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Posted Saturday, May 5th 2018

Gate Guide: Sheffield United

All you need to know for Sunday's Sky Bet Championship season finale at Ashton Gate against Sheffield United (12.30pm kick-off).

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

ORDER OF EVENTS

09.00 - Coffee Shop, Sports Bar & Pizzeria, Bristol Sport Store, Matchday Ticket Office and Supporter Services open (phones/online until 10am)
11.00 - Turnstiles open
11.05 - The band, You Me and the Dancefloor, on stage
11.30 - Team announcements
11.45 - Team out to warm up
12.30 - Kick-off - City v Sheffield United
13.15 - Half-time interval
13.30 - Second half begins
14.15 - Full time
14.25 – Lap of Appreciation
15.15 – End of Season Awards
15.45 – The Emperials on stage
17.00 – Coffee Shop/Store closes

STADIUM

The South Stand and Dolman Stand are SOLD OUT.

Limited seats remain in the Lansdown Stand lower tier, with the bulk of the remaining tickets in the Lansdown Stand upper tier and Family Area.

The Atyeo Stand will play host to the travelling Sheffield United supporters. 

Wi-Fi is now available in all areas of the stadium - find out more.

TICKETS

A crowd of 22,500-plus is already guaranteed, which includes over 2,000 away supporters.

The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. To purchase a ticket, call Supporter Services by 5pm today or between 9-10am on the day of the game. Alternatively, the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 9am until kick-off.

The match is all-ticket for visiting supporters.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

BAND

You Me and the Dancefloor will be playing from 11am. The ultimate party and event band!

The Emperials, a hugely popular Ska band, will be on stage after the End of Season Awards.

PROGRAMMES

As well as the usual selling points, programmes will be available for purchase in S2, S3 and D1 concessions. Price: £3.

PARKING & TRAVEL

AG1, AG2 and AG4 First Bus routes will be operating as normal.

For full information about Parking and Travel, click here.

SCOTT MURRAY'S GUIDE TO ASHTON GATE

SPORTS BAR & PIZZERIA

The Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink outlets, while the Sports Bar & Pizzeria will also be open from 9am (alcohol served from 10am).

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.

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.