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Gate Guide: Richmond

Bristol Rugby welcome Richmond to Ashton Gate in Round Three of the Greene King IPA Championship on Sunday (2pm KO).

Here’s a guide of what to expect if you’re heading to Ashton Gate.

STADIUM

The South Stand, Dolman Stand and Lansdown Stand will be open for home supporters.

The Atyeo Stand will not be open on rugby matchdays.

There will be a countdown clock on both of the big screens on matchday.

TICKETS

A large walk up is expected on Sunday morning.

The match is pay on the day, with tickets also available online and over the phone.

Season card PLUS holders can benefit from Mates’ Rates when Richmond visit Ashton Gate on Sunday, September 17th (2pm KO).

The special ticket deal entitles season card PLUS members to bring up to two friends to the Greene King IPA Championship fixture for just £10 each.

The deadline for this offer is Friday, September 15th at 5pm. For details, click here.

To purchase on the day, call Supporter Services between 10am-12pm, or visit the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - from 10am.

PARKING & TRAVEL

The Bristol Rugby shuttle bus, in conjunction with First Bus, will be running as usual on Sunday.

There will be reduced routes because of the Bristol Half Marathon, so the Portway route will not be operating for this fixture. Click here for details.

Supporters should plan their travel accordingly, due to road closures from the event. For information, click here.

SPORTS BAR & PIZZERIA

The new Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink outlets, while the relaunched Sports Bar & Pizzeria will open its doors to supporters from 10am. The Coffee Shop also opens at 10am.

STORE

The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 9am. Home and away kits are in stock.

CLUBHOUSE

A new post-match area, in the concourse area connected to the Sports Bar, will be trialled after the final whistle as a place to mingle, aswell as meet players and coaches.

MATCHDAY MAGAZINE

The new-look matchday programme will be on sale around the ground, as well as from the matchday ticket office and the food and drink concession stands inside the stadium, following feedback from supporters.

RUCKSACKS

Ashton Gate Stadium asks supporters not to bring large rucksacks on matchdays, following advice from the National Counter Terrorism Office and Avon and Somerset Police.

Fans will still be able to bring smaller handbags into the stadium, although these will be subject to the usual search process.

An Ashton Gate spokesman said: “The searching process will always be subject to change and whilst there is no specific threat to any Sports Ground, we must ensure that we remain vigilant and the message to spectators is to ‘Be Alert not Alarmed’.”

If larger bags are brought to the stadium, they will be subject to a thorough search, with a bag and tag procedure in place.