Fans banned from 2 matches in Poland

Fans banned from 2 matches in Poland

Published May. 13, 2011 6:10 p.m. ET

Local authorities have banned all fans from two weekend soccer matches in a clampdown on stadium unrest in Poland.

Governors in Wroclaw and Lodz provinces say Friday they are barring fans from attending Slask Wroclaw against KGHM Zaglebie Lubin on Saturday and from Widzew Lodz against Zaglebie Lubin on Sunday, citing police concerns over security.

The Polish soccer association previously decided to ban visiting team fans from stadiums for the rest of the season.

Unrest last week caused damage to a stadium in Bydgoszcz after Legia Warsaw won the Poland Cup over Lech Poznan.


Poland's Prime Minister Donald Tusk has warned that Poland may not be able to co-host Euro 2012 with Ukraine unless stadium security is ensured.