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What's On: Bristol Rovers v Sunderland

22 February 2019

Club News

What's On: Bristol Rovers v Sunderland

22 February 2019

Your match day guide to tomorrow's encounter with Sunderland at the Mem.

Rovers welcome Sunderland to The Memorial Stadium on Saturday. Please note kick off is 3:00pm.

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

Please note this match is ALL TICKET and no tickets will be available on match day.

Here’s your match day schedule for Bristol Rovers v Sunderland on Saturday 23rd February 2019. 

9.00am: The Club Superstore 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. 

11.00amClubhouse Bar opens for Rovers supporters on a first-come, first-served basis. Burnley v Tottenham showing live on the big screens. 

11.00am: Ticket Office opens and will remain open right up to half time for supporters looking to buy tickets for the Checkatrade, future away tickets, and 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.

An area has been made available in the West Stand Car Park, adjacent the North West Enclosure turnstiles. The Family Zone activity area – a tuck shop, face painting and surprise visits from Captain Gas to look forward to. 

1:30pmStadium opens

Inside the ground, Families are welcome In the North West Terrace or South West Stand, 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.

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.


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

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

5.00pm: On the final whistle, the bars will be open showing West Brom v Sheffield United.

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