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🏟 Gate Guide: Blackpool

City kick-off their 2021/22 Sky Bet Championship season against newly-promoted Blackpool this Saturday (August 7th, 3pm KO).

The fixture will see supporters return to BS3 for the first competitive match 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...


The Lansdown, Dolman and South Stand will be open for home supporters, while the Atyeo Stand will host Blackpool fans.

Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.


Please note, matchday parking for Blackpool has now SOLD OUT.

For a list of unofficial pay-on-the-day parking, read the Getting to the Gate information pack.

For future matches, supporters can enquire about matchday parking by calling 0117 963 0600, weekdays 9am – 5pm. More details below:

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.

To reiterate, parking as listed above has SOLD OUT for Bristol City v Blackpool.


Tickets will be available to purchase on matchday for home supporters only via the following link

Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 10.30am until just after kick-off.

Supporter Services phonelines (call: 0117 963 0600) will be open from 10am-1pm for any matchday queries and sales.

Season Card holders have been issued new Season Cards for the 2021/22 season – these will be required at the turnstiles for entry.

Home match ticket holders have been issued print at home tickets. For speed of entry, supporters are advised to print their tickets as opposed to scanning them on their phones.



Robins TV is only available to international subscribers via an annual, monthly or matchday pass.

International subscribers - A Robins TV matchday pass includes a half-hour build-up show, featuring unique player and coach interviews.

In-game there’s full commentary with expert insight, replays, multi-camera angles and on-screen graphics while and post-match you will get all the analysis and first interviews with player/coach.

For supporters inside the UK, Ireland, Channel Islands and the Isle of Man, coverage is provided via a Live Audio Pass only (annual, monthly or matchday), from £2.50.

An audio stream will still be available on “Robins TV Listen Live” with commentary provided by BBC Radio Bristol

Choose your pass


City’s players are very much looking forward to welcoming supporters back to Ashton Gate for the start of the Sky Bet Championship season against Blackpool.

As we work through the return of crowds safely for supporters, players and staff, we have introduced the following post-match measures to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19.

Subject to suitable weather conditions, supporters can hand merchandise to stewards outside the Media Entrance off Ashton Road after the game and it will be placed on tables in a restricted area for the players to sign as they exit the stadium. The merchandise will then be handed back by stewards.

We would kindly ask that supporters do not request autographs inside the stadium, particularly around the tunnel area, while we would request socially-distanced only photographs.


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. 


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


We are now taking bookings for the new Independence Sports Bar.

We are proud to announce a fantastic new relationship with our neighbours at Bristol Beer factory and we have a range of their fantastic draught products for you to enjoy at Ashton Gate.

These brilliant new products can be found throughout the stadium and no more so than in our fabulously rebranded bar.

Alongside the great range of beers, at the Independence Bar you’ll find a refreshed new décor and a great new grill bar menu. 

The menu will have staple classics including burgers and ribs and will include seasonal changes giving you plenty of choice each time you visit the stadium.

As well as securing your table for a pre match meal, you will all also have the added benefit of returning to your table at half-time with the option to pre order your half-time refreshments.

Tables can be booked up to a maximum of 8 people and will require a £10 deposit per person to secure your table which will be deducted from your bill.

Book your table at the Independence Sports Bar


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.


50/50 Matchday Draw tickets will be on sale from 1pm – look out for our sellers based around the stadium.  

  • Payment for tickets can be made by card or cash!
  • Be in with a chance of winning up to £1000 during the half time interval at Bristol City's first home match of the 2021/22 season against Blackpool!!
  • All tickets are £1.00 and you can  purchase a Red, White or Black Ticket - or all three if you are feeling lucky!
  • The proceeds of the Matchday Draw are split 50/50, with 50% of the net proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other 50% going to the Robins Foundation, where it is invested back into the local community.
  • Every ticket purchased helps support the incredible community work carried out by City's official charity - Bristol City Robins Foundation.
  • The winning ticket number will be announced at half time on the pitch and announced on our social media platforms, so be sure to keep an eye out to find out if you're the winner.


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


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’.


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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