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Gate Guide: Aston Villa

City conclude their pre-season friendlies on Saturday when they welcome Aston Villa to Ashton Gate in a 1pm kick-off (July 31st). 

The fixture will see supporters return to BS3 for the first time since March 7th 2020 and while the government has confirmed the relaxation of social distancing measures, there remains guidance in place as we acknowledge the rising number of Covid-19 cases. Click here for more information. 

Here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3...

STADIUM

The Dolman and lower Lansdown Stand will be open for home supporters, while the Atyeo Stand will host 1,000 Aston Villa supporters.

Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.

PARKING

Aston Villa matchday parking is now available (over the phone only) on 0117 963 0600, weekdays 9am – 5pm.

Winterstoke Accessible (15 spaces only, numbered bays) - £20 per space
Wickes (unreserved) - £20 per space
Midas (unreserved) – £20 per space
Pattersons (unreserved) - £15 per space

All car parks are open from 11am.

TICKETS

The match is pay on day to home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, buy online here

Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 10am until just after kick-off.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

ROBINS TV

Supporters unable to make the game in person can watch on Robins TV.

Those who purchased a three-match pre-season pass (Celtic, Portsmouth and MK Dons), or are an annual or monthly international subscriber, will be able to view for free. 

When logged into Robins TV, the system will register you have the correct entitlement to view so the stream will begin once you select ‘watch live’. 

Alternatively, solo matchday passes will also be available for £10.

GOING CASHLESS

Following the successful introduction of cashless outlets at the stadium towards the end of the 2019/20 season, we will be further extending the operation and going cashless across the stadium. 

FOOD & DRINK 

Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, food will be available for cashless purchase from all concessions. 

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 9am-5pm. 

The fitting rooms will be open in the Store, and will be wiped down after each use. 

TRAVEL

Saturday's travel information is available to view here. Please keep checking local and public transport sites for full up to date information.

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’.

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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