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What's On: Rovers v Gillingham

27 April 2018

Rovers welcome Gillingham to The Memorial Stadium on Saturday.

We are expecting a crowd in excess of 9,500, therefore please arrive in good time to avoid queues.

A limited number of South stand seats are available, however there are plenty of Terrace areas available where you can pay cash on the day through the turnstiles.

Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Gillingham on Saturday 28th April 2018.

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

9.00am:  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. Liverpool v Stoke City 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.

12pm: Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to kick-off at 3pm for supporters looking to buy match tickets & Southend 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 – a tuck shop, face painting and surprise visits from 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. Popular 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.

2:40pm: Presidents Club Young Player of the Season Presented by John Harding & Derek Segger
Presidents Club Young Player of the Season Presented by John Harding & Derek Segger

2:45pm: Bristol Rovers Community Trust will display the Bristol Life award for Charity of the Year 2018.

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.

Rovers Academy new U8 intakes will sign their first contracts with the club.
Development Squad to be presented with Southern Central League Trophy

4.50pm: On the final whistle, the players will come back out for a lap of appreciation.

5.30pm: PRIVATE ALL TICKET EVENT - Bristol Rovers Supporters Club awards.

· 5.45pm: Presentations take place in following order;
· Youth Team Player of the Year, presented by Jim Chappell.
· Clubman of the Year, presented by Jim Chappell.
· Young Player of the Year, presented by Jim Chappell.
· Goal of the Season, presented by Pete Gildersleve.
· Player of the Year, presented by Sharon Dunford.

6.00pm: Presentations over, Screen Soccer showing of match highlights.

6.30pm: Band commences playing for the rest of the evening until approx 9pm.


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. www.brfctickets.com


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