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Matchday Guide: Get your ticket to cheer on the Dons

All you need to know ahead of the big game

25 February 2022

The Dons will be aiming to round off February on a high by getting the better of Doncaster Rovers - and tickets are still available for this crucial clash.

We need more of your fantastic support to lift Robbo's boys to a vital victory and there's been a real squad boost for the important match with Jack Rudoni, Ayoub Assal, and Alex Woodyard all back in contention. 

Book a ticket online .

Tickets will also be available to buy on the day from the Ry (East) Stand ticket booth. The Cherry Red Records Stadium will open to our supporters at 1.00 pm and you can buy tickets from this time onwards. 

Show us more of that famous Dons support and cheer on the boys to victory!

Watch Six Nations clash in the Phoenix

There's no need to go elsewhere to watch the big England versus Wales rugby match! We will be showing the game (4.45 pm kick-off) on multiple screens in the pub, so come along and join us.

Level Playing Field

Our players will wear warm-up T-shirts and coaching staff will sport LPF badges for Saturday's game, which is our designated annual match to support this great cause.

AFC Wimbledon are proud to be supporting Level Playing Field’s ‘Week of Action’ campaign from Saturday 26 February to Sunday 13 March, which aims to showcase the good work being done by clubs and organisations to improve accessibility and inclusion across all sports.

See our previous article for more details. 

New app 

AFC Wimbledon is proud to become one of the first clubs in the world to launch a brand-new app designed specifically to help fans with additional needs when they come to a game.

For some supporters, in particular those with autism, the large crowds, loud cheering, floodlights, sights and sounds synonymous with a match-day can induce significant anxiety that stops many from attending.

To help tackle this, we have teamed up with picturepath, who have produced a digital timeline that enables fans who might typically struggle in a heightened sensory environment.

The app reduces sensory stress by seeing, planning and preparing each stage of a matchday visit - helping fans to better manage their expectations as they come to the ground and therefore help reduce their anxiety.

By using images of key areas within our stadium - such as entrances, routes to seats, toilets, catering and hospitality - the app builds a visual timeline which fans can then follow to guide them through their visit.

Download the app on Google Play or Android by using the following link .

Man of the Match

Our ever popular post-match presentation is back! Join our very own Ivor Heller after the game. It will be held at the South London Movers Stand (next to the pub entrance) with Ivor interviewing the star man, as selected by our match sponsors.

Beat the queues with the SwipeStation app

Do you want an easy way to get your matchday pint? 

Try our innovative SwipeStation app, which enables supporters to order a pint anywhere in the stadium before the game - and then collect it at a fast lane, either pre-match or at half-time.

That’s not all, either! The app even works offline, which means you can place an order without Wi-Fi connectivity. Obviously, the app does require initial connectivity to download, so why not do it at home before you come to the game?

For our trial period, we will be operating five SwipeStation machines in the Cappagh (West) Stand and two in the Ry (East) Stand.

Camden Pale Ale and Stella Artois will initially be the two drinks available on SwipeStation, although we’ll aim to expand the menu if the app proves to be popular.

Download SwipeStation from the App Store or Google Play and add your card details and email address (like you would for Uber, or to buy a drink in a pub!).

We have a downloadable user guide made for mobile phones, so take a look now and get ordering your pint for the match! There will also be five members of SwipeStation staff at the game tomorrow to offer you assistance.  

Food, Drinks and Pub

The food park will be open, offering several different types of cuisines from local businesses. The food trucks that will be at the game against Doncaster are the following: MYPIE, Traditional Jerk Chicken, Dough Shack, Vegan Express and Naked Chips. Fans are also permitted to bring water in a clear plastic bottle if they wish. However, no glass, cans, or metal bottles will be allowed. Thermos flasks are permitted.

All fans will have access to food and drink concessions around the stadium including the food park behind the Movers stand. Unfortunately due to fire regulations, fans in the Ry and Movers Stands will not have access to the first floor concessions in the Cappagh Stand. As a result, all fans seated in the Cappagh Stand will need to show their match ticket or have their hand stamped in order to get back to the first floor concourse.

The food trucks will stop serving at 6:30pm with last drink orders on the Movers Stand bar at the same time. The Phoenix pub will remain open after the game. The pub will also be serving spirits. Please note that the full range of spirits will be available from after the final whistle until closing time. Pre-mixed cans will be available prior to the final whistle.

Dons Local Action Group Food Collection Point

We will once again be organising collection points on Saturday with supporters invited to donate food to those less fortunate in the community. Masterminded by our award-winning Dons Local Action Group (DLAG), fans will be able to drop off tinned supplies - with an urgent need for tinned meat, tinned vegetables, tinned fish, tinned fruit, and tinned pulses. Food collection points will be located at every entrance into the stadium.

How to access the stadium

The Cherry Red Records Stadium will open for home fans from 1.00 pm and away supporters can arrive from 1.30pm onwards. Supporters must enter the stadium via their designated entrance for their stand which is indicated on their ticket. Additionally, fans will be required to go through security where bags may be searched.

All home fans will enter via the Plough Lane end of the stadium only. Please note that fans in the South London Movers Stand or Ry Stand can only enter via Gates 3, 4 and 5. Fans seated in the Cappagh Stand can only enter via Gate 2.

Away fans can only access the stadium by Gate 7, which is accessed via St Martin’s Way or Maskell Road.

For fans who have purchased matchday hospitality, please enter the stadium via Gate 1 which will open at 12pm. 

For a map of the stadium, see our Matchday Guide section.

Parking

There will be no parking on site (accessible spectators will be given separate guidelines). We recommend fans travel to the stadium by train, bus, or, if you are local, by simply walking to the ground. There will be no parking available at Garrett Business Park.

Cycle Store

The cycle store will be open tomorrow from midday until 6.00 pm, located behind the Ry Stand. Please note that all bikes MUST be collected before 6pm. Please note that there will be a steward at the cycle store, but fans leave their bikes stored at their own risk.

Bags

To help reduce queues at checkpoints, we ask fans not to bring bags into the Stadium where possible. If essential, then please only bring an A5 sized bag (21cm x 15 cm x 10cm) or a clear bag only. Large bags or suitcases (including cabin bags) are not permitted.

Cashless Stadium

We are now operating a semi cashless stadium. This means that most of the stadium will only accept card payments, apart from the club shop and matchday magazine sellers. 

The Club Shop

The club shop will be open on Saturday from 11:30am to 2:45pm before the game and from 5pm to 6pm after the game.

Kids Zone

The Kids Zone will be open on Saturday. Not only will fans be able to meet Haydon, our favourite Womble, there'll also be tons of fun activities such as colouring, Lego, Duplo and Stickle Brix - as well as an  inflatable football shooting game. The Kids Zone is positioned on the concourse behind the Family Section on the corner of the East and South stands. Specifically for kids aged between 5-12, it is open from 1.30pm to 2.45pm with activities organised on a rotation basis. Please note that children MUST be supervised by parents at all times.

Matchday Magazine

The matchday magazine can be purchased for £3 at the club shop and also inside each of our four stands. Sellers will also be positioned outside the Cappagh Stand entrance and along Plough Lane.

Reusable Cups

The club has implemented a reusable beer cup scheme to replace all single use plastic pint cups around the stadium. Once fans have finished their beer, they are required to put these cups within the reusable cup bins located around the stadium.


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