The new rules fans will have to follow as they return to the Riverside Stadium for England fixtures against Austria and Romania

Fans will return to the Riverside Stadium this week as England face two friendly matches ahead of their Euro 2020 campaign – and there’s some important information for those attending.

Tuesday, 1st June 2021, 2:47 pm

Gareth Southgate’s side will face Austria (Wednesday, June 2) and Romania (Sunday, June 6) and tickets have sold out for both fixtures.

The attendance will be capped at 25 per cent due to Covid-19 restrictions and government guidelines.

Ahead of the match, Middlesbrough have released some important information for those with tickets.

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Riverside Stadium.


All spectators will need to complete a negative lateral flow test up to 48 hours before the match. The result must be uploaded via the NHS platform ahead of the match.

Everyone attending the match will need to take a test even if they have received a COVID-19 vaccination.

Lateral flow tests can be conducted via a home testing kit or local test centre. Details for finding a test and reporting the result are listed below:

Discretionary checks will be in place at the venue prior to entry and spectators will need to show their negative result either printed out or via a mobile phone, upon request. Primary school aged children and younger will not need to complete a lateral flow test.

Car parking

Matchday parking is available to book now . To avoid missing out and guarantee your car parking space, spectators are strongly advised to book in advance (£10 per vehicle).

All car park bookings are conducted via the online portal only – there will be no matchday cash sales.

Face coverings

Spectators are reminded that face coverings should be worn at all times while on the Riverside Stadium footprint.

Food and drink

A selection of takeaway hot food and hot/cold drinks will be available for spectators to purchase pre-match externally, around the perimeter of the Riverside. Please note that catering outlets will not be selling alcohol and there is no access to purchase food or drink once inside the stadium.

Spectators are permitted to bring water/soft drinks in 500ml bottles into the stadium and one small bag (no larger than A4). No tin cans will be permitted.

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