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Rovers v Blackpool: match guide

18 August 2017

Rovers supporters heading to the Keepmoat Stadium for Rovers' game against Blackpool are advised to arrive as early as possible to ensure the best matchday experience.

Limited car parking is available at the Keepmoat Stadium, with Silver Plus members having a reserved space in car park 2. Car park 3 is open to all fans and sold on a first-come-first-served basis. 

Silver Plus Members can also collect their complimentary programme and half-time draw ticket from the programme booth outside the stand in which they are sat. Please ensure you pick up your programme before entering the stadium.


Both home and away fans who arrive early can enjoy the hospitality of the Belle Vue Bar from 12.30pm, where you can take advantage of specials such as a pie and a pint for £5, pie, burger or hot dog with a hot or soft drink for £5 or two pints for £6. These deals are available inside the stadium bowl until 2pm and in the Belle Vue Bar until 2.15pm. DNA Card holders can take advantage of these offers until 2.30pm. This week’s special in the Belle Vue Bar is homemade shepherd’s pie available for only £5.95.

From 2:20pm a Rovers player will be interviewed in the Rovers Square (outside the Belle Vue Bar) and team line-ups will also be announced. Alcoholic and soft drinks as well as pies will be on sale from the Rovers Square and the Belle Vue Bar.

Should you wish to avoid the queues for drinks at half-time, you can pre-order your pint by going to any of the following kiosks prior to 3.00pm.

  • Kiosk 8 (Peters Kitchen) (West Stand)
  • Kiosk 6 (Copps Tapp Inn) (South Stand)
  • Kiosk 3 (Rovers Return Inn) (East Stand)

You will be handed a token for your purchase, which you must redeem at the above kiosks in exchange for your pint. 

An additional bottle bar has been placed in the Kingstone Press area of the South Stand concourse to alleviate queuing at half-time.

We also have a guide for families attending the game - who can look forward to all sorts of entertainment including meeting Donny Dog and members of the first team squad in our dedicated family area, which includes Donny Dog's Kennel - you can find out more here. 

Our friends at Tesco will be supplying free fruit to our younger fans in Donny Dog’s Kennel.


Tickets for Saturday's game are available from the Box Office right up to kick-off. Rovers fans can buy from the Box Office in person, by calling 01302 762576 after 9am or going to Home supporters can also pay on the gate for the South Stand.

If you are a Bronze Membership holder you only have until 11:59pm Friday August 18th to purchase your ticket at a discounted price.

Pre-ordered tickets for Saturday’s game are available from the collection windows to the side of the South Stand reception area.

If Saturday is your first game, please check our first-time fans guide. Are you coming from Blackpool? Check out our away fans guide

Travelling supporters can collect pre-ordered tickets from the Club Doncaster Academy Office in the North Stand, where fans wishing to pay on the day can also purchase tickets.


Following the conclusion of today’s game First South Yorkshire will be running shuttle buses back to the transport interchange in Doncaster town centre.  These buses will depart from Stadium Way at 5.00pm and 5.20pm.  In addition, regular service buses (Service 55) will depart from Stadium Way to the town centre at the following times; 6:54, 17:09, 17:24, 17:39.

Can't get to the game? You can still get involved. Our new iFollow Rovers subscription service allows fans in the UK & Ireland to listen to exclusive full audio commentary, while supporters outside the UK & Ireland can watch live for the first time. Click here to see your subscription options, or guide and FAQs.



12.30pm – Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square Opens

1.30pm – Turnstiles open

1.30pm – Donny’s Kennel opens – including the GAME zone, crafting and face painting.

2.00pm – Donny Dog arrives in the Family Stand

2.15pm – Donny Dog’s fitness – Join in with Donny pitchside

2.20pm – Team announcement in the Belle Vue Bar/Rovers Square followed by a Q&A with a first team player

2.20pm – First team squad members arrive in Donny’s Kennel to challenge our younger fans to a game of FIFA.

2.50pm – Presentation to John Marquis of the Retford Branch Supporters Club Player of the Year

3.00pm -  Kick Off

3.20pm – Keep your eye on the scoreboard are you going to be the lucky recipient of 12 pies thanks to our friends at Pukka Pies.

3.45pm – Half-time

4.50pm – Full-time

5.00pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way.    


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