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Gate Guide: Charlton Athletic

All you need to know ahead of City's Sky Bet Championship match with Charlton Athletic tonight (7.45pm KO).

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

ORDER OF EVENTS

9am - Bristol Sport Store open
5pm - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines shut at 5pm)
5pm - Sports Bar open
5pm - Fan Village open
6.15pm - Turnstiles open
6.45pm - Team announcements
7pm - Warm-up
7.45pm - Kick-off
8.30pm - Half-time
8.45pm - Second half begins
9.30pm - Full-time

STADIUM

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

The Atyeo Stand will host Charlton Athletic fans.

The stadium has recently had secure phone chargers installed in the Sports Bar, Lansdown Stand, South Stand and Dolman Stand which are £1 for 30mins.

TICKETS

The match is pay on the night 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 and will be available for purchase in S2, S3 and D1 concessions. Price: £3.50.

FAN VILLAGE

The external matchday Fan Village has a new and improved food and beverage offering which includes Fish & Chips, Burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as a new bar, Boots and Balls, which wis fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system. 

The Fan Village will be in operation from 5pm, with a raft of food and drink on offer, with the drinks concessions offering a fully cashless option.

The Cover Brothers will also be performing live in the Fan Village ahead of kick off.

Supporters are urged to take their seats in advance of kick off, with the Fan Village bars closing 15 minutes ahead of kick off.

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open all day, continuing once the match is underway.

FOOD & DRINK 

Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, The Jolly Hog has opened a concession, as well as a new Mexican kiosk opening and Chicago Town Pizza being served in the Lansdown concourse. In the Dolman concourse we see the return of 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. 

BABY CHANGING FACILITIES

Changing units are now installed in the following areas:

  • West stand concourse disabled toilet next to W10/11
  • West stand concourse ladies toilet next to W10/11
  • West stand 2nd floor, Lansdown restaurant disabled toilet at the VIP1 end
  • West stand 3rd floor, disabled toilet at the VIP1 end
  • West stand upper tier disabled toilets on each end of concourse have one unit per toilet
  • Heineken lounge disabled toilet
  • South / west corner disabled toilet next to A8
  • Coffee shop
  • Disabled toilet by Dolman lounges

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.

TRAVEL

Tuesday'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’.”