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Gate Guide - La Rochelle

Bristol Bears welcome La Rochelle to Ashton Gate Stadium in Round three of the European Rugby Challenge Cup on Saturday, December 8th (3pm KO).

Here’s your easy guide for what to expect, if you’re heading to BS3.


10:00am - Coffee Shop & Bristol Sport store open

10:00am - Matchday ticket office open (Phonelines open between 10am - 1pm)

11:00am - Sports Bar Open

12:00pm - Fan Village Open

1:30pm - Turnstiles open

2:30pm - Team announcements

3:00pm - Kick-off

5.30pm - Post match Q&A in clubhouse


The Dolman Stand, Lansdown Stand lower tier and South Stand are open for the game. The Atyeo and upper Lansdown stands are both closed.


Tickets are still available for the match online, with pay on the day also available. This fixture is included in your season card while U12 tickets are available for £1.

Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 10am - 1pm on matchday.



Bristol Bears interactive matchday programmes, which can be activated using the official club mobile app, are available from each of the concession stands inside the stadium.


Supporters can enjoy a revamped matchday experience at Ashton Gate this season, with a number of new additions to the stadium’s offering.

  • Bars outside in fan village, plus beer caddies
  • New food and beverage offerings in concourse
  • Live bands pre and post-game
  • Launch of new branded sports bar and clubhouse
  • Two pint plastic cups return to Ashton Gate

Find out more about our revamped matchday experience by clicking here.


The Ashton Gate Fan Village opens at 12pm and fans will see the band Talking Bird Collective live between 1:45pm - 2:45pm as well as being able to experience a variety of food and drinks from concessions.

Toilets for the fan village are situated in the South Stand.


The clubhouse and newly branded sports bar will be open for supporters after full-time, with live music from Billy Driscoll and Q&As with players and coaches.


The Bristol Sport Rewards scheme, delivering Rewards cash to be redeemed across merchandise at the stadium, is set to be rolled out ahead of the 2018/19 season.

Rewards will be available to Season Card holders, Members and annual hospitality holders, offering Rewards cash to supporters, which can be spent exclusively on merchandise both online and in the Bristol Sport Store.

Supporters can earn between 2% and 5% Rewards cash for each additional home game ticket purchased, as well as for any merchandise bought online or in store (10% Rewards cash for season card holders and 5% for members).

Ashton Gate discounts for Season Card holders (10%) and Members (5%) remain in place in the concourses and concessions, but don’t forget, season and membership cards will need to be scanned at point of sale in order to claim the discount.


Supporters are urged to get to the Gate early, and information regarding travel can be found here.