The month of October gets underway with a match against one of last season's Championship sides, Rotherham United, at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium on Saturday.
Kick-off against the Millers is at 3pm and this guide is for supporters attending the match to point them in the right direction when visiting.
It's strongly recommended that you buy tickets in advance. By purchasing before midnight on Friday you can save £2 on matchday prices. Buy online or from the ticket office.
The Jonny-Rocks Stadium is now also cashless at the turnstiles.
You can read more about this weekend's game in our upcoming match preview here on the club website.
PRE-PAID TICKET COLLECTIONS
Pre-paid tickets for the Autovillage Stand, Paddock, Tunnel and Speedy Skips Stand 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 new 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.
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:
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 Speedy Skips Stand, 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 day in the lead up to kick-off. Fans have until 12pm to buy online.
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 Saturday'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 - card payments will be accepted. Once again it has been extended into the car park to increase the space available.
There will also be an exciting new food offering for fans in the car park ahead of the match.
The Premier Suite has now been refurbished 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.
For supporters who have ordered a copy of 'All Your Dreams Are Made' - the book detailing our League Two title winning campaign last season, you can pick these up from outside the club shop on Saturday.
They will be available to collect from outside the shop, or inside depending on the weather, from 1.30pm to kick-off and then for 30 minutes after the full time whistle.
You can purchase a copy of Saturday's match programme from around the stadium at a price of £3.
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 looking forward to an entertaining afternoon of football and to hosting our supporters and those travelling from Rotherham at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium.