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MATCHDAY GUIDE: Rovers v Everton

29 August 2023

Club News

MATCHDAY GUIDE: Rovers v Everton

29 August 2023

All you need to know ahead of Rovers' Carabao Cup Round Two tie against Premier League outfit Everton at home.

The match will kick-off at 8pm at the Eco-Power Stadium.

TICKETING

Tickets for the game are available here or by calling the Box Office on 01302 762576. Please note that in order to purchase tickets, you must have a previous booking history with the club.

SEASON MEMBERSHIP CARD COLLECTIONS

Supporters who have not yet collected their season cards can do so from the Collection Points based at the side of the Polypipe South Stand Reception from 5pm. Please be aware that larger than normal queues are expected.

E-TICKETING

Supporters are advised to avoid queues at the Eco-Power Stadium this season and get your e-tickets for matchdays.

Anyone purchasing tickets online who selects the e-ticket delivery option will get their ticket in their e-mail inbox within a matter of minutes - right up until kick-off.

That means there will be no need to queue at the Box Office on matchdays for purchases or collections, saving you valuable time.

E-tickets can be purchased up until kick-off, making it the simplest way to gain entry to home matches this season.

The e-ticket will be sent to the email address attached to your online ticket account - allowing you either to print at home or bring along your smartphone to have the QR code scanned.

The option to order tickets online for collection from the Box Office remains, but they must be ordered by 5pm.

IMPORTANT INFORMATION ON E-TICKETS

  • All tickets will be emailed to the individual who carries out the purchase. For example, an individual purchasing three tickets for a match will be sent all three tickets.
  • All supporters are asked to check that the email address on their accounts is up-to-date.
  • Ticket holders can either print a copy of the e-ticket at home or have the QR code ready on a smartphone when arriving at the stadium.
  • Anyone intending to use their smartphone should be mindful that network and/or wifi coverage at the stadium may be limited. We would therefore encourage supporters to save the ticket file to your phones Documents or Files folder or add a screenshot to your Gallery. Supporters are also asked to ensure phones are sufficiently charged.
  • Those without smartphones and the ability to print at home will be able to request tickets are printed at the Club Doncaster Box Office.
  • Season Membership holders will receive their physical cards as normal for use at all home league matches. However, e-tickets will be sent for entry purchased for any home cup matches or friendlies.

TURNSTILES

Turnstiles for this fixture will open at 6.30pm. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid queues.

FAN PARK

The Fan Park will be in operation for this game in Rovers Square outside the Belle Vue Bar. Street food will be available, and music to entertain supporters. At approx 7.10pm the teams will be announced and members of the Rovers team that played in the 1985 FA Cup tie against Everton at Goodison Park will give their views ahead of the game.

In the event of inclement weather, the team announcement will take place inside the Belle Vue Bar.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

The matchday programme will be available from around the ground for £3 (cash only).  If you wish to pay by card, please purchase a copy for the Box Office or Club Store.

HALF-TIME DRAW

The 50/50 Red and White Draw is back for the 2023/24 season and tickets will be available from sellers around the ground prior to the game. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place on the pitch at half-time.  The winner will receive 50% of the day’s proceeds with a second prize of two hospitality tickets, so the more tickets you buy, the more you could win. The remaining proceeds will go towards youth development at Doncaster Rovers.

QUIET AREA

Rovers' quiet area will be open as usual during the match. Supporters who wish to utilise the room should contact the nearest steward or the club's SLO who will take you to the room.

MOMENT OF MAGIC

Youngsters should make sure they are in the ground for when the players come out for their warm-up at approx 7.20pm to be in with a chance of winning a moment of magic.

CLUB STORE

The club store will be open from 5pm until kick off and for 20mins after the game. Please note that the store is a cashless facility.

BELLE VUE BAR

The Belle Vue Bar is open to all supporters from 5pm. Please note that the Belle Vue Bar is now a cashless facility.CONCOURSE CATERING

The food and drink outlets will be open from 6.30pm offering a new range of food and drink items, please ensure you visit them and check out the brand-new menu. 

Please note that all food and drinks outlets on both the stadium concourse and in the restaurant are now cashless facilities.

CAR PARKING

Stadium car parking is now completely SOLD OUT.

Public pay and display car parks in Doncaster City Centre

The City Centre has a number of pay and display parking facilities available for match and event days as detailed below. There is also free parking available at Herten Triangle, where the Dome and Vue cinema are located, only a short walk away from the stadium.

If travelling from the north or south, exiting the A1 (M) at junction 36 and signs for Doncaster City Centre. Alternatively, exiting the M18 at junction 3 and following signs for the city Centre. Leaving the A1 (M) at junction 37 also is a route to the city centre.

Based on the information provided by Doncaster council, 1,257 car parking spaces are available via their own car parks.

Location

Spaces

Chamber Road

74

Chappell Drive East

550

Chappell Drive West

200

Church way

100

Markets

333

In addition, there are a number of privately owned car parks in the city centre totalling 3066 parking spaces.

Location

Spaces

Frenchgate

1700

NCP East Laith Gate

102

NCP Odeon

114

St James

300

Civic Quarter Doncaster

850

Pedestrian access

Pedestrians making their way to and from the event are well catered for. The walkways along Stadium Way and around the lake from The Dome are well maintained and well lit. Both can accommodate large numbers of pedestrians at any given time. 

