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Ed Lewis


Posted Friday, November 9th 2018

Gate Guide: Preston North End

City welcome Preston North End to Ashton Gate tomorrow in the club's final outing ahead of the international break (Saturday, 3pm).

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

Please note, the match falls on the weekend of remembrance, 100 years since the end of the First World War. Fans are asked to take to their seats early so as to observe a special reading and minute's silence ahead of kick-off. There will also be a presentation at half-time.


10am - Bristol Sport Store open
10am - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines open from 10am)
11am - Sports Bar & Pizzeria open
12pm - Fan Village open
1pm - Turnstiles open
2pm - Team announcements
2.45pm - Warm-up
2.55pm - Minute's silence and Last Post to be played
3pm - Kick-off
3.45pm - Half-time.
4pm - Second-half begins
4.45pm - Full time


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

The Atyeo Stand will play host to Preston North End fans.

Stadium wide free WIFI is also available.


The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, call Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option one).

Please note that we expect phone line to be extremely busy on the day, so please buy online where you can.

Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 10am until just after kick-off.



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.


The Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink on offer including a band performing live pre-match, whilst the Sports Bar will open from 11am.


The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open from 10am.


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.


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’.”


Buy a pint of Maltsmith IPA on the concourse and have a chance to win 2 x hospitality tickets in Heineken’s Box for Bristol City v Norwich City on Saturday, December 15th, 5.30pm kick-off. 


For more information regarding traveling to BS3, click here.