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Match guide: Sheffield Wednesday

18 February 2022

Rovers take on Sheffield Wednesday in a South Yorkshire derby at the Eco-Power Stadium this weekend.

With a large attendance expected, please arrive early on matchday to avoid queues outside the Club Doncaster Box Office.

Please be aware by that any supporter buying a ticket for the game must have a previous purchase history.

Facemasks 

Although facemasks are no longer mandatory within the stadium, the club supports any individuals wishing to wear them. 

You may also see some of our staff around the ground wearing face coverings please don’t be offended by an individual's choice on this matter.

Social distancing

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. NHS track and trace will also be available inside the stadium and we encourage supporters to use it as they enter the ground.

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

Doncaster 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.

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.

Concourse wifi

Wifi is back available for supporters to use. Look for ‘Jibba Jabba Free Wifi’ and complete the login process. 

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.

Car parking

Hospitality are advised to park in car park one, while 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.

Supporters of both sides are encouraged not to park at the Lakeside Village. Doing so may result in a ticket and fine.

Programmes & Half time draw

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

Inside the programme is an exclusive interview with Reo Griffiths on how he is finding life at Rovers, as well as discussing his journey to signing for the club.

Club Doncaster Store

The Club Doncaster Store will be open from 10am on matchday up until kick-off, and for 20 minutes post-match.

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.

Former Rovers and Wednesday defenders Rob Jones and Tommy Spurr will both be on the pitch for a Q&A with Jonathan Heath at half-time.

There will be activities for families outside the Belle Vue Bar - this is weather permitting.

Catering

Sodexo continue 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.

There have been some price changes to specific items and meal deals, and unfortunately 1879 is no longer available due to the brewery reducing their product lines during COVID-19, but Sodexo are seeking to rectify this.

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

Unfortunately, due to technical issues, Soccer Sight commentary will not be available for this game. If you use this service and require an alternative, please email Hayley.ford@clubdoncaster.co.uk. 

How to stay close to 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 Sheffield Wednesday with expert analysis from club legend James Coppinger.

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


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