Rome on High Alert as Feyenoord Match Approaches

With the highly anticipated match between AS Roma and Feyenoord looming at the Olimpico Stadium tonight, Rome is on high alert with over a thousand law enforcement officers deployed across the city to ensure security and order.

Despite the ban on away fans, the Rome Police Department has put in place a comprehensive security plan to manage the potential arrival of Dutch supporters in the city. Over the past few days, more than 1000 law enforcement officers from various agencies, including the police, carabinieri, finance guard, and local police, have been mobilized to maintain public order and safety.

The focus of the security measures is on key areas and landmarks in the city, including iconic sites like the ‘Barcaccia’ fountain in Piazza di Spagna, which was targeted by Feyenoord fans in 2015. Additionally, popular gathering spots such as pubs and areas surrounding the stadium are under close surveillance.

Despite these preparations, there have been no reports of Feyenoord supporters arriving in the city thus far. However, law enforcement remains vigilant as kickoff approaches at 9:00 PM local time.

The deployment of such a significant number of law enforcement officers underscores the authorities’ commitment to ensuring the safety and security of residents and visitors during high-profile events like tonight’s Europa League playoff match.