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Wigan match guide

4 May 2018

KEY POINTS

- A Rovers first-team player will be making an appearance in the Belle Vue Bar from 4:45pm, please listen out for the team announcement and a quick question and answer session.

- Any home supporters wishing to purchase tickets for Saturday’s Sky Bet League One game against Wigan Athletic, must purchase their tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, cash gates will not be in operation on the night. (Please note you must have a previous purchase history or live in the DN postcode).

- Wigan supporters who have pre-purchased tickets can collect from the Club Doncaster Academy, which is based in the north-west corner of the stadium.

- 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.

- Donny Dog's Kennel - young fans in the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand can enjoy games of FIFA18 with Rovers’ players.

- Donny Dog will be handing out this season’s final edition of the free junior programme, Donny Kicks, around the ground and inside the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand from 4.30pm.

- 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 so arrive early arrival is advised. Please ensure you pick up your programme before entering the stadium.

- Rovers’ matchday programme for the visit of Wigan on Saturday night is just £3.

- Academy sides from both Rovers and Wigan Athletic are taking part in games on the Club Doncaster Academy pitches, located behind the Athletics track, from 2pm. Come down and show your support to the clubs’ future stars.

 

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 defender Danny Andrew as well as the manager's and chief executive's comments.

FOOD AND DRINK

Both home and away fans can enjoy the hospitality of the Belle Vue Bar from 2:00pm where you can take advantage of specials:

1. A pie and a pint for £5

- Available until 4:30pm in the concourse

- Available until 4:45pm in the Belle Vue Bar

- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 5:00pm

2. A pie, burger or hot dog with a hot or soft drink for £5

- Available until 4:30pm in the concourse

- Available to DNA Card holders in the concourse until 5:00pm

3. Two pints for £6

- Available until 4:30pm in the concourse

- Available until 4:45pm in the Belle Vue Bar

- Available to DNA Card holders across the ground until 5:00pm

BELLE VUE BAR

Food and drink will also be available from the Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square, open from 2:00pm, so arrive early sit back, relax and get exclusive news from a player interview from 4:45pm - 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 5:30pm.

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.

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.

Snooker player Chris Keogan will also be in Donny Dog’s Kennel, playing snooker with young supporters prior to kick-off.

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.

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 from around 4:30pm.

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 Wigan? Check out our away fans guide.

Travelling supporters cannot purchase or but can collect pre-ordered tickets from the Club Doncaster Academy Office in the North Stand.

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, regular service buses are also available from around the ground.

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 Doncaster Free Press journalist 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:

2.00pm - Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square opens

2.00pm - Academy sides from both Rovers and Wigan take part in matches on the Club Doncaster Academy pitches

3.45pm - Players arrive and enter the stadium via the West Reception

4.00pm - Turnstiles open

4.00pm - Donny Dog's Kennel opens - including the GAME zone, crafting and face painting, free fruit and Donny's activity sheets

4.30pm - Foodbank situated outside the Belle Vue Bar.

4.30pm - Donny Dog arrives in the Family Stand

4.45pm - Team announcement in the Belle Vue Bar/Rovers Square followed by a Q&A with a first team player

4.45pm - First team squad members arrive in Donny's Kennel to challenge our younger fans to a game of FIFA18

5.15pm - Cr8tive Dance perform their first routine of the day in front of the Club Doncaster Family Stand

5.20pm - iFollow Rovers audio commentary begins.

5.30pm - Kick-off

5.45pm - Keep your eye on the scoreboard. Are you going to be the lucky recipient of 12 pies thanks to our friends at Pukka Pies?

6.15pm - Half-time – first year pros and new scholars introduced on the pitch, academy sides will do a lap of honour, on the pitch penalties and Cr8tive Dance’s second performance of the day.

7.15pm - Full-time - Belle Vue Bar open after the game.

7.30pm - Shuttle buses depart from Stadium Way.

Tickets for Saturday's final Sky Bet League One clash of the season against Wign Athletic are still available, however supporters are reminded that the fixture is an ALL-TICKET game. 

Supporters can purchase tickets right up to kick-off from the Club Doncaster Box Office, but are only available to those witha DN postcode, or those with previous booking history.

Purchase yours now by either calling in-store at the Keepmpat Stadium, by calling on 01302 762576, or online at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk.


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