bringing bags where possible.
A spokesman from the Stadium Management Company confirmed: "The stadium will be operating as normal and spectator safety will remain the top priority as is the case for every football game.
"We will continue to work closely with South Wales Police and there may be an increased police presence simply as a reassurance to supporters.''
Supporters are also asked to remain vigilant at all times and report any concerns to the nearest steward.
Before kick-off, both clubs will be demonstrating their solidarity and supports for the victims, friends and colleagues affected by events in Paris recently.
Supporters are asked to take their seats at least five minutes before kick-off as the French National Anthem, La Marseillaise, will be played ahead of all this weekend's Premier League matches as an act of remembrance.
The club will also feature the Tricolore and French striker Bafe Gomis on the cover of our matchday programme, while the players will wear black armbands and stand together for the playing of the anthem which will replace the traditional minute's silence or applause
The Swans have two French players with strong Paris links in Gomis and Frank Tabanou, while Andre Ayew spent eight years playing in the country.
Swans boss Garry Monk said: "Those guys will feel things a lot stronger than everyone else because it's their home country, but it's a worry for everyone because you're shocked by those kinds of scenes.
"They are worrying times, but I think Bafe and Franck are alright. I'm sure they will feel very proud, as well as humble, of the tributes because that solidarity and unity is important.''
The club would like to thank both sets of supporters in advance for their patience, understanding and cooperation in this matter.