On Friday, the city of Mönchengladbach imposed a temporary ban on glass, bottles and beverage cans for the explosive Rhenish derby between five-time German soccer champions Borussia and 1. FC Köln on April 16.
The measure was taken in consultation with the police.
The ban applies from 1:00 p.m. to 10:00 p.m. in the vicinity of the stadium. It is forbidden to carry, hand in or sell glasses, glass bottles and beverage cans there.
Residents who can identify themselves as such and who are on the way to their apartment or property are exempt from the ban. Employees of the public order office will check compliance with the ban