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Doncaster Rovers v Portsmouth: match guide

16 October 2017


-      Tickets are available on the night for members from £17 for adults and from £2 for 17s and under. To become a Bronze member and save up to £4 on match tickets - click here.

-      Junior fans can compete in the GAME Challenge Cup and become Doncaster Rovers’ official FIFA18 player. The competition starts at 6:15pm from Donny Dog’s Kennel. Get the highest score on one of FIFA18’s shooting challenges and be entered to win the cup and a signed Rovers shirt.

-      Silver Plus members are reminded to bring their parking passes and to collect their programmes and HT draw tickets from the collection points outside the stadium. Forgot to collect your matchday magazine? Silver Plus members can collect these from the CD Box Office the following day.

-      Tuesday’s special in the Belle Vue Bar is creamy chicken curry – available for £5.95 and two kiosks per stand will be open tonight to minimise your time away from the action.

-       Our pre-match and half-time entertainment will be creative dance from Bentley High Street primary school as part of their Cre8ive Street dancing club.



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 John Marquis 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 5pm where you can take advantage of specials:

1. A pie and a pint for £5

-      Available until 6:45pm in the concourse

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

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

4. Chicken Curry for £5.95

-      Available only in the Belle Vue Bar

If you are looking to treat yourself to food or refreshments during Tuesday’s game, two kiosks will be open in each stand to try and minimise your time away from the action.

Food and drink will also be available from the Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square, open from 5pm, so arrive early sit back, relax and get exclusive news from a player interview from 7:05pm - 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.

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 7:30pm.

  • 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. 

Fans of EA Sports’ FIFA18 can take part in the GAME Community Cup from 6:15pm and become DRFC’s official FIFA player. The fan with the highest score will win a signed Doncaster Rovers shirt and a GAME Community Cup medal. The winners score will be entered with the winners from 20 participating clubs to find one winner. More information can be found 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.


Tickets for Tuesday'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.

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 Portsmouth? 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 Tuesday’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.

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, 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.



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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