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Important information for Gillingham match

16 November 2021

Club News

Important information for Gillingham match

16 November 2021

FA Cup football is back at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium tonight as we host Gillingham in a first round replay.

The kick-off time for this evening's fixture is 7.45pm to decide which team will progress into the second round to play AFC Wimbledon.

This guide is for supporters who are attending the match and includes some useful information ahead of visiting.

There have been lots of pre-paid tickets bought for the game with a large number due to be collected. Fans are therefore encouraged to arrive early to pick up tickets - please do not leave this until a short time before kick-off.

You can still buy tickets for the match online, while the ticket office is also open during the day for sales.


Pre-paid tickets for the Autovillage Stand, Paddock, Tunnel and Prestbury Road End can be collected from the matchday collection point at the Portakabin in the car park next to the bowling club.

Tickets for the Colin Farmer Stand can be collected from a collection point located just outside the Parklands turnstiles. We advise fans to arrive early to collect these as we are expecting this area to be busy in the lead up to kick-off.

Away supporters can collect tickets from the entrance to the Hazlewoods Stand where they'll be located during the game.


The best and cheapest way to purchase tickets for all home matches is in advance of matchday. For those supporters wishing to buy on the day the following sales points will be open:

Autovillage Stand - seats for these areas of the stadium can be purchased from the ticket office.

Colin Farmer Stand - tickets can be bought on the day for the Colin Farmer Stand from a new ticket point outside the Parklands turnstiles.

Terrace tickets - standing tickets in the Prestbury Road End, Paddock, Tunnel and Canteen enclosures will be on sale from the matchday sales point in the Portakabin in the car park.

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 night in the lead up to kick-off.


The club is currently in the process of constructing a purpose built wheelchair platform which will soon be in place. Until the new platform is operational there is a temporary wheelchair viewing area at the other end of the Main Stand next to the Prestbury Road End. Please note, however, that this temporary area is uncovered.


The main bar will be open before and after the match serving drinks and snacks as before - card payments will be accepted. Once again it has been extended into the car park to increase the space available.

Supporters will no longer be able to exit the ground at half time to access the bar.

Fans can also enjoy the popular new food offering in the car park - the Robins Retreat - which is open before the match and post-game too.


You can purchase a copy of this evening's match programme from around the stadium at a price of £2.


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 are hoping to get the result that will see us progress this evening and are looking forward to your support at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.


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