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Rovers v Oldham match guide

15 December 2017


  • A Rovers first-team player will be making an appearance in the Belle Vue Bar from w.20pm, please listen out for the team announcement and a quick question and answer session.
  • Tickets are available to members in advance from for £17 for adults, seniors £13, £9 for 18-21 years, £5 for 12-17 years and £2 for 11s and under.
  • Overseas viewers will be able to watch through iFollow Rovers. Audio commentary, with Andy Williams providing expert co-commentary, also be available.
  • Silver Plus members are reminded to collect their matchday programmes and half-time draw tickets before entering the stadium.
  • Make sure you purchase your matchday magazine as we have 10 randomly selected prizes for 10 lucky winners.
  • 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.
  • Donny Dog’s Christmas Party will take place in the Belle Vue Bar at 5.00pm, tickets are free but you must have a ticket to enter ( you can book your ticket here).
  • The fans foodbank collection is back, situated outside the Belle Vue Bar and you can donate your food there or in the Club Shop, Box Office or Club Doncaster Academy.
  • The Hatfield Colliery Band will be playing all your Christmas favourites outside the Belle Vue Bar.
  • Santa will be in the Club Shop between 1.00pm – 2.00pm.

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.

Our 60 page matchday magazine, DNA, is available for only £3 from sellers located outside the ground. This issue contains an interview with Rodney Kongolo as well as the manager's and chief executive's comments.

Both home and away fans can enjoy the hospitality of the Belle Vue Bar from 12.30pm where you can take advantage of specials:
1. A pie and a pint for £5
- Available until 2:00pm in the concourse
- Available until 2:15pm in the Belle Vue Bar
- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 2:30pm
2. A Pie, burger or hot dog with a hot or soft drink for £5
- Available until 2:00pm in the concourse
- Available to DNA Card holders in the concourse until 2:30
3. Two pints for £6
- Available until 2:00pm in the concourse
- Available until 2:15pm in the Belle Vue Bar
- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 2:30pm

Food and drink will also be available from the Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square, open from 12:30pm, so arrive early sit back, relax and get exclusive news from a player interview from 2:20pm - 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 3pm.
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.

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. Staff from GAME Doncaster will be ever present also and they may even have prizes to give away to lucky fans.

Santa will be in the club shop from 1pm and visiting the Kennel prior to kick-off where he will be playing festive games and don’t forget Donny Dog will be opening his Christmas party in the Belle Vue Bar.

If you left a letter for Santa in Donny Dog’s postbox against Scuthorpe United, Donny has some letters for you, please go to the Kennel prior to the game to collect your letter.

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 Oldham? Check out our away fans guide.

Travelling supporters can collect pre-ordered tickets from the Club Doncaster Academy Office in the North Stand.

Following the conclusion of Saturday’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 Lakeside to the town centre at the following times 4.54pm, 5.09pm, 5.24pm and 5.39pm.

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 with expert analysis from player Andy Williams, Overseas iFollow Rovers subscribers will be able to watch Tuesday’s clash live on iFollow Rovers. Click here to see your subscription options, or guide and FAQs.

Timetable of events:
12.30pm – Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square opens
1.00pm - Players arrive and enter the stadium via the West Reception
1.30pm – Turnstiles open
1.30pm – Donny Dog’s Kennel opens – including the GAME zone, crafting and face painting, free fruit and Donny’s activity sheets
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 FIFA18
3.00pm - Kick-off
3.15pm – 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 – on the pitch penalties and Doncaster Rovers Dance Squad (Cre8ive Dance).
4.45pm – Full-time – Please note that the Belle Vue Bar will be hosting the Donny Dog’s Christmas party, therefore we would ask if you are planning to visit the Belle Vue Bar post game, could you please sit to the far right of the bar.
5.00pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way.

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