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Gate Guide: Cardiff City

City host Cardiff City in the Severnside derby at Ashton Gate on Saturday, at the earlier kick-off time of 12noon.

Here’s a guide of what to expect if you’re heading to Ashton Gate.

ORDER OF EVENTS

09.00 - Coffee Shop & Store opens
09.00 - Supporter Services open (phones/online until 10am)
09.00 - Matchday Ticket Office opens
10.00 - Sports Bar & Pizzeria opens
10.00 - Turnstiles open
11.00 - Team announcements
11.20 - Team out to warm up
12.00 - Kick-off - City v Cardiff City
12.45 - Half-time interval
13.00 - Second half begins
13.45 - Full time
14.00 - Sky's Soccer Saturday in the Sports Bar
17.30 - West Ham United v Liverpool in the Sports Bar

STADIUM

The South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand will be open for home supporters, including the Family Area.

The Atyeo Stand will play host to the travelling Cardiff supporters. 

TICKETS

A crowd of 20,500, including 2,600 away supporters, is already guaranteed.

The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, call Supporter Services. Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 9am until kick-off.

The match is all-ticket for visiting supporters.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

SPECIAL OFFERS

A special Mexican breakfast menu will be available. The breakfast burritos cost £5, including smoken bacon, sausage, hash brown and a fried egg, served in a 12-inch tortilla.

The Burger Grill will also be serving breakfast baguettes.

PROGRAMMES

As well as the usual selling points, programmes will be available for purchase in S2, S3 and D1 concessions. WellRed costs £3.

PARKING & TRAVEL

AG1, AG2 and AG4 First Bus routes will be operating as normal.

For full information about Parking and Travel, click here.

SCOTT MURRAY'S GUIDE TO ASHTON GATE

SPORTS BAR & PIZZERIA

The new Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink outlets, while the Sports Bar & Pizzeria will also be open from 10am.

STORE

The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 9am.

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. There is a lift that takes you straight there as well.

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’.”

If larger bags are brought to the stadium, they will be subject to a thorough search, with a bag and tag procedure in place.