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Rovers v Rochdale match guide

29 December 2017

FIVE KEY POINTS

  • A Rovers first-team player will be making an appearance in the Belle Vue Bar from 7.00pm, please listen out for the team announcement and a quick question and answer session.
  • Tickets are available to members in advance from for £10 for adults, seniors £10, £5 for 18-21 years, £1 for 12-17 years and £1 for 11s and under.
  • Overseas viewers will be able to watch through iFollow Rovers. Audio commentary will also be available.
  • Silver Plus members are reminded to collect their matchday programmes and half-time draw tickets before entering the stadium.
  • Donny Dog’s Kennel - young fans in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand can enjoy games of FIFA18 with Rovers’ players and Santa will be making a special visit to the Kennel ahead of the game.
PARKING
 
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. Limited places are available. Please ensure you pick up your programme before entering the stadium.
 
MATCHDAY MAGAZINE
 
Our 60 page matchday magazine, DNA, is available for only £3 from sellers located outside the ground. This issue contains an interview with Craig Alcock as well as the manager's and chief executive's comments.
 
FOOD AND DRINK
 
Both home and away fans can enjoy the hospitality of the Belle Vue Bar from 5.15pm where you can take advantage of specials:
1. A pie and a pint for £5

- Available until 6:45pm in the concourse

- Available until 7:00pm in the Belle Vue Bar

- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 7:15pm

2. A Pie, burger or hot dog with a hot or soft drink for £5

- Available until 6:45pm in the concourse

- Available to DNA Card holders in the concourse until 7:15pm

3. Two pints for £6

- Available until 6:45pm in the concourse

- Available until 7:00pm in the Belle Vue Bar

- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 6:15pm
 
BELLE VUE VAR
 
Food and drink will also be available from the Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square, open from 5:15pm, so arrive early sit back, relax and get exclusive news from a player interview from 6:05pm - only in the Belle Vue Bar.

Alcoholic and soft drinks as well as pies will be on sale from the Rovers Square and the Belle Vue Bar. Music will be played from Rovers Square as we build up to the match.
 
Pre-order your drinks
 
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 7.45pm.
Kiosk 8 (Peter’s 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.
 
Please note that drinking alcohol is not permitted within sight of the pitch for any fans and soft drinks only in Donny Dog’s Kennel.
 
FAMILIES
 
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 and have previously brought fruit with surprising flavours. You can also take on some first team players at FIFA18 thanks to our friends at GAME Doncaster.
 
TICKETS
Pre-ordered tickets for this game are available from the collection windows to the side of the South Stand reception area.
 
If you are experiencing Rovers for the first time, please check our first-time fans guide.
 
Are you coming from Rochdale? Check out our away fans guide.
 
Travelling supporters can collect pre-ordered tickets from the Club Doncaster
Academy Office in the North Stand.
 
TRANSPORT
 
Following the conclusion of Friday’s game First South Yorkshire will be running shuttle buses back to the transport interchange in Doncaster town centre. 
 
These buses will depart from the layby on Stadium Way at 9.45pm and 10.20pm.  In addition, regular service buses (Service 55) will depart from Lakeside to the town centre at the following times 10:26 and 11:26.
 
 
iFOLLOW
 
Can't get to the game? You can still get involved. Our  iFollow Rovers subscription service allows fans in the UK & Ireland to listen to exclusive full audio commentary.
Overseas iFollow Rovers subscribers will be able to watch Friday’s clash live on iFollow Rovers. Click here to see your subscription options, or guide and FAQs.

Timetable of events:
 
5:00pm – Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square Opens
 
6.15pm – Turnstiles open
 
6:15pm – Donny’s Kennel opens – including the GAME zone, crafting and face painting.
 
6.45pm – Donny Dog arrives in the Family Stand
 
7:00pm – Donny Dog’s fitness – Join in with Donny pitchside (weather permitting)
 
7:05pm – Team announcement in the Belle Vue Bar/Rovers Square followed by a Q&A with a first team player
 
7:05pm – First team squad members arrive in Donny’s Kennel to challenge our younger fans to a game of FIFA.
 
7:45pm - Kick Off
 
8:30pm – Half-time
 
9:30pm – Full-time

9:45pm and 10:05pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way


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