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Gate Guide: Derby County

All you need to know ahead of Wednesday night's Sky Bet Championship match against Derby County at Ashton Gate (February 12th, 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 opens

5pm - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines shut at 5pm)

5pm - Fan Village open

5.45pm - 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 all open for home supporters, including the Lansdown Upper tier and Family area.

The Atyeo Stand will host Derby County supporters.

Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.

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

A new-look programme is available this season, make sure you keep an eye out in the usual selling points to secure a Bristol City programme. Price £3.50.

GOING CASHLESS

Following the successful introduction of cashless outlets at the stadium towards the end of last year, we will be further extending the operation and introducing more cashless sales points across the stadium.

Cash will still be accepted in one of the South Stand concessions as well as one concession in the Upper tier. All external food and drink outlets will be cashless, however the Coffee Shop and Sports Store will take both.

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FAN VILLAGE

The external matchday Fan Village offering includes fish and chips, burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as the bar, Boots and Balls, which is 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.

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

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.

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be 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.

TRAVEL

Wednesday'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.