One young supporter makes his voice heard at the Goldsands Stadium.
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Goldsands Stadium has much to offer young supporters and their families.
Check the big discounts on match tickets for Junior Cherries (up to 50% and free for U8s) and great family ticket prices available by clicking here. We currently offer half season tickets in family packages, including half a seasons football for an adult and a child for just £120.
We offer great value family ticket prices for 2 adults/2 U-16s starting at just £46, but contact the ticket office on 0844 576 1910 for details of other family group prices. Keep an eye on our ticket offers section on the website too for any special prices or offers such as our games designated for key worker family discounts which are open to both home and away supporters.
Membership for the Junior Cherries is just £6 and unlocks great benefits such as a free shirt presented on your 8th birthday, the chance to be a mascot at a home match, AFCB Store discount, events with our players, exclusive partner discounts, to name a few. You also get your own newsletter each month with offers, competitions and news. Click here to download a membership form.
There is lots to do when you arrive at the ground on a matchday.
If you haven’t got your tickets, its best to buy them as soon as you arrive to avoid the queues that may form nearer kick-off.
For away supporters, entry to our East Stand away area is usually by cash on the gate and we don’t currently have any cash point facilities on site so you will need to make sure you arrive with cash (£20 adults/£11 concessions). If arrangements are different we will notify your club in advance. Gates open at 1.45 p.m.
Click here for useful information on parking, especially in relation to after the game.
Most of the action on a matchday – apart from on the pitch - takes place around the Main Stand:-
The AFCB Store has been extended recently so check out the new layout plus the big variety of items on offer – lots of things for pocket money to be spent on and well as a full range of replica and sports wear. The shop is also a good place to pick up your programme.
The Legends Cafe is open from early morning for coffee, breakfast, lunch and a wide range of drinks and even ice cream. Pre-match this is available to both home supporters and to away family groups.
Home supporters can use the 1910 Club on production of their season or home match ticket. This serves bar meals and usually has a special offer on beer pre-match. Sky Sports is shown in both.
New this season for Saturday matchdays is the Junior Fanzone which every U16 should definitely visit. Open from 12.30pm, its free and can be found between the AFCB Store and the ticket office. We have games, activities, competitions, xbox and balloons. Plus Cherry Bear and some of our players visit regularly so come along and join in. We have Sky Sports for the grown-ups plus special offers on food and drinks which is also bound to keep them happy.
AFC Bournemouth offer a special meal deal for all Junior Cherries. For just £2.50 per-child, the offer includes a packet of McCoys crisps, a chocolate bar, a mini-juice or still water and a sausage roll or hotdog.
At half-time on most Saturdays we have penalty shoot-outs for our young fans, so don’t be shy to put yourself forward for these ... its good fun for everyone and a great memory to keep.
If a match day falls on or near a birthday or a special treat is in order, you can book our matchday football party package which includes a stadium tour, football or sport coaching and games, use of the Junior Fanzone and your match ticket. To find out more click here or telephone 0844 576 1910.
Or you can be a match day mascot, meet the players for autographs, warm up on the pitch, lead the team out and have your photo taken to keep and to go in our next match day programme. For more details visit here.
Other things for young fans
If you are part of a youth organisation i.e. scout or brownie group or a youth football team we can offer a great day out for you, your team and some grown-ups with our experience package. This allows up to 30 U16s to be flag bearers to welcome the teams onto the pitch and includes some great ticket prices for the whole group. Call 0844 676 1910 to find out more or click here.
You can have your birthday party at the club with your friends, click here for more details.
Our Community Sports Trust engages with approximately 2,500 children and young people every week. The CST provides a wide range of activities from holiday soccer and sports schools, to pre and after-school clubs as well as working with a wide range of people from our local community in education and welfare as well as football and other sports.
The AFCB Community Sports Trust does some excellent work within our local community. Please click here to find out more.