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Matchday schedule: All the important timings you need for AFC Bournemouth v Stoke City

Posted: Fri 12 Feb 2016
Author: afcb.co.uk

We want AFC Bournemouth supporters to get the best out of their matchday experience at Vitality Stadium.

Here is a schedule of what's going on, what's open when and some important timings for supporters to be aware of ahead of the Barclays Premier League clash with Stoke City.

TIMINGS

9:00am TICKET OFFICE AND CLUB STORE OPEN
Looking to collect your tickets or purchase something from the club shop? Supporters can do so from 9:00am on a matchday, the ticket office is located next to the main reception. The club store is open, with new Mother's Day stock in in case you want an early purchase. All the usual merchandise is available, including kids socks which are now fully in stock.

11:00 1910 BAR OPENS
Want a drink before the game? The 1910 bar is open for home and away supporters and is located next to the press entrance in the C4L main stand.

12:00 FOOD KIOSK OPEN
The 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, with our home made pies are great and you should definitely try the burgers – made by our butcher to our own recipe and including our own, secret recipe sauce.

12.30 DC LOUNGE OPEN
The DC Lounge, located within the East Stand, offers the opportunity for disabled supporters to meet before the game, purchase a Matchday programme and enjoy refreshments. It will open at 12.30.

12.30 FANZONE OPEN
At 12.30, our popular Junior Fanzone is open! Young supporters able to enjoy the pre-match entertainment, which includes facepainting, Xbox as well as games activities and competitions.

Sponsored by Broomhill Garden Buildings, the Fanzone is located in the concourse under the Family Stand and is open before every Saturday home game. For more info click here.

12.30 HAREWOOD COLLEGE PARKING OPENS
If you need parking prior to the game, Harewood College is the place to go. The car park will be manned by a steward until kick-off and the charge is just £2 to park. The college is a 15 minute walk to the ground.

The post code for Harewood College is BH7 6NZ.

13.45 TURNSTILES OPEN
Supporters can take their seats in the ground from 13.45.

14.00 FANZONE CLOSES
The fanzone will close for the game an hour before kick-off.

14.00 TEAM NEWS
At 2:00pm, Eddie Howe's team will be announced. Be the first to see it on the club's official Twitter page and official Facebook page, as well as afcb.co.uk.

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

14.45 PLAYER OF THE MONTH FOR JANUARY ANNOUNCED
Who won your vote for the Michael Matthews Cherries' Player of the Month? We'll present the award pitch-side to the winner.

15.00 KICK-OFF
Hopefully the Cherries start their way to three points!

15.45 HALF-TIME AND CHERRIES COMMUNITY FUND DRAW
Make sure you get your matchday draw tickets today – not only do you get the chance to win great cash prizes, but, as the proceeds go to support local projects, you have the opportunity to positively affect the lives of people in your own community. For more info on the Cherries Community Fund, click here. 

17:30 HAREWOOD COLLEGE PARKING CLOSES
To those who park at Harewood college, the premises will close at 17.30.

18:30 1910 bar closes 
The 1910 bar, located next to the press entrance, closes at 18:30.