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What's On: Bristol Rovers v Doncaster Rovers

21 December 2017

Take a look at your matchday schedule for the visit of Doncaster Rovers this weekend.

Rovers welcome Doncaster Rovers to The Memorial Stadium on Saturday. 

There are a number of events planned to celebrate the festive period at the Memorial Stadium this weekend. Prior to kick-off, EA Sports Hub will be entertaining supporters of all ages, giving supporters the chance to play FIFA 18.

After the game, there will be a Christmas themed party in the Clubhouse bar, as Frankie Johns will be provding a mix of reggae music between 5pm and 7:30pm.

We are expecting a crowd in excess of 8,500, therefore please arrive in good time to avoid queues. 

Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Doncaster Rovers on Saturday 23rd December 2017.

9.00am: The Club Shop opens for business with a wide range of items. Check out our full range on our retail website 

09.00am: Car parking at the stadium opens to season permit holders, where car park attendants will direct car parking. Spaces are not available on a match-by-match basis. Roads in the immediate vicinity of the stadium are not subject to any parking prohibitions on match days, however drivers are asked to park sensibly and not obstruct resident’s driveways/access. 

We recommend travelling to the Memorial Stadium by bus, this has never been easier we have seven services which stop close to the ground and then it's just a short walk further details can be found at

11:00am Irene’s Kitchen Restaurant will be open in the Bristol Room, serving hot food from Bacon Baguettes, Sausage Baguettes, Chips, Burgers, Pulled Pork Baps, Fajitas and lots more.

11.00am: Clubhouse Bar opens for Rovers supporters on a first-come, first-served basis. Everton v Chelsea showing live on the big screens. Supporters will also have access to the outside bar, which will hopefully help minimise delays that may have occurred in the past.

12noon: Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to kick-off at 3pm for supporters looking to buy future home & away tickets or collect tickets for today’s game.

1:00pm: Fan Zone Opens

The Young Pirates & Community Trust Family Zone will be open, housed in the West Stand Car Park, which provides an area where families can relax and enjoy pre-match activities in a safe and secure environment.

A fenced off area has been made available in the West Stand Car Park, adjacent the Family Enclosure turnstiles. The Family Zone activity area – has a Penalty Shoot-out competition, football play areas, a tuck shop, face painting and surprise visits from players (between 2pm-2.30pm) and Captain Gas to look forward to. 

The EA Hub vehicle will be at The Mem, gamers of all ages will have a chance to play FIFA 18.

1.30pm: Stadium opens

Inside the ground Families are welcome In the Bristol Post Family Terrace, there is a food kiosk where you can buy food and drinks. Captain Gas will make an appearance before kick-off.

Don’t forget to buy your 50-50 tickets to be in with a chance to win a substantial cash prize. Tickets will be available throughout the stadium before kick-off with the draw taking place at half-time. Look out for our Bristol Rovers Supporters Club 50-50 volunteers around the stadium 

Supporters will also be able to pick up the official Matchday Programme, The Pirate, for a price of only £3.

 The bar located in the South West corner of the ground will be closed, however will re-open from 1st January 2018 versus Portsmouth. 

There are a variety of food and drink outlets at the ground. Popular new supplier Piglets Pantry will be stocked alongside fans favourite Proper Cornish Pasties, and the kiosks serve a selection of hot and cold food and also has vegetarian options.

3:00pm: Kick-off! It’s time to back Darrell Clarke’s team to victory. C’mon You Blues!

3.45pm: At Half time, Nick Day will be your host for the interval. Listen out for the 50-50 &Helpline draws. 

4.50pm: On the final whistle, the Clubhouse Bar re-opens with Screen Soccer Highlights on the big screens, along with LIVE MUSIC before the bar closes.

Frankie Johns will be on hand to entertain supporters after the game. Frankie has been entertaining for over 20 years and in 2009 registered as a help for heroes fundraiser, in 2013 he set himself a challenge to collect 1 million pennies and in November this year the challenge was completed, making him a finalist for the pride of Britain awards.

This year Frankie also started to add the Simply Ska disco to his entertainment playing the sounds of two tone, Rude boy, Reggae, Jamaican, Ska plus Sounds from the Skinhead Dancehall 68-74 and Trojan Label. Frankie will be in the Clubhouse Bar between 5pm and 7:30pm. 

Don’t miss any of the action and buy your tickets now to back The Gas at The Mem. Tickets are available, priced from £16 for adults, from £14 for 16-21 and from £1 for under-16s. 

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