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Gate Guide: Stade Francais (European Challenge Cup)

Bristol Bears take on Stade Francais in the European Challenge Cup on Saturday (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 (phone lines 10am-1pm)

11:00am - Sports Bar open

12:00pm - Fan Village open

1:30pm - Turnstiles open

2:00pm - Team announcements

3:00pm - Kick-off


The Lansdown Stand lower tier, South Stand and Dolman Stands are open for the game. The Atyeo Stand is closed. The fixture is included in your 2019/20 season card.

Ashton Gate will be introducing a phased rollout on Saturday, December 7th.

The rollout aims to improve service times during peak periods on matchdays and shorter service periods such as half-time.

This cashless system will include many concessions throughout the concourses, the Fan Village and hospitality areas.


Bristol Sport Ticketing phone lines will be open from 10am - 1pm on matchday, while pay on the day is  available.



Bristol Bears matchday programmes are available from each of the concession stands inside the stadium.

Fan radios are also available from the Bristol Sport Store, costing £10.


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

The Jolly Hog have opened a concession, as well as a 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 a pint offering. These offers are available between 1:30pm - 2:00pm.


The external matchday Fan Village has 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 will be fitted with a new state of the art speed pour system. 

The Fan Village will be in operation from 12pm, with a raft of food and drink on offer, with the drinks concessions offering a fully cashless option.


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


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