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Gate Guide: Aston Villa

Bristol City welcome Aston Villa to Ashton Gate, Friday, September 28th (kick-off 8pm).

Here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to Ashton Gate.

ORDER OF EVENTS

9am - Coffee Shop open
9am - Bristol Sport Store open
5pm - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines open 9am)
5pm - Sports Bar & Pizzeria open
5.30pm - Fan Village open
6.30pm - Turnstiles open
7pm - Team announcements
7.30pm - Warm-up
8.00pm - Kick-off
8.45pm - Half-time
9pm - Second half begins
9.45pm - Full time

STADIUM

The South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand will be open for home supporters, including the Landsdown Upper tier and Family area.

The Atyeo Stand is sold out will play host to Aston Villa fans.

Stadium wide free WIFI is also available.

TICKETS

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 5pm until just after kick-off.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

PROGRAMMES

As well as the usual selling points, programmes - which work exclusively with the new, free to download Bristol City app -  will be available for purchase in S2, S3 and D1 concessions. Price: £3.50.

FAN VILLAGE

The Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink on offer including the band Folk Lift Truck performing live, whilst the Sports Bar will open from 5pm.

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 9am.

HALF-TIME 

City supporters have a unique opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas, courtesy of Dunder - the club’s 2018/19 front of shirt sponsor.

To enter the half-time kicking challenge, retweet any #DunderChallenge posts before 5pm tomorrow (Thursday) and be in attendance at Friday night’s Sky Bet Championship clash with Aston Villa. The finalists will be notified by 7pm on Thursday.

For more information on the #DunderChallenge click here.

The winning 50/50 Matchday Draw tickets will also be announced at the break. Tickers are available for £1 and will be available for purchase ahead of kick-off. For more information, click here.

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.

RUCKSACKS

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.’

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