Egress from the stadium does allow for pedestrian movement thorough the car parks. Vehicle movement at the same time is self-regulating and at slow speed. The exit routes are clearly marked.

Hospitality guests are advised to park in Car Park One at the Eco-Power Stadium. Please note that traffic will no longer be permitted on Alick Jeffrey Way on matchdays 30 minutes prior to kick-off to ensure the safety of supporters and staff.  The route will re-open to traffic ten minutes after the final whistle. 

MATCHDAY SAFEGUARDING INFORMATION

Fans aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult to gain entry to the stadium. FAMILY STAND

Donny Dog's kennel will be open for this game. Come along and join Donny for fun, games and activities.Please note that filming and photography will be taking place in the East Stand concourse prior to kick-off.  If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please make yourself aware to a steward as soon as possible.

STADIUM WI-FI

Supporters can connect to the stadium's wi-fi by joining the network named: 1 - Jibba Jabba Free Wi-Fi.

Once this has been clicked it will take you to a splash page where you can register to connect to the internet for free.

MULTI-BALL SYSTEM

Fans should note that with the new multi-ball system in place that if the ball goes into the crowd that you should return it directly to the ball operatives and not throw the ball on to the pitch. Doing so may result in disrupting the game.

FLAGS

Doncaster Rovers would like to encourage supporters to bring flags, banners, and larger ‘surfing’ flags to help create a vibrant atmosphere at the stadium during sports fixtures and events. 

We want to ensure everyone can enjoy the match safely and without obstructed views and therefore have set out guidelines for all flags, banners and surfers brought into the stadium.

Any flag or banner should have the necessary fire safety and flame-retardant certification, and not on sticks/frames.

Click here to read the full guidelines for bringing flag, banners, and surfers into the Eco-Power Stadium

LOVE FOOTBALL, PROTECT THE GAME

The English football authorities are introducing a series of measures to help improve the behaviour of players, managers and coaches across the professional, National League system and grassroots game, as well as addressing the issue of football tragedy abuse.New policies, procedures, and regulations will come into force from the start of the 2023/24 season, to address unacceptable conduct on the pitch, on the side-lines and in the stands, to ensure that the actions of the minority do not spoil the game for all.  This builds on the work carried out throughout last season to combat dangerous and illegal fan behaviour, supported by the ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ football-wide campaign. FAN BEHAVIOUR

To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, for season 2023/24, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced which will see people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution. The issue is focused on offensive chanting, gesturing and displaying offensive messages based on football-related tragedies, which causes significant distress to the victims’ families, survivors and affected-club supporters. Football authorities, supporter groups and law enforcement organisations, including the police and CPS, have united to crack down on fans who participate in this vile form of abuse. In addition to bans and criminal sanctions, a range of in-stadium, in-classroom and online resources will be rolled out under the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ banner, to educate adults and children alike about the hurt tragedy chanting causes. Ground regulations have also been updated to incorporate references to tragedy chanting. The game will also continue its efforts to combat dangerous, illegal and unwelcome behaviour off the pitch, be it in the stands or online. Last season a host of new measures were introduced by authorities which saw enhanced sanctions applied for people identified entering the pitch, using pyros, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse. RESTORATIVE JUSTICE PILOT SCHEME

To support the rehabilitation of those identified as having engaged in negative matchday behaviour, a new pilot scheme is now in development phase which will refer young people to a restorative justice education programme that will seek to inform and educate about the impact of their behaviour on others. The scheme is being run by the Premier League, EFL, Premier League Community Fund and the EFL Trust with support from local police forces and will be trialled at ten clubs across the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two. Football has the power to unite and inspire all those that play and watch the game. However, sometimes, this can be negatively impacted by a small minority of players, coaches and fans. Our collective approach is to reset this behaviour on the pitch and from the side-lines, whilst giving our referees the respect and protection that they deserve. We are also determined to address the rise in unacceptable behaviour from the stands. Incidents such as dangerous conduct, discrimination, and chanting about football-related tragedies have no place in our game – and can lead to football bans and potential criminal action. Passion, emotion and excitement are fundamental to football; however this must be shown in the right way. Everyone can play their part, so that together we can create a safe and enjoyable environment for all.Supporters have a long track record of policing ourselves so it’s vital that we show real leadership and demonstrate our opposition to tragedy chants, gestures, and slurs at all grounds and on social media. Let’s Keep the passion and lose the poison.”

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 cannot and will not be tolerated. 

SEARCHES

Please note that stringent searches will take place prior to entering the ground due to several items being found in and around the stadium environment at recent games.

PERSISTENT STANDING

Please be advised that persistent standing during the game is prohibited following new legislation from the Sports Ground Safety Authority for your safety and the safety and comfort of fellow supporters.  

We politely request that all supporters remain seated for as much as possible throughout the game and that all stairwells and aisles are always kept clear as it may result in a reduction of the stadium's capacity.

SMOKING AND VAPING

The Eco-Power Stadium is a no smoking or vaping venue. Anyone found to be smoking or vaping can be ejected from the stadium.

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