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🏟 Gate Guide: Middlesbrough

City host Middlesbrough on Saturday afternoon (February 19th) and here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3...

⏱ MATCHDAY TIMINGS

The game against Middlesbrough at Ashton Gate on Saturday offers an opportunity to show our appreciation for the Ashton Gate 8 and what they did for the club.

In recognition of the 40th anniversary of the historic events of February 1982, Peter Aitken, Julian Marshall, Geoff Merrick, David Rodgers, Gerry Sweeney and Trevor Tainton will attend with Chris Garland represented by son Adam and Jimmy Mann by club legend Tom Ritchie.

Fans are asked to head to their seats earlier than usual. 

  • By 2.40pm Fans to take their seats
  • 2.45pm Paul Cheesley introduced to crowd 
  • 2.46pm Showing on big screen of the recently unearthed video of THAT Jimmy Mann goal from 1979 against Nottingham Forest
  • From 2.45pm Surfer flag moves along South Stand from the corner with Lansdown Stand to the Section 82 corner
  • 2.47pm Paul Cheesley welcomes the Ashton Gate 8 to the centre circle* with images on the big screen 
  • 2.56pm City and Middlesbrough players line up
  • 2.57pm The Ashton Gate 8 leave the field 
  • 3pm Kick-off
  • On 8 minutes: 8:01 to 8:59 applause and a giant '8' card mosaic** in the Upper Dolman central three blocks

*In the event of adverse weather preventing the pitch parade, the Ashton Gate 8 will be welcomed on to the Heineken Lounge balcony. Timings will remain the same.

**Subject to weather conditions 

LEARN ABOUT THE ASHTON GATE 8

🏟 STADIUM

The Lansdown, Dolman and South Stand will be open for home supporters, while the Atyeo Stand will host Middlesbrough supporters.

Stadium-wide free WIFI is also available.

Supporters are advised to arrive at the ground early as extra security checks will be in place for Saturday afternoon's fixture.

If you see or hear any racist, homophobic or any other abuse around the stadium, please report it to our text line: 07770 736 047.

🅿️ PARKING

For a list of unofficial pay-on-the-day parking, read the Getting to the Gate information pack.

Parking on-site at Ashton Gate has SOLD OUT for this weekend's fixture.

Winterstoke Accessible (15 spaces only, numbered bays) - £20 per space
Wickes (unreserved) - £20 per space
Midas (unreserved) – £20 per space
Pattersons (unreserved) - £15 per space

🎟 TICKETS

Tickets will be available to purchase on matchday for home supporters only via the following link. Pay on the day will also be available from the matchday Ticket Office by the Atyeo Statue, which will be open from 10:30am. 

Supporter Services phonelines (0117 963 0600) will be open 10am-1pm for any matchday queries and sales. For speed of entry, supporters are advised to print their tickets or download them to a mobile phone to be scanned upon entry. 

Supporters can reserve a table pre-match at the Independence Bar, formerly the Sports Bar, by booking here.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

📺 ROBINS TV 

Saturday's Sky Bet Championship fixture is only available to overseas viewers.

The matchday stream will consist of a 30 minute pre-match show, multi-camera production, replays and analysis throughout. 

GET YOUR MATCH PASS

📸 ✍️POST-MATCH REQUESTS FOR AUTOGRAPHS AND PHOTOGRAPHS

As we continue to work through the return of crowds safely for supporters, players and staff, we have introduced the following post-match measures to minimise the risk of spreading Covid-19.

We would kindly ask that supporters do not request autographs or pictures both inside or outside the stadium, particularly around the tunnel area.

💳 CASHLESS

Following the successful introduction of cashless outlets at the stadium towards the end of the 2019/20 season, we will be further extending the operation and going cashless across the stadium. 

🍎 FREE FRUIT FOR KIDS

Young City fans will once again be able to enjoy free fruit on matchdays as part of our commitment to promote healthier lifestyles for children.

Initially launched in 2018, free fruit will once again be available from the Upper Lansdown kiosks for kids to be able to tuck into a healthy matchday snack.

MORE INFORMATION

🥧 FOOD & DRINK 

Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, food will be available for cashless purchase from all concessions.

🍻 INDEPENDENCE SPORTS BAR

We are now taking bookings for the new Independence Sports Bar.

We are proud to announce a fantastic new relationship with our neighbours at Bristol Beer factory and we have a range of their fantastic draught products for you to enjoy at Ashton Gate.

These brilliant new products can be found throughout the stadium and no more so than in our fabulously rebranded bar.

Alongside the great range of beers, at the Independence Bar you’ll find a refreshed new décor and a great new grill bar menu. 

The menu will have staple classics including burgers and ribs and will include seasonal changes giving you plenty of choice each time you visit the stadium.

As well as securing your table for a pre match meal, you will all also have the added benefit of returning to your table at half-time with the option to pre order your half-time refreshments.

Tables can be booked up to a maximum of 8 people and will require a £10 deposit per person to secure your table which will be deducted from your bill.

Book your table at the Independence Sports Bar

🛍 STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 9am-5pm.

The fitting rooms will be open in the Store, and will be wiped down after each use.

You can currently get 50% off Bristol City away shirts online and in the Bristol Sport Store.

🥇 ROBINS FOUNDATION MATCHDAY DRAW

50/50 Match Day Draw Tickets will be on sale from 10:30am – look out for our sellers based around the stadium.

  • Payment for tickets can be made by card or cash!
  • Be in with a chance of winning up to £1000 during the half time interval at Bristol City's home match of the2021/22 season against Cardiff City. 
  • All tickets are £1.00 and you can  purchase a Red, White or Black Ticket - or all three if you are feeling lucky! 
  • The proceeds of the Matchday Draw are split 50/50, with 50% of the net proceeds going to one lucky fan and the other 50% going to the Robins Foundation, where it is invested back into the local community.
  • Every ticket purchased helps support the incredible community work carried out by City's official charity - Bristol City Robins Foundation.
  • The winning ticket number will be announced at half time on the pitch and announced on our social media platforms, so be sure to keep an eye out to find out if you're the winner.

8️⃣ ASHTON GATE EIGHT SCRATCH CARDS

Ashton Gate Eight scratch cards will be on sale at the Bristol Sport Store for 9am. 

  • Payment for tickets can be made by cash. 
  • Every ticket purchased helps support the incredible community work carried out by City's official charity - Bristol City Robins Foundation.
  • Players must be aged 16 or over.
  • Closing date for the lottery is 31st August 2024 and prizes must be claimed within 30 days of the closing date.
  • All prizes over £10 can only be claimed by calling the Robins Foundation office on 0117 9630636 and further details in relation to prize claims will be outlined. The scratch cards will need to be presented when claiming prizes and all cards must be surrendered when claiming.
  • Prizes are subject to claim procedures and validation testing. Stolen, mutilated or defective tickets are void. All profits from the sales of this card are to be donated to the Bristol City Robins Foundation or any other good causes decided by the promotor.

🚌 TRAVEL

The latest 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 around the stadium, please report it to our text line: 07770 736 047.


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