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Posted Tuesday, July 24th 2018

Important travel and parking information: AFC Bournemouth

Supporters are advised of changes to the parking restrictions around Ashton Gate ahead of the 2018/19 campaign.

City welcome AFC Bournemouth to BS3 on Friday (July 27th, 7pm kick-off) in the club's final friendly of their pre-season calendar.

Here’s all the information you need to know about the match at Ashton Gate.

TRAVEL

ABus will operate a reduced service, with buses departing from Bristol Temple Meads and Eagle Road, Brislington one hour before kick-off and then running their normal route via the city centre to Ashton Gate.

First Bus services AG1, AG2 and AG4 will not be running for this game

All fans are encouraged to find our their easiest route via public and shared transport by clicking here.

PARKING

Official on-site parking is available for disabled supporters to pre-book by calling Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600 (option one). Please note that this is extremely limited and will be available on a first-come, first-served basis.

Unofficial off-street parking is available at:

DJ Matchday parking, Cala Trading Estate, Ashton Vale Road, BS3 2HA, £7 per car (open from 5:30pm)

All Star Action Days, The Clanage, Clanage Road, Bower Ashton, BS3 2JX (entrance next to the former police riding stables), £10 per car.

Please note Bedminster Cricket Club (The Clanage) is not open for this fixture. Other off-street car parks can be found here.

STADIUM

The Lansdown Lower and South Stand are open to home supporters, with unreserved seating in operation. 

Travelling fans will be housed in the Atyeo Stand.

TICKETS

Tickets remain on general sale and are available online or by contacting Supporter Services on 0117 963 0600.

Tickets are priced at £11 for adults, £6 for senior citizens and under-19s – all inclusive of fees.

Fans who choose the online print at home option will save the £1 fee. The game goes off sale online and over the phones at 5pm on Friday (July 27th).

Supporters will then be able to pay on the day but please arrive early to avoid queues at the main ticket office next to the Atyeo statue.

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STORE

The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 9am.

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.

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