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Gate Guide: Nottingham

Unbeaten Bristol Rugby host Nottingham as Championship rugby returns to Ashton Gate on Saturday (12.30pm KO).

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


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

The Atyeo Stand will not be open on rugby matchdays.


A large walk up is expected on Saturday morning, with over 6,000 tickets sold so far.

It's Kid A Quid, with U12 tickets available for £1 in all areas of the ground. For information, click here.

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 9am-10.30am, or visit the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - from 9am.


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

For full information about travel, click here.


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.

Stay after the Bristol game and enjoy the England vs Samoa clash on largest indoor pub screen in the country, followed by Wales vs New Zealand.


The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 9am. Supporters can take advantage of a special Black Friday sale online and in store at the Bristol Sport Store this weekend.

From 9am this Friday, November 24th until midnight on Monday November 27th everything in store and online will be reduced by 20%.

Supporters who purchase in store can also take advantage of their usual discounts on top of the 20% meaning Season Card PLUS members can save 35%.


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.


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. 


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.