Restrictions for patrons of CONCACAF Gold Cup at National Stadium

Friday, June 14, 2019

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KINGSTON, Jamaica —The police are advising patrons who will be attending theCONCACAFGold Cup matches, which will be held at the National Stadium on Monday, June 17, that there will be several restrictions.

The following items will not be allowed inside the National Stadium: Firearms, explosives, drugs, offensive weapons, walking stick-type umbrellas, flags with sharp poles /sticks, selfie sticks, cigarette, lighters, glass bottles, frozen water and beverages, large water coolers, aerosol sprays and firecrackers

Concessionaires are being advised to provide cups and ice when necessary to facilitate the serving of beverages to patrons, as the serving of beverages in sealed bottles is prohibited. Failures to adhere to stipulations outlined in the contracts of concessionaires/vendors will attract the necessary sanctions, the police said.

Meanwhile, no smoking will be allowed inside the venue and persons found in breach may be asked to leave the stadium. Also, walkways are to be kept clear at all times in cases of emergency.

Licensed firearm holders are being advised to make alternative arrangements for the safekeeping of their firearms, asno provisionswill be made at the venue or at the Stadium Police Station.

Traffic Changes – the following traffic changes will take effect:

Before the event: Arthur Wint Drive will be one way easterly towards the National Stadium. Motorists travelling from this direction will turn left on to Roosevelt Avenue, right on to Stanton Terrace, right on to Mountain View Avenue, right on to Arthur Wint Drive and into the car park.
Roosevelt Avenue and Stanton Terrace-Only vehicles with VIP passes will be allowed to enter Roosevelt Avenue towards the National Stadium. A similar check-point will at Latham Avenue/Roosevelt Avenue.

Mountain View Avenue /Arthur Wint Drive- Only patrons going to the National Stadium will be allowed to enter Arthur Wint Drive from Mountain View Avenue. There will be no through way along Arthur Wint Drive between gates E4 to the Bob Marley Statue at the intersection of Roosevelt Avenue. The area will be sterile and available only to pedestrian traffic.

VIP Entry

VVIPs, VIPs and other specified dignitaries will enter through gate E2 which is in front of Roosevelt Avenue.

IPL staff, media and production crews are recommended to use gate E10 and utilise the specially designated parking areas.

Patrons are asked to secure the relevant specialised parking passes before reaching the National Stadium to eliminate and/or reduce waiting to access parking areas.


All Jamaica urban Transit Company (JUTC) buses will enter from Mountain View Avenue on to Arthur Wint Drive and will veer right in the open area and set down patrons (specialized services provided by the JUTC will also occupy this area). These buses will be allowed to exit Arthur Wint Drive via Mountain View Avenue.

Residents from Stadium Gardens will be able to leave and enter the community by using Arthur WintDrive asaonewayeasterlyonly.

Thesituationwillremain.Notwithstanding, residents of the area, employees and emergency casestotheChildren'sHospitalwillbeallowedentry.

Arthur Wint Drive will be one way westerly from gate E4 towards Tom Redcam Avenue. Roosevelt Avenue will be one way northerly towards Stanton Terrace. Arthur Wint Drive from E5 will be one way east towards Mountain View Avenue.

Latham Avenue will be one way northwesterly towards Old Hope Road. Motorists travelling on North and Central Avenues towards Arthur Wint Drive will only be allowed to turn right on to Arthur Wint Drive. Emergency vehicles will use these roads to accesstheChildren'sHospital.
For about 45 minutes after the event,residents of Stadium Gardenswill be able to exit the community by turning left on to Arthur Wint Drive but will not be able to enter or re-enter the community.


No parking will be allowed on the following roads: Roosevelt Avenue, Arthur Wint Drive, Latham Avenue, Stanton Terrace and Mountain View Avenue.

Vehicles found in contravention will be towed. All parking must take place off the roadway. Motorists will be asked to position their vehicles facing the direction where the traffic will flow aftertheevent.

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