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MATCHDAY GUIDE | Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

25 July 2023

Club News

MATCHDAY GUIDE | Rovers v Sheffield Wednesday

25 July 2023

All you need to know ahead of Rovers' pre-season friendly against Sheffield Wednesday.

The match will kick-off at 7pm 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 only the SMTXtra USA East Stand and James Coppinger West Stands are open for home supporters. 

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 most simple 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 for collection from the Box Office remains, but they must be ordered by 12pm for a Saturday game or 5pm in midweek.

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

As new ticketing systems are in place turnstiles will open from 5pm, please arrive as early as possible to avoid queues.

MATCHDAY PROGRAMME

A matchday programme that will cover both home friendlies will be available from sellers for £2

MINUTES APPLAUSE

A minutes applause will be held before the start of the game to celebrate the life of Trevor Francis.

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.

FIRST TIME FANS

If Rovers vs Sheffield Wednesday is your first match at the Eco-Power Stadium please let us know HERE and you could receive a special visit from Donny Dog and a shout-out on the big screen! 

Young fans can also find interactive activities to play before while walking to and while at the stadium HERE.

CLUB STORE

The club store will be open from 4.30pm until kick off. 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 5pm 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 facilties.

CAR PARKING

Hospitality guests are advised to park in Car Park One. Parking in Car Park Three is available to pre-book through the Box Office, however, this is subject to availability. If you have bought a bolt-on package with your season membership with car parking entitlement, you name will be on a list at the entry to the Car Park.  You car park passes will be distributed prior to the start of the league season.

Anyone reporting to the Club Doncaster Academy should park in Car Park Three.

Car parking is £3 for this friendly.  Please arrive early to avoid congestion on the

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 closed for this fixture as it undergoes refurbishment.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.

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 has the opportunity to 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

PITCH INCURSION

A statement on behalf of football authorities: Love Football, Protect the Game. 

The passionate support of fans is a vital part of what makes football so special in this country. It is completely understandable that emotions run high, particularly at this stage of the season when there is so much to play for.

However, we must remind supporters that in the interests of safety and wellbeing for everyone inside our stadiums, the pitch is for players, managers and officials, while the stands are there for fans to support their team.

At the end of last season, we witnessed some unwelcome scenes when fans entered the field of play without permission at several grounds. Even if this is done in celebratory fashion, any supporter who comes onto the pitch is breaking the law and putting the welfare of players, coaches, club staff and fellow fans at risk.

We know that this unacceptable behaviour is carried out by a minority of fans, and their actions do not represent most supporters, but they risk ruining the fantastic experience of a football match for everyone.

At the start of this season, the Premier League, EFL, NLS Leagues and The FA worked with the Football Supporters' Association to introduce new measures and stronger sanctions to tackle anti-social and criminal behaviours, such as entering the pitch and the use of pyrotechnics.

This includes automatic club bans and police action, and we have seen cases this season which have led to fans receiving criminal records. This can impact employment and education prospects, restrict ability to travel overseas, and could result in a prison sentence. Club bans can also extend to accompanying parents or guardians of children who take part in this activity.

Our message is clear: fans must stay in the stands and avoid any unnecessary disruption.

The legislation in place this season can be viewed by clicking HERE.

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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