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Gate Guide: Doncaster Knights

Unbeaten Bristol Rugby host Doncaster Knights in the second round of the B&I Cup 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.

Bristol Sport Foundation has teamed up St Monica Trust, The Anchor Society and LinkAge Bristol to launch the Active Ageing project - a fully inclusive programme, building on existing provisions and developing new opportunities to encourage people aged 55 and over to become and stay active.

Sunday will see demonstrations of a range of walking sports, including walking rugby, walking badminton, walking basketball and walking netball in and around the stadium.

Find out more by clicking here.

TICKETS

A large walk up is expected on Sunday morning, with over 6,000 tickets sold so far. This fixture is included in the season card package.

The match is pay on the day, with tickets also available online and over the phone. To purchase on the day, call Supporter Services between 10am-12pm, or visit the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - from 10am.

Up to 2,500 pupils at schools in Bristol and the surrounding areas associated with the club's Academy and Community Foundation have been offered free tickets for the Ashton Gate fixture.

SPECIAL OFFERS:

Two-pinters of Thatcher’s Gold, Thatcher's Dry, Fosters and Butcombe will be available from the concessions for just £8. Meanwhile, two-pinters of Heineken and Guinness will be sold for £9. 

Two-pinters of Thatcher's Haze, Old Rascal and Big Apple will be available for £8 in the Thatcher's Bar.

PARKING & TRAVEL

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

For full information about travel, click here.

SPORTS BAR & PIZZERIA

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

Popular entertainer Daz will be performing before and after in the Fan Village after Sunday's clash.

STORE

The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 10am. Home and away kits are in stock.

CLUBHOUSE

A new post-match area, in the concourse area connected to the Sports Bar, will be open after the final whistle as a place to mingle, as well 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.

As well as the usual selling points, programmes will be available for purchase in S2, S3 and D1 concessions. 

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.