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Tom Tainton


Posted Thursday, March 22nd 2018

Gate Guide: Yorkshire Carnegie

Bristol Rugby host Yorkshire Carnegie in Round Nineteen of the Greene King IPA Championship on Friday (7.45pm 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 all supporters.

The Atyeo Stand will not be open on rugby matchdays. Turnstiles will be open from 6.15pm.


A large walk up is expected on Friday, with over 7,000 tickets sold so far.

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-5pm, or visit the Matchday Ticket Office - adjacent to the Atyeo statue - from 5pm.

Enjoy a cider and cheese hospitality package on Friday, supported by Thatchers and Wykes, which includes a bottle of Thatchers cider upon arrival, a two-course buffet, Wykes cheeseboard, half-time refreshments, live music from the Mangled Wurzels and a padded seat in the South Stand, all for just £65pp +VAT. For more info, click here.


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

For full information about travel, click here.


Fans will be asked if they would like to take part in a short travel survey. This should take less than 30 seconds. Fans can also take part on this website from the weekend.


The Fan Village will be in operation, with a raft of food and drink outlets, the Sports Bar will open its doors to supporters from 4pm, while Doughballers Pizzeria is open from 12pm. Rooted will be playing live before and after the game.


The Store at Ashton Gate will open from 9am. Supporters can take advantage of 40% discount instore and online on all rugby merchandise for the remainder of March.

For the entire month (until midnight on the 31st), there is a 40% discount on 2017/18 kit and training wear, with adult and junior sizes in stock.

Available while stocks last, no other discounts apply.


A 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 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.