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Rovers v Scunthorpe: match guide

16 September 2017

Arrive early to the Keepmoat Stadium for Rovers' local derby clash against Scunthorpe United to get 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 matchday magazine 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.


Our 60 page matchday magazine, ‘DNA’ is available for only £3, from sellers located outside the ground.  This issue contains an interview with James Coppinger as well as the managers and chief executives comments.  


Both home and away fans that 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 Beef Lasagne available for only £5.95.

From 2:20pm team line-ups will be announced from inside the Belle Vue Bar and a short Q&A session with a first-team player will be broadcasted across the 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 playing in the Rovers Square.

Want to avoid the queues 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.

Younger fans can have their food hand delivered by Donny Dog at half-time by pre-booking (prior to 4.30pm on Friday) via, where a delicious menu is available for only £5. Junior members can order from their matchday itinerary email.  

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 Extra 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 in Donny Dog’s Kennel, with prizes to give away to lucky fans and the latest news on FIFA18. The Club Doncaster Foundation will be running activities and young fans can challenge Donny Dog and join in his “Keep Fit” prior to kick-off.


Tickets for Sunday's exciting derby clash 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 Saturday September 16 to purchase your ticket at a discounted price.

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

If Rovers v Scunthorpe is your first game, please check our first-time fans guide. Away fans can check out our tailor made away fans guide altered just for Scunthorpe fans. Found out more here.

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.


If you are unable to get to the game, 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.



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.



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 FIFA17

2.50pm – The Doncaster Rovers Dance Squad (in partnership with our friends at Cre8ive Dance) perform in front of the family stand

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 – on the pitch penalties and Doncaster Rovers Dance Squad (Cre8ive Dance).

4.50pm – Full-time - The Belle Vue Bar remains open until approximately 5.30pm

5.00pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way.    


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