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Match guide: AFC Wimbledon

1 April 2018

EIGHT KEY POINTS
  • A Rovers first-team player will be making an appearance in the Belle Vue Bar from 2.20pm, please listen out for the team announcement and a quick question and answer session.
  • Overseas viewers will be able to watch through iFollow Rovers.
  • Silver Plus members are reminded to collect their matchday programmes and half-time draw tickets before entering the stadium.
  • The third edition of Donny Kicks, edited by young fan Max Pearson, is available around the ground from Donny Dog, as well as in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand.
  • Donny Dog's Kennel - young fans in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand can enjoy games of FIFA18 with Rovers’ players.
  • 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
  • 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.
  • The Box Office will remain open until 5.30pm following the conclusion of the game to enable you to purchase your season memberships and tickets for the remaining games of the season.
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 Rovers two goal hero Tommy Rowe as well as the manager's and chief executive's comments.
 
FOOD AND DRINK
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
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 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 it is 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.
 
Staff from GAME Doncaster will be ever present also and they may even have prizes to give away to lucky fans.
 
Don’t forget to keep your eye out for Donny Dog handing out copies of Donny Kicks around the stadium and in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand and why not have a selfie taken with Donny at the same time, you could win two match tickets.
 
If you are wanting a little time away from the noise, the younger supporters are welcome to use Donny Dog's Kennel during the first-half of the game.
 
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 Wimbledon? Check out our away fans guide.
 
Travelling supporters can purchase or collect pre-ordered tickets from the Club Doncaster Academy Office in the North Stand.
 
TRANSPORT
Following the conclusion of Monday’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 5.00pm and 5.20pm.  In addition, regular service buses (Service 55) will depart from Lakeside to the town centre.  Please note that First Donaster will be running a ‘Sunday’ service with buses departing from Stadium Way at approximately 5.00pm and 5.30pm
 
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 with analysis from former Free Press sports editor Peter Catt. Overseas iFollow Rovers subscribers will be able to watch the game 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 - Foodbank situated outside the Belle Vue Bar.
2.00pm – Donny Dog arrives in the Club Doncaster Foundation 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
2:45pm – iFollow Rovers audio commentary with Peter Catt begins.
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 
4.45pm – Full-time – Belle Vue Bar open until 5:30pm.
4.55pm – Box Office remains open for Silver Memberships and future match tickets
5.00pm – Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way.     
 

Everyone who purchases a Season Membership prior to the end of the initial purchase period on April 13 will be included in a daily prize draw, with many money can’t buy prizes available.

The 2018/19 Silver Memberships are priced from £139 (18-21), £199 (22-24), £219 (senior), £299 (adult).
 
Purchase your 2018/19 Season Memberships from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk

 


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