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Gate Guide: Middlesbrough

All you need to know ahead of City's clash against Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate Stadium (Saturday, 12.30pm KO).

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

ORDER OF EVENTS

9am - Bristol Sport Store open

10am - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines open from 10am)

10am - Sports Bar open

10am - Fan Village open

10.30am - Turnstiles open

11.30am - Team announcements

12.15pm - Warm-up

12.30pm - Kick-off

1.15pm - Half-time

1.30pm - Second half begins 

2.15pm - Full-time 

STADIUM

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

The Atyeo Stand will host Middlesbrough fans.

Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.

TICKETS

The match is pay on the day 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 10am until just after kick-off.

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PROGRAMMES

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

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
  • Heineken lounge disabled toilet
  • South / west corner disabled toilet next to A8
  • Coffee shop

FAN VILLAGE

The external matchday Fan Village will be in operation from 10am and has a new and improved offering which includes Fish & Chips, Burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as including a new bar, Boots and Balls - fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system. The drinks concessions offer a fully cashless option.

There will also be live music in the Fan Village, from 10.30am.

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

A special matchday offer will be available to season card holders ahead of Saturday’s Sky Bet Championship encounter with Middlesbrough.

In an offer that has proved extremely popular amongst supporters to date this season, pints will be available for £4 between 10.30-11.30am - just £3.60 for season card holders - giving fans the best opportunity to enjoy our widest ever range of food and beverage.

Dolman concession two will offer an Ashton Gate Curry Bar. This will give supporters the finest quality food with fresh ingredients and each matchday there will be a new curry packed full of flavour.

Due to the earlier kick-off time, the prices at the Curry Bar will be reduced to £4.50 on Saturday - a 30% discount - with each curry served with rice, while vegetarian and vegan options are available. Please note there will no further season card discount.

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 9am with the new 2019/20 replica kit and a range of leisurewear!

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

Sunday's travel information is available to view herePlease 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.'

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