Rovers welcome Southend United to The Memorial Stadium on Saturday.
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 Southend United on Saturday 9th 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 www.brfcdirect.co.uk.
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 www.firstgroup.com/bristolrovers.
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. West Ham United 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.
Nick Tanner and some of his former Rovers team mates, including Purnell, Penrice and Steve White, will be in the Bristol Room (12:30pm-2:30pm), where he will be selling and signing copies of his book so pop along and meet him and maybe pick up the book as a Christmas present for the football fan in your life/family.
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.
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.
Please be aware that the bar located in the South West corner of the ground is currently closed.
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. The stars of the future from Bristol Rovers Academy Under 11’s will be introduced to the fans.
4.50pm: On the final whistle, the Clubhouse Bar re-opens with Screen Soccer Highlights on the big screens before the bar closes.
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 £5 for under-16s. To purchase tickets online please visit www.brfctickets.com.