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Gate Guide: Reading

All you need to know ahead of tomorrow's Sky Bet Championship match with Reading at Ashton Gate (Good Friday, 12noon KO).

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

ORDER OF EVENTS

9am - Bristol Sport Store open
9am - Matchday Ticket Office open (phone lines shut at 10am)
10am - Sports Bar open
10am - Fan Village open
10am - Turnstiles open
11am - Team announcements
12pm - Kick-off
12.45pm - Half-time
1pm - Second half begins
1.45pm - Full-time

STADIUM

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

The Atyeo Stand will host Reading fans.

The stadium has recently had secure phone chargers installed in the Sports Bar, Lansdown Stand, South Stand and Dolman Stand which are £1 for 30mins.

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 9am until just after kick-off.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

PROGRAMMES

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.

FAN VILLAGE

The Ashton Gate Fan Village opens at 10am where fans can enjoy live music from The Offshoots, as well as being able to experience many food and drinks concessions.

STORE

The Bristol Sport Store at Ashton Gate Stadium will be open all day, continuing once the match is underway.

HALF-TIME

City supporters have a unique opportunity to win a trip to Las Vegas, courtesy of Dunder - the club’s 2018/19 front of shirt sponsor. For more information on the #DunderChallenge click here.

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
  • West stand upper tier disabled toilets on each end of concourse have one unit per toilet
  • Heineken lounge disabled toilet
  • South / west corner disabled toilet next to A8
  • Coffee shop
  • Disabled toilet by Dolman lounges

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

Tuesday'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’.”

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