The Public Security Police (PSP) issued a statement this Thursday regarding the security operation that will be mounted for the FC Porto celebrations. Sérgio Conceição’s team, let’s remember, will receive the champion’s trophy after the match against Estoril (Saturday, 6:00 p.m.) and then head to Avenida dos Aliados to celebrate with the fans.
The arrival of the bus with the players at Porto City Hall is scheduled for 10:30 p.m. and will take the following route: Estádio do Dragão; via Futebol Clube do Porto; Alameda das Antas; Avenida Fernão Magalhães; Carlos Malheiro Dias Street; Constitution Street; Sao Bras Street; Camões Street; Trinity Street; and Trinity Square.
It is also explained that access to Avenida dos Aliados will be through five access points (Dr. Ricardo Jorge Streets with Clube Fenianos, Filipa de Lencastre Square, Sampaio Bruno Street with Aliados Avenue, D. João I Square and Rua Guilherme Costa Carvalho and Rua do Bonjardim) and which will have the same rules of access to sports sites (prohibition of backpacks and bags). And that the security forces will be able to prevent entry when they consider that the maximum capacity has been reached.
Also note that the following entrances are closed to traffic from 4 p.m.:
– Praça da República with Rua do Almada (do not let Rua do Almada down);
– Rua Gonçalo Cristóvão with Viaduto Gonçalo Cristóvão (you have to go to the viaduct – there is a total traffic cut when the bus arrives);
– Rua do Almada and Rua Dr. Ricardo Jorge (forces you to go down Rua Dr. Ricardo Jorge);
– Rua de Ceuta and Rua da Picaria (this requires climbing towards Rua da Picaria);
– Rua do Almada and Rua Ramalho Ortigão (must go down Rua do Almada);
– Praça D. Filipe Lencastre with Rua do Almada (requires you to enter the Ceuta tunnel or walk up the square);
– Place Gomes Teixeira with Place Guilherme Gomes (it forces you to go to Place Gomes Teixeira);
– Mouzinho da Silveira Street and Almeida Garret Square (does not allow going to Avenida dos Aliados);
– Praça D. João I with Rua Sá da Bandeira (hinders the flow of traffic on Praça D. João I);
– Rua Formosa and Rua Sá da Bandeira (does not allow you to go to Rua Formosa or go down Rua de Sá da Bandeira);
– Rua Fernandes Tomás and Rua Sá da Bandeira (does not allow you to take Fernandes Tomás or go down Rua de Sá da Bandeira, forcing you to go up Rua de Sá da Bandeira);
– Rua Alferes Malheiro with Rua da Trindade (this forces you to go up Rua de Camões);
– Rua do Bonjardim and Rua Fernandes Tomás (forces traffic to follow towards Rua de Sá da Bandeira).