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Matchday Guide: Tickets left for Dons versus Shrews

All you need to know ahead of Saturday's game

28 January 2022

The Dons take on Shrewsbury Town in a crucial clash tomorrow - and tickets are still available to show your support for Robbo's boys.

Former Dons player Steve Cotterill brings his Shrews side to the Cherry Red Records Stadium with vital points up for grabs.

Your support can help the men in blue and yellow to extend the gap to the bottom four by earning a valuable three points.

Book a ticket online .

Tickets will also be available to buy on the day (adjacent to the club shop). 

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

Man of the Match

Our ever popular post-match presentation is back! Join our very own Ivor Heller from approximately 5.30 pm. It will be held behind 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

Tomorrow’s game will see us trial a brand new app which will help you enjoy your half-time pint - without spending 15 minutes stuck in a queue.

Yes, the days of missing the second half kick-off really will be a thing of the past by downloading the innovative SwipeStation.

The mobile app 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?

The new service will run on a pilot basis for the next five matches, starting with tomorrow’s game against Shrewsbury.

For the 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 food businesses. The food trucks that will be at the game against Shrewsbury 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 1pm and it is advised that you arrive as early as possible. 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.

Below is a colour-coded map of the stadium entrances to help fans find their allocated point of entry.

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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. The map below highlights the hospitality blocks and lounges.

 

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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 currently 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. Fans who turn up on the day with only cash will be able to purchase vouchers in denominations of £10 at the matchday magazine stalls and the club shop, which can then be used to buy food and drinks in the concessions.

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.

The map below shows the location of the Food Park, Pub, Club Shop, and the Kids Zone.

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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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