Newcastle vs AC Milan: Where and when will Italian fans march to St James Park

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The march will be part of the final Champions League group stage matchday for the two clubs.

After Paris St Germain and Borussia Dortmund fans marched through the streets of Newcastle ahead of Champions League group stage fixtures throughout this campaign, it is the turn of AC Milan's travelling faithful to make their presence known in the North East.

Previous marches have stopped traffic and caused the city centre to temporarily shut down, but what do we know about the march this time?

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Will AC Milan fans march through Newcastle?

Local police and council services believe so, although fan groups have not publicly announced plans to march to St James Park on Wednesday evening. Temporary road closures have been announced in addition to the regular matchday closures near the stadium.

Which roads have been closed in Newcastle for the football today?

Newcastle City Council has confirmed road closures will be in place to make way for a fan march from travelling supporters.

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Temporary road closures will impact Blackett Street, Leazes Park Road, Morden Street, Leazes Terrace, Percy Street and Terrace Place between 5pm and 6:15pm, although these are approximate times and are likely to depend on the actions of fans throughout the city.

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This is in addition to the regular matchday road closures will impact Strawberry Place, St James Street and Terrace Place. These will be in place between 5pm and 11pm.

How many AC Milan fans are in Newcastle for the Champions League fixture?

Newcastle United have three blocks of the Leazes End of St James Park allocated to away fans.

Estimates suggest around 1,500 to 2,000 fans are expected to have made the trip.

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