Montrose FC has issued a plea for understanding from local residents as the club braces itself for an expected turnout of more than 3,000 fans at Links Park on Saturday.
The Gable Endies say they have done everything possible to minimise disruption around their Scottish Cup fourth round match against Dundee United.
However, the town is certain to be packed with home and away supporters and bosses hope locals will rally behind their side — on and off the field.
Club chairman John Crawford said: “This is obviously a much bigger crowd than normal and as we expect a lot of people to travel by car, the streets in and around the ground are set to be extremely busy in the built up to kick off at 3pm and after the match at 5pm.”
Segregation will be in place, meaning Montrose fans will enter Links Park by the usual turnstiles on Wellington Street, with the Dundee United support using the away turnstiles in Union Row.
Bus companies have been advised to park in the mid-Links area, allowing fans access to the away turnstiles via Union Street.
Both car parks at Links Park will be for players and officials only and supporters are being asked to consider parking a bit further from the ground than normal to ease congestion.
Mr Crawford added: “Our fans and the whole of the local community have provided us with great support in recent years and this big game is just another reward for what we have collectively achieved since Stewart Petrie arrived as manager back in December 2016.
“I can only apologise in advance to local residents for any inconvenience this will cause on Saturday but hope they understand the situation and appreciate we have done all we can to minimise the impact.”
The match is an all ticket affair. Montrose fans can get theirs from the club office at Links Park, each day from 10am to 4pm.
Tickets will also be on sale at the stadium in the Willie Johnston Lounge on Tuesday and Thursday from 6pm to 8pm.
Tickets for the Bryan Keith Stand are £20 for adults and £10 for concessions. Terrace tickets are £18 for adults and £9 for concessions.