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Posted Friday, March 2nd 2018

Gate Guide: Sheffield Wednesday

All you need to know for today's Sky Bet Championship clash at Ashton Gate against Sheffield Wednesday.

As snow affects the South West, here’s a complete guide of what to expect if you’re heading to Ashton Gate.

SPECIAL CIRCUMSTANCES

Fans are advised to allow extra time for travel to and from the stadium, and to wrap up warm with temperatures set to be just above freezing.

Under the special circumstances, Ashton Gate will be offering free tea/coffee to supporters from 1pm-3pm (whilst stocks last). Please note alcohol and food supplies will be limited in the concourse concessions.

PARKING & TRAVEL

First Bus have confirmedm that the AG1, AG2 and AG4 routes will be operating as normal.

However, Abus will NOT be operating on the day of the game, due to the weather.

Wickes Car Park - Open as usual, be extra vigilant due to icy conditions.
Midas Car Park - Open as usual, be extra vigilant due to icy conditions.
Avonline Car Park
- Open
Pattersons
- Open as usual, be extra vigilant due to icy conditions.
Ashton Park School
- Closed. Supporters will need to find alternative parking for this one match.

ORDER OF EVENTS

10.00 - Coffee Shop & Store opens
10.00 - Supporter Services open (phones/online until 1pm)
10.00 - Matchday Ticket Office opens
12.00 - Sports Bar & Pizzeria opens
12.30 - Burnley v Everton in the Sports Bar & Pizzeria
13.00 - Turnstiles open
13.30 - The band, Eleveation, on stage
14.00 - Team announcements
14.20 - Team out to warm up
15.00 - Kick-off - City v Sheffield Wednesday
15.45 - Half-time interval
16.00 - Second half begins
16.45 - Full time
17.30 - Liverpool v Newcastle United in the Sports Bar & Pizzeria

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 play host to the travelling Sheffield Wednesday supporters. 

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

TICKETS

At present more than 21,800 tickets have been sold, including just under 2,000 for away supporters.

The match is pay on the day for home supporters only. The Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - will be open from 10am until kick-off. Meanwhile, online sales conclude at 1pm tomorrow (Saturday).

The match is all-ticket for visiting supporters.

SECURE YOUR SEAT

BAND

Elevation will be playing from 1.30pm. Elevation are a four-piece rock and pop covers band with huge experience, playing music from the likes of U2 to Queen, The Beatles to The Stereophonics, Oasis to Kings of Leon and loads more.

PROGRAMMES

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

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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.

STORE

The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 10am.

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.