Club News

Supporter Information: Hibs (A)

16th February 2016

Fans travelling to Easter Road for tonight's Scottish Cup match should read the following information.

Hearts take on Hibs at Easter Road in tonight’s William Hill Scottish Cup fifth-round replay.

Kick-off is 7.45pm and Hearts’ allocation is sold out, so fans without a ticket should not travel to Easter Road.

In the event of a draw, extra time will be played with the further possibility of penalty kicks require, so supporters should take this into account when planning their travel home from the game.

Police Scotland will be in and around the stadium tonight and fans are reminded not to attempt to bring contraband items (alcohol, fireworks, pyrotechnics, etc) into Easter Road. Anyone caught trying to do so risks arrest and a football banning order.

Police Scotland Superintendent Lesley Clark said: "We are committed to ensuring the safety of everyone tonight, like every other day. I hope that those attending and supporting the match can enjoy it in a safe and responsible manner.

"We are continuing to follow positive lines of enquiry in relation to Operation Rebound, an ongoing specialist operation regarding football related disorder. We are committed to pursuing those intent on causing disorder and will respond robustly.

"Officers will again be assisting stewards in carrying out searches outside the ground to prevent illegal or prohibited items being brought in to the stadium."

Anyone with information that might assist officers with their ongoing inquiries can contact police on 101 or anonymously through the charity Crimestoppers on 0800 555 111.