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Rovers v Rochdale match guide

5 January 2018

SEVEN 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.
  • Tickets are available to members in advance from for £15 for adults, concessions £10, £5 17 and under.
  • Overseas viewers will be able to watch through iFollow Rovers. Audio commentary will also be available with expert analysis from Rovers striker Andy Williams.
  • Fans paying on the day for South Stand tickets are encouraged to purchase from the turnstiles to ease queue congestion, unless you are paying by card when you will need to go to the Box Office. 
  • DNA Card holders can take advantage of the food and drink benefits in the Belle Vue Bar from 12:30pm
  • Rovers have extended the free parking for all home cup games, which means Silver Plus members can use car park 2 as normal on Saturday.
  • Donny Dog’s Kennel - young fans in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand can enjoy games of FIFA18 with Rovers’ players. 

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. Car park 4 will be utilised for visiting supporters.

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 Niall Mason as well as the manager's and chief executive's comments.  Donny Kicks the matchday magazine designed for our younger fans is also available from the sellers outside the ground.  This issue includes a free poster, a free set of stickers and an interview with Marko Marosi conducted by one of our young supporters Elliot Smith.

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 2:30
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 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.

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. You can also take on some first team players at FIFA18 thanks to our friends at GAME Doncaster.

TRANSPORT

Following the conclusion of Saturday’s game First South Yorkshire will be running shuttle buses back to the transport interchange in Doncaster town centre. 

 

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 Rochdale? Check out our away fans guide.

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

 

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 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 with a Brodsworth Juniors U10s

3:45 – Flybe/Doncaster Sheffield Airport Paper-plane challenge is back on the Keepmoat Stadium pitch at half time.
4.45pm – Full-time – The Belle Vue Bar will be open to supporters after the final whistle.


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