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Doncaster Rovers v Southend United: match guide

6 October 2017

FIVE KEY POINTS

  • World ranked snooker star Chris Keogan will be introducing snooker to junior rovers fans in Donny Dog’s Kennel and challenging fans and players to a game.

 

  • 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.

 

  • Silver Plus members are reminded to collect their matchday programmes and half-time draw tickets before entering the stadium.

 

  • Fans can win FIFA18 if they follow the clues posted on social media in Harry’s Game. Please arrive early for a better chance to win.

 

  • Saturday’s special in the Belle Vue Bar is pulled pork baps – available for £5.95. Order food with Donny’s Deli and young fans can receive their half-time refreshments hand delivered to their seats by Rovers own Donny Dog.

 

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 Alfie May as well as the managers and chief executives comments.  

FOOD AND DRINK

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 2:30pm

 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

4. Pulled pork baps for £5.95

-      Available only in the Belle Vue Bar

Donny’s Deli

Young fans wishing to eat at half-time can enjoy child friendly food from Donny’s Deli. Choose one of our mouth watering mains, a super side and wash it all down with one of our highly popular drinks for only £5. Simply pre-order before 4pm Friday October 6 and Donny Dog will hand deliver to you at half time.

Belle Vue Bar

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 3:00pm.

  • 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

World Snooker player Chris Keogan will be making an appearance in Donny Dog's Kennel with his very own snooker table. Young fans can challenge the Donny Dynamo to a mini version of the game and be introduced to the basics rules of the popular table sport.


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 have the chance to get their hands on a copy of this Autumns’ most talked about release by taking part in Harry’s Game - 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

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 tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. 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 Southend? 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.

TRANSPORT

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 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 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.

 

TIMETABLE OF EVENTS

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 (weather permitting)

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 – The Doncaster Rovers Dance Squad (in partnership with our friends at Cre8ive Dance)

3:00pm - Kick Off

3:15pm – Keep your eyes 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 pitch penalties and Doncaster Rovers Dance Squad (Cre8ive Dance)

4:45pm – Full-time – BVB remains open until approximately 5:30pm

5:00pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way


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