Take a look at what's going on at the Memorial Stadium as we host Chesterfield
Rovers welcome Chesterfield to The Memorial Stadium on Saturday, the teams last met at The Mem on 26th October 2013 with a crowd of 5,667.
The teams played out a dull draw that extended both sides' winless runs in League Two. John-Joe O'Toole shot over for Rovers before Eoin Doyle missed two superb chances for the visitors. Spirerites striker Gary Roberts then forced a save from Steve Mildenhall, before Doyle received a second yellow for fouling Alefe Santos.
We are expecting a crowd in excess of 9,000, therefore please arrive in good time to avoid queues.
Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Chesterfield on Saturday 18th March 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
10.00am: 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: The Clubhouse Bar opens for Home supporters on a first come, first served basis. West Brom v Arsenal showing live on the big screens.
11.00amIrene’s Kitchen Restaurant will be open in the Bristol Room, serving hot food from chips, burgers, hot dogs, pasties, pulled pork rolls and lots more.
12noon: Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to kick-off at 3pm for supporters looking to buy home & away tickets or collect tickets for today’s game. Coventry tickets will be available to purchase.
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.
Home fans in the South, South West, West Enclosure and Family Terrace will have access to a bar located in the South West corner of the ground.
There are a variety of food and drink outlets at the ground. Proper Cornish Pasties are a fans favourite, and the kiosks serve a selection of hot and cold food and also has vegetarian options.
3pm: Kick-off! It’s time to back Darrell Clarke’s team to victory. C’mon You Blues! The match ball will be delivered by a member of the Bristol Rovers Ability FC.
3.45pm: At Half time, Nick Day will be your host for the interval. Listen out for the 50-50 and Helpline Draw. The Bristol Rovers Futsal team recently won the national championship and will be introduced to the crowd.
4.50pm: On the final whistle, the Clubhouse Bar re-opens with the England 6 Nations Rugby and 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.
Simply visit www.brfctickets.com , select your area and add your tickets to the shopping basket.