It's matchday at Cheltenham Town and it's another big League One fixture as the Robins prepare to host Ipswich.
Kick-off this evening is at 7.45pm and fans can still purchase tickets for tonight's game online as well as from the ticket office.
Fans are recommended to leave good time before kick-off to pick up pre-paid tickets, or if they are electing to buy on matchday.
The club has gone cashless on the turnstiles on matchday. You still can pay with cash though inside the stadium at food outlets and when purchasing match programmes.
Please find below a useful guide to attending the game regarding ticketing, car parks, refreshments and covid-19 measures.
PRE-PAID TICKET COLLECTIONS
We have installed a new Portakabin in the car park at the ground next to the bowling club. A window at one end of the Portakabin will be available for collection of pre-paid tickets for all HOME areas of the ground. Please note there is no facility for ticket collections on the Colin Farmer Stand side of the ground at present.
The Portakabin is open from 6.30pm this evening.
MATCH DAY TICKET SALES
The best and cheapest way to purchase tickets for all home matches is in advance of match day. For those supporters wishing to buy on the day the following sales points will be open:
Seat tickets - Main Stand and Colin Farmer Stand seats will be available to buy from the ticket office
Terrace tickets - Standing tickets in the Speedy Skips Stand, Paddock, Tunnel and Canteen enclosures will be on sale from the new Portakabin
Either cash or credit/debit card will be accepted. There will no longer be any payment accepted at the turnstiles.
The ticket office is open all day in the lead up to kick-off.
MAIN STAND WHEELCHAIR BAY
As the 'patio area' is no longer available as a wheelchair bay the club has commissioned drawings for a new purpose built wheelchair platform. Until this new platform is operational there will be a temporary wheelchair viewing area at the other end of the Main Stand next to the Speedy Skips Stand. Please note, however, that this temporary area is uncovered.
The car park is now completely full for tonight's match. Normally there are a small number of car park tickets on sale to supporters but these must be booked in advance of the match day.
The main bar will be open before and after the match serving drinks and snacks as before. There is no longer any requirement for table only service and card payments will be accepted. The Premier Suite has now been re-furbished and will be used as an additional sponsorship suite this season. Part of the reason for this is because the former sponsorship suite on the top floor of the Main Stand has now been converted into hospitality boxes.
Although most of the strict COVID-19 protocols have now been lifted, the club is still required to have a 'Red Zone' at the ground and the players/coaching staff are still maintained within their own training and playing 'bubble'. This means that the pitch, tunnel, patio area and players entrance are all strictly out of bounds to all but cleared personnel. Social distancing from players/coaching staff is also to be maintained. The club's Safety Certificate has been updated for the new season and Gloucestershire County Council, the issuing authority, make the following recommendations for attending matches:
• Use hand sanitizer stations at ground
• Maintain social distance from others not in your group as far as possible
• Wear face masks when entering via turnstiles, indoor concourses/refreshment areas, when leaving the ground and any crowded areas (apply personal preference to remove whilst seated)
• Follow stewards instructions and any social distancing signage when moving around, exiting the stadium and using toilet facilities etc.
• Consider taking a lateral flow test on day of game
• Don’t attend if you have symptoms or told to self-isolate
• Listen for any Covid 19 related PA announcements
Please note that proof of vaccination or proof of a negative COVID test will not be required for you to attend.
We look forward to welcoming you to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium for tonight's fixture and as always massively appreciate your support.