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Gate Guide: Middlesbrough (including Bus times)

City play host Middlesbrough in the Sky Bet Championship at Ashton Gate on Saturday evening (5.30pm) in front of the Sky cameras.

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

ORDER OF EVENTS

09.00 - Coffee Shop & Store opens
12.00 - Sports Bar & Pizzeria opens
12.30 - Supporter Services open (phones/online until 3.30pm)
12.30 - Matchday ticket office opens
12.30 - Chelsea v Newcastle United in the Sports Bar
15.00 - Soccer Saturday in the Sports Bar
15.30 - Turnstiles open
16.30 - Team announcements
16.45 - Team out to warm up
17.30 - Kick-off - City v Middlesbrough
18.15 - Half-time interval
18.30 - Second half begins
19.15 - Full time

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 Boro supporters. 

TICKETS

A crowd of 18,000-plus in guaranteed, including around 900 away supporters.

The club's quid-a-kid offer is in place for this game.

The match will be 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 12.30pm until kick-off.

The match is all-ticket for visiting supporters.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

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

There are altered times for AG1 and AG2 tomorrow, with full details below.

AG1 - 5.30pm kick-off

AG2 - 5.30pm kick-off

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 midday.

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.

They will be holding their AGM at 3pm.

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.