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Ludogorets v Arsenal fixture information

Date: Tuesday 1 November 2016
Venue: National Stadium ‘Vasil Levski’, Sofia
Kick off time: 9:45pm (local time); 7:45pm (UK time)
Arsenal supporter meeting point: Saint Alexander Nevski Cathedral from 7:30pm local time

Passports and visas

  • You don’t need a visa to travel to Bulgaria if you have a British Citizen passport; but your passport should be valid for the duration of your stay in the country 
  • Carry a copy of your passport biodata page at all times; you’ll need this (and your match ticket) to gain entry to the stadium if you lose your passport, or have it stolen, contact the British Embassy on +359 (0)2 9339 222 or online to book an appointment to apply for an Emergency Travel Document
  • Remember to bring your European Health Insurance Card (EHIC)
  • Make sure you take out good travel insurance even if you’re only going for one night

Getting to National Stadium ‘Vasil Levski’

  • Vasil Levski National Stadium is located in the city centre; you can find a map showing the location of the stadium here
  • The stadium can be reached by bus, tram, trolleybus or metro; you can find full details of parking and public transport in Sofia here
  • Taxis are plentiful and cheap by UK standards; at Sofia airport you should use a taxi from OK Supertrans at the official rank by booking at their desk in the arrivals hall; check the tariffs on the window before getting in as they can vary considerably

 At the match

  • Arsenal fans are seated in blocks 43, 44 and 45 Sector G and should enter through turnstiles 23 and 24
  • The disabled entrance is through Gate 1 which is reachable from street level via a ramp; the disabled supporter spaces are pitch side and some way from the main Arsenal support
  • To avoid missing the start of the match, you should get to the stadium early
  • Anyone who is obviously drunk won’t be allowed into the stadium
  • Weapons, flares, fireworks, alcohol, cans, glass, bottle tops aren’t  allowed in the stadium
  • Arsenal supporters will be kept behind for up to 40 minutes after the match to allow the Ludogorets fans to disperse


Contact the British Embassy in Sofia in case of a consular emergency:

British Embassy Sofia, 9 Moskovska Street, Sofia 1000, Bulgaria
Tel: +359 (0)2 9339 222 (also for out of hours emergencies)
Office hours: Monday to Friday 9am to 5pm

For more information please the Embassy travel advice page:

Emergency services number
Public emergency line: 112

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