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Matchday schedule: AFC Bournemouth v Swansea City - What's going on ahead of kick off

Posted: Sat 18 Mar 2017
Author: afcb.co.uk

What's open when ahead of the 5.30pm kick off at Vitality Stadium

Premier League action is back for the second consecutive week at Vitality Stadium.

So, here is a schedule of what's going on around the ground against Swansea City, with a later 5.30pm kick off.

9am TICKET OFFICE AND SUPERSTORE OPEN
Supporters looking to purchase Chelsea home tickets can do so from 9am. The Superstore is also open where you can get hold of all of the reduced home, away and third shirts – which have a massive 50% off!

9pm SOUTH STAND CAR PARK OPENS
It's just £1 to park in the South Stand car park, but please do be aware that it does fill up usually 75 minutes before kick-off and it will generally take half an hour to clear post-match. We will keep you updated across our social media channels as to when the car park is full.

Open from 3.00pm, Harewood College is also another good place to leave your car. The car park will be manned by a steward until kick off and it's entirely free to park. The postcode is BH7 6NZ - around a 10 minute walk across the park.

Another good alternative is the Sovereign Shopping Centre car park, which has 24 hour access and is approximately a ten minute walk to the ground.

The post code for Sovereign car park is BH1 4SX and the cost is £2 for 4 hours parking.

Both Harewood and Sovereign Centre parking have the advantage of missing out on the post-match congestion around the ground. 

Wherever you plan to park please can you be respectful of our neighbours, do not park on corners or across driveways and adhere to parking restrictions.  Local residents do have direct access to local authority parking attendants and police to report infringements.

2.30pm NORTH STAND FOOD KIOSK OPEN
The north stand food kiosk opens for hot food, cold and hot drinks up until kick-off.  The kiosk will be stocking our full range of hot food, including our homemade pies and you should try the burgers – made by our butcher to our own recipe and including our own, secret recipe sauce. 

2.30pm  1910 BAR OPENS 
Want a drink or food before the game? The 1910 bar is open for home supporters and is located next to the press entrance in the C4L main stand. Please present your season ticket or match ticket upon entry.

3.00pm JUNIOR FANZONE IS BACK
The Junior Fanzone returns can be found in the concourse under the Broomhill Garden Buildings Family Stand and will be open before every Saturday home game.

Youngsters up to the age of 16 will be able enjoy a variety of pre-match entertainment including balloon artists, face painting and an XBOX One with FIFA 17, as well as games, activities and competitions.

Members of the first team and Cherry Bear will also make regular appearances in the build-up to kick-off.

3.00pm DC LOUNGE OPENS
The DC Lounge, located within the East Stand, offers the opportunity for home and away disabled supporters to meet before the game, purchase a matchday programme and enjoy refreshments.  

We have introduced a matchday quiz so fans can pit their wits against each other and team sheets get delivered approximately half an hour before kick-off too. 

4pm MATCHDAY DRAW TICKETS ON SALE 
Make sure you get your Cherries Community Draw tickets– not only do you get the chance to win great cash prizes, but, as the proceeds go to the Cherries Community Fund to support local projects. You can positively affect the lives of people in your own community. 

4.30pm TURNSTILES OPEN
Supporters can take their seats in the ground from 2pm.

4.30pm TEAM NEWS
An hour before kick-off, Eddie Howe's side will be announced for the fixture. Be the first to see it on the club's official Twitter page and official Facebook page, as well as afcb.co.uk.

4.45pm PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT
Our pre-match entertainment will begin, with interviews with players, montages on the big screen much more taking place around pitchside.

5.30pm KICK OFF
The Cherries kick off against Swansea City! Also, don’t miss the half time entertainment, where members of our 1986/87 title winning side will be paraded on the pitch and interviewed pitchside.