West Ham issue official statement on Freiburg clash

West Ham issue official statement on Freiburg clash

West Ham United are facing issues ahead of the Europa League last 16 first leg clash with Freiburg in Germany on Thursday night.

West Ham have already played Freiburg in Germany without Hammers fans being present.

That was because of a UEFA ban during the group stage of this season’s Europa League.

Now major disruption could impact the number of West Ham fans who are able to attend the rematch in the last 16.

It is being report that West Ham fans are facing travel chaos in Germany as train and airport strikes threaten to make a nightmare of the trip to Freiburg.

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The news will undoubtedly concern the 2,230 plus Hammers faithful who are heading out to Thursday night’s match.

Well now advice has been shared by the club.

West Ham have issued an official statement on the Freiburg clash as travel is hit by chaos.

The club has provided a detailed travel update in the official match preview for Freiburg.

And the Hammers hierarchy are keen for as many supporters as possible to see their travel advice so they leave “ample time” to make it out to the crucial clash.

Forget we’re all going on a European tour – this sounds like it will be going on a European chore for West Ham’s loyal away following.

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West Ham statement on travel for Freiburg:

The nearest airport is EuroAirport Basel Mulhouse Freiburg, to which flights are available from London’s Heathrow and Gatwick Airports, albeit prices have risen sharply due to the increased demand.

From the airport, you can take a Flixbus coach to Freiburg, which takes 55 minutes and costs £21.30.

Stadion am Wolfswinkel is situated in the north of the city.

The best way to get there is to take the Line 4 on the VAG (tram) from Freiburg Hbf and get off at the ‘Europa-Park Stadion’ stop, from where it is a ten-minute walk to the ground. Alternatively, take the S-Bahn 1 line from Freiburg Hbf to Freiburg Messe/Universität, from where it is a 15-minute walk to the ground.

Your match ticket entitles you to a free one-time return trip to the stadium from five hours before kick-off until the end of service.

Hammers fans urged to check all services

However, supporters should note that there is a strike planned by the German train drivers’ union which may disrupt long-distance Deutsche Bahn, regional and S-Bahn services from 2am CET on Thursday until 1pm CET on Friday.

Additionally, strike action by ground staff of German airline Lufthansa is expected to impact flights throughout the country and lead to cancellations during the same period.

Supporters travelling to Germany are urged to check all services in advance and allow ample time to reach Freiburg.

Further information on the public transport system in Germany and alternative travel options can be found online here.


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