(ANSA) – ROME, JUN 16 – Tunnel with thermal cameras and metal detectors to access the stadium, two large screens in the heart of Rome and controls not only in the Olimpico area but also in the historic center. The safety plan developed by the Police Headquarters for the second match of the European football championships that will be played tonight in the capital has taken off. The gates of the Olimpico will open at 6 pm. 14 thousand spectators are expected for the match between Italy and Switzerland. Of these, around 3,600 will be Swiss. Services intensified already this morning in the historic center and in particular in the area of Piazza di Spagna where Turkish supporters flocked before the opening match on 11 June. Shuttle buses run from various points of the capital such as piazzale delle Canestre in Villa Borghese and piazza dei Cinquecento, in front of Termini station, to transport fans to the stadium. To access the sports facility, you will pass through tunnels equipped with thermal cameras positioned between the first ticket check and security checks. Also in operation metal detector. The measures also include a ban on the sale for take-out and transport in the area of the stadium of drinks and other foodstuffs in glass containers. And tonight it will be possible to watch the national team game from two large screens installed in the heart of the capital. One at the Football Village in Piazza del Popolo and the other at the Imperial Forums at Largo Corrado Ricci. Access will be controlled. In the fan zone of the Forums, a maximum of one thousand people will be able to access upon reservation, while Piazza del Popolo is divided into two hemicycles that will host a maximum of one thousand people each. Provided access gates, placeholders on the ground and thermoscanner. In the next few days there will be a new meeting to fine-tune the safety plan for the next match scheduled for Sunday afternoon against Wales. (HANDLE).
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