FIT ROBINS is back!
Posted: Saturday, May 15th 2021
Friday, March 6th 2020
City will celebrate 125 years at tomorrow's Sky Bet Championship match against Fulham (March 7th, KO 12.30pm) and there's lots for fans to get excited about.
With a club history display, a pitch side presentation of more than 40 former players and a range of fans activities, it'll be a day to remember in BS3.
Here’s your easy guide for what to expect at Ashton Gate:
ORDER OF EVENTS
9am - Bristol Sport Store open
9am - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines open until 10.30am)
10.30am - Fan Village open
10.30am - Turnstiles open
11.30am - Team announcements
11.45am - Warm-up
12.15pm - Pitchside presentation of former City players
12.30pm - Kick-off
1.15pm - Half-time
1.30pm - Second half begins
2.15pm - Full-time
4.45pm - Sports Bar showing England v Wales 6 Nations
The South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand all open for home supporters, including the Lansdown Upper tier and Family area.
The Atyeo Stand will predominantly host the Fulham supporters, while a small area will be open to City fans.
Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.
£12.50 City members tickets will be available for the game as well as £12.50 Mates Rates for friends and family members of Bristol City season card holders.
The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, call Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option one).
Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 9am until just after kick-off.
A special edition 125th anniversary programme will be available for this fixture, along with the traditional matchday programme. Keep an eye out in the usual selling points and secure both of these for just £5. Please note supporters are unable to buy one or the other, they are sold together.
CLUB HISTORY DISPLAY
Fans can view a match-worn City kit from our 1909 FA Cup final, one of Billy Wedlock’s England caps and a number of important items from throughout the club’s history.
The temporary display can be viewed from the South West concourse in the Bristol Sport Store windows – located between the Clubhouse and South Stand concourse (you must enter through the turnstiles and view from the concourse. Items will not be visible from within the store). The items will be on display from 10.30am and for a short period post-match.
The external matchday Fan Village offering includes fish and chips, burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as the bar, Boots and Balls, which is fitted with a new state-of-the-art speed pour system.
The Fan Village will be in operation from 10.30am, with a raft of food and drink on offer, with the drinks concessions offering a fully cashless option.
Antony Davies will be our guest DJ on The Stage playing classic tunes through the decades.
The Robins Foundation will also have a number of activities for the kids in the fan village and in the Upper Lansdown family area.
Make sure you pass by the South Concourse to check out the Museum display too!
Supporters are urged to take their seats in advance of kick off to see the special pitch-side events taking place. The Fan Village bars will close 20 minutes ahead of kick off.
FOOD & DRINK
Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, The Jolly Hog has a concession, as well as a new Mexican kiosk opening and Chicago Town Pizza being served in the Lansdown concourse. In the Dolman concourse there is the Ashton Gate Curry Bar, which offers supporters the finest quality curries, as we work with Holy Cow! Award Winning Sauces, offering a new curry of the week.
The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 9am with the 2019/20 replica kit and a range of leisurewear available, along with the special edition 125th anniversary shirts. Please note, once the 125 year shirts are sold out, no more will be ordered.
SUPPORTERS CLUB & TRUST BAR
Access to the Supporters Club and Trust Bar is via the Sports Bar & Pizzeria. Go through the main bar and up the stairs at the far end. The bar is on your left at the top of the stairs.
BABY CHANGING FACILITIES
Changing units are now installed in the following areas:
Ashton Gate Stadium asks supporters not to bring large rucksacks on matchdays, following advice from the National Counter Terrorism Office and Avon and Somerset Police.
Fans will still be able to bring smaller handbags into the stadium, although these will be subject to the usual search process.
An Ashton Gate spokesman said: “The searching process will always be subject to change and whilst there is no specific threat to any Sports Ground, we must ensure that we remain vigilant and the message to spectators is to ‘Be Alert not Alarmed’.
SAFETY AND SECURITY
As a reminder to Bristol City fans we would like to state that the use of smoke bombs, flares and pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited. Any of our supporters found in possession or setting off a pyrotechnic device (or such methods) will be subject of a minimum three year ban from Ashton Gate and any conviction at court will result in a football banning order for all grounds for three years.
If you see or hear any racist, homophobic or any other abuse please report it to our text line: 07770 736 047.
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