Wolves’ next stop on their European tour is Istanbul as Nuno Espirito Santo’s side take on Besiktas during matchday two of the Europa League group stages.
Almost one thousand supporters have bought tickets for the trip to Turkey this week, as Wolves look to get their first win of Group K at Vodafone Park during the 7.55pm (5.55pm UK time) kick-off on Thursday 3rd October.
Visiting Wolves supporters who have bought tickets to the Europa League clash with Besiktas are being reminded that they will need to collect their tickets from CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul before kick-off. Supporters must show valid photo ID that bears the name of the ticket owner.
British nationals need a visa to enter Turkey. It’s recommended that fans apply for an e-Visa online through the official Republic of Turkey e-Visa website at least 48 hours before travel at http://www.evisa.gov.tr/en. In case of technical problems at the Turkish port of entry, carry a printed copy of your e-Visa or keep an electronic copy on a smartphone or other device to show at immigration.
Tickets for the match must be collected from CVK Park Bosphorus Hotel Istanbul, Gumussuyu, İnonu Cd. No:8, 34437 Beyoglu/İstanbul, Turkey. Wolves ticket office staff will be in place at the collection point between 10am and 6pm on Thursday 3rd October. The hotel is short distance from Taksim Square and is also within walking distance of the stadium. A map of the collection point is included in the fan guide, found here.
Supporters will be required to show valid photo ID such as a passport or drivers’ licence when collecting tickets, and the ID must bear the name of the ticket owner. Tickets must be collected individually. Other ID or photocopies will not be accepted.
Voadafone Park is located slightly north-east of Istanbul city centre on the banks of the Bosporus next to Dolmabahce Palace, about a 15-minute walk from Taksim Square. Wolves supporters are advised to use Taksim Square as a fan zone area. There will be no formal fan zone set up, however there will be bars and restaurants that welcome Wolves supporters.
A police escort will accompany supporters walking from Taksim Square to the stadium at 5pm on the day of the game. Supporters are strongly advised to use this service. Wolves fans are advised to stay away from Besiktas fan areas and avoid displaying team colours.
Visiting supporters will be located in blocks 404, 405 and 406 in the North West area of the stadium, using entrances M1 to M5 to access this area. There is a long walkway down stairs to segregated outer area where eight turnstiles for visiting supporters are located.
Detailed away supporter information for the visit to Turkey, including the map of the ticket collection point, travelling to and around Istanbul, items prohibited at Vodafone Park, important contact details, as well as visa, currency and further travel advice, can be found here.
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