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Gate Guide - Sale Sharks

Premiership Rugby returns to Ashton Gate on Friday night when Bristol Bears welcome Sale Sharks for the round three clash (7.45pm KO).

Here’s your easy guide for what to expect if you’re heading to the stadium:


9:00am - Coffee Shop & Bristol Sport store open

5:00pm - Sports Bar open

5:00pm - Fan Village open

5.00pm - Matchday ticket office open

6:00pm - Turnstiles open and big screen entertainment begins

6.30pm - Meet players in the Ashton Gate store

7:30pm - Team announcements

7:45pm - Kick-off


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

Bears Season Card holders are able to bring two friends for £10 each as part of a ‘Mates Rates’ ticket promotion.

Meanwhile, we have a special ticket offer for Bristol Bears Members who can take advantage of a £10 ticket in the Dolman wings or South Stand.*

Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 9am - 5pm on matchday and the deadline for the ticket promotion is 5pm.

Tickets are available online by clicking below and pay on the day is available.

Over 13,000 tickets have been sold so far, with a large walk up expected, so supporters are urged to arrive early.



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

  • Fans Village opposite the ticket office
  • Ashton Road main entrance (Lansdown)
  • Ashton Road main entrance (Dolman)
  • South Stand
  • Lansdown concourses

Gallagher Premiership rugby referee radios will be available from the Bristol Sport Store.


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

Inside the Ashton Gate Stadium concourses, we recently announced that The Jolly Hog has opened a concession, as well as a new Mexican kiosk opening and Chicago Town Pizza being served in the Lansdown concourse.

For those fans who are planning on getting to the Stadium early, make the most of our £4 pint offering between 6.15pm-7.15pm. Get to the Stadium early and experience our new offerings.

The reusable cups will also be on sale throughout the concourse bars and two-pinters are also available to buy, with collection points dotted around the stadium following the match.


The external matchday Fan Village will have a new and improved food and beverage offering which includes Fish & Chips, Burgers and Spanish cuisine from Los Hermanos as well as including a new bar, Boots and Balls, which is fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system.

The Fan Village will be in operation from 5pm, with a host of food and drink on offer, with the drinks concessions offering a fully cashless option.

Supporters are urged to take their seats in advance of kick off. Toilets for the fan village are situated in the South Stand.


We welcome a special guest, Paul Mitcheson, from the Movember campaign during the interval, whilst supporters are advised that the Fan Village will remain open at half-time for food and drink purchases.


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


Supporters are urged to get here early on Friday night. 

Your options for how to get to Ashton Gate are available here.

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