Crawley Town v Portsmouth: Traffic regulations changed

New traffic regulations are in place around a football stadium in West Sussex ahead of a key football game.

Police in Crawley said parking restrictions would be enforced around the Broadfield Stadium for Sunday's Crawley Town v Portsmouth match.

Extra police officers and staff will also be on duty to ensure the event runs smoothly and to offer reassurance to residents.

Alternative parking venues will be available at nearby business parks.

Sgt Darren Taylor said the new traffic regulations were being introduced for safety reasons and journeys should be planned in advance.

"We're aware that there may be some traffic problems as a result," he said.

Record attendance

The new restrictions affect the grass verges along the A23 near to the stadium and prohibit parking from the Pease Pottage M23 roundabout northwards to the junction with the Horsham Road (A2220) roundabout.

The order also prohibits waiting in the lay-by on the western side of the A23, around 350 yards south of the stadium.

"We want people to come and enjoy the match and are not anticipating any trouble on Sunday," Sgt Taylor added.

Crawley Town FC said it was expecting a record attendance.

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