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Match guide: Crewe Alexandra

8 April 2022

Rovers are in action at the Eco-Power Stadium when they take on Crewe Alexandra in Sky Bet League One this weekend.

Here is what you should expect on matchday:

Prior to kick-off

Prior to Saturday's game, we will be paying our respects to our beloved colleague Richard Bailey with a minutes applause. 

 

Fan park

The fan park returns for Saturday's game and club legend Peter Kitchen will be on stage around 2:20pm alongside Robbie Andrews. 

 

Junior takeover day, in partnership with LNER

Saturday's game also marks our annual junior takeover day where school children from across the borough will spend the day working with staff from across the club including roles in the Box Office, stadium operations, media and much more. 

 

Facemasks and social distancing

Although facemasks are no longer mandatory, Doncaster Rovers still respects those individuals who wish to wear one. Please don't be offended by an individual's choice on this matter.

While social distancing measures have been removed by the Government, we understand that some of our supporters may feel apprehensive being at a sporting event with so many people in attendance. 

Please be courteous and respectful in trying, where possible, to maintain a safe distance when queuing. 

 

Socially distanced seating

The club are keen to ensure everyone feels comfortable and have allocated parts of the ground which provide a socially distanced seating experience. This can be arranged in advance through the box office.  

If there is a point during the game when you start to feel uncomfortable due to the proximity of others, or people around you not wearing facemasks, please speak to a steward and we will aim to find alternative seating for you to ensure you can continue to enjoy your experience.

 

Pyrotechnics

Rovers would like to remind all supporters that the use of pyrotechnic devices is strictly forbidden.

The club has a firm stance on the use of pyrotechnics, whether it be at the Eco-Power Stadium or at any other EFL ground: they can not and will not be tolerated. 

 

No cash gates and ticket collection point

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets early for the game, as there will be no cash gates on the day.

The Club Doncaster Box Office will be open up until kick-off, and pre-ordered tickets can be collected from the Club Doncaster Enterprise Zone reception (based in the Polypipe South Stand). 

Please aim to arrive as early as you can to avoid queuing and congestion around the stadium.

Away ticket collections will be available from the Club Doncaster Academy reception.

 

No cash gates and ticket collection point

Supporters are advised to purchase tickets early for the game, as there will be no cash gates on the day.

The Club Doncaster Box Office will be open up until kick-off, and pre-ordered tickets can be collected from the Club Doncaster Enterprise Zone reception (based in the Polypipe South Stand). 

Please aim to arrive as early as you can to avoid queuing and congestion around the stadium.

All under-14s must be accompanied by an adult upon entry to the stadium.

Away ticket collections will be available from the Club Doncaster Academy reception.

 

Turnstiles

Due to an increase to the national terror threat level, there will be increased bag searches upon entry to the stadium. 

Please note that turnstiles 20-22 are closed, so anyone advised to head there on their ticket should instead go to turnstiles 17-19.

 

Barcode access

You will find a barcode on your match ticket. Please scan using the equipment provided - there will be turnstile operators on hand to assist if needed.

 

Mech FS West Stand players’ area 

This is still classified as a red zone to try and limit interaction with players and reduce the spread of COVID-19 as well as losing players to self-isolation for 10 days at a key stage of the season.

We are speaking to the EFL regularly to ensure we are proactive in our approach.

There will be a red zone close to the players in the West Stand due to dugouts being removed, we ask that fans could respect this and keep at a safe distance.

We have now received approval that supporters in the West Stand will be able to leave the ground via the middle stairwell at the end of the game.

 

Car parking

Hospitality are advised to park in car park one, with Silver Plus members can park in two or three depending on their allocated pass, and supporters who have pre-paid should park in car park two. There will be no pay on the day car parking in car park two for this match.

Anyone reporting to the Club Doncaster Academy should park in car park three, with supporters also able to park in there.

Car parking is expected to be limited so please arrive early to secure your space.

 

Programmes 

Matchday programmes will be available to purchase from the Box Office and at concourse kiosks. 

Inside the programme is an exclusive interview with Josh Martin about his time with Rovers so far.

The programme will also be dedicated to our late Rovers colleague Richard Bailey.

 

Club Doncaster Store

The Club Doncaster Store will be open from 10am on matchday up until kick-off and 20 minutes after full-time.

You can also purchase your matchday programmes in store.

 

Entertainment

The family areas in both home and away ends will be open, which includes Donny Dog’s Kennel. Please note we will only have two of our four consoles in operation to enable social distancing within the kennel.

Cre8ive Dance will be performing on the pitch pre-game and at half-time.

 

Catering

Sodexo continues to be our onsite catering partners, and there will be a catering van outside the stadium near the Box Office as well the kiosks being open on the concourses. Feel free to use these before entering.

More contactless machines are onsite for you to use when purchasing at the kiosk, and please be assured we will be accepting cash and card payments throughout the stadium.

Smoking bubbles will still be in operation.

 

Belle Vue Bar and Rovers Square

The bar will be back open with home and away fans welcome. 

 

Soccer Sight

Soccer Sight commentary should be available for the match. There is still technical issues with the equipment so please be understanding if there is interference or issues on the day. 

 

How to watch the game if you can’t attend the stadium

Stay close to all the action at the Eco-Power Stadium from the comfort of your living room with an iFollow Rovers match pass. You can listen to Rovers take on Crewe Alexandra with expert analysis from James Coppinger alongside Robbie Andrews.

We want you all to enjoy every second of your experience and thank you all for your patience. 

Please respect everyone’s views. We are all part of the same family.


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