AFC Bournemouth welcome Arsenal to Vitality Stadium for our FA Cup game on Monday evening.
The game kicks off at 8pm and you are strongly advised to arrive at least one hour before kick-off to avoid any potential queues as all supporters and bags will be searched prior to entering the ground. Please do not bring a bag with you unless absolutely necessary.
Here’s a list of what is open at the stadium ahead of kick-off so that you can plan your matchday.
9am TICKET OFFICE OPEN
Supporters can collect their tickets for the Arsenal game from 9am at one of the collection windows.
Tickets for our next home game against Aston Villa are currently all issued, but returns will be made available from 11am on Friday 31st January. Tickets for AFC Bournemouth’s game against Chelsea are also all issued, while the home game with Crystal Palace will be going on sale to supporters with 30+ home points on Wednesday 29th January.
Tickets for our away match against Burnley are currently on sale to supporters with 7+ away points, whilst our fixture at Sheffield United is currently on sale to supporters with 1+ away point.
For sale and points information click here.
The ticket office will stay open for 20 minutes after the final whistle.
9am SUPERSTORE OPEN
Make the most of 20% off our Umbro training wear range! The Superstore will also remain open for 20 minutes after the final whistle.
4pm CAR PARK OPEN
The South Stand car park, behind the stadium, costs just £1 to park. It does fill up roughly 75 minutes prior to kick-off so arrive early and please be aware that it may take up to 45 minutes to clear after the game. You can also now leave via the south of the car park to exit Kings Park along Gloucester Road and miss the traffic along Kings Park Drive.
Alternative parking can be found at Sovereign Shopping Centre for £2 for four hours or £4 for 24 hours - here’s a link from google maps.
Any blue badge holders or other drivers who have previously parked along Kings Park Drive should note that there are now enforceable parking restrictions along that road. These have been requested to ensure a safer and quicker exit from the ground post-match. The parking restriction is enforceable by the local authority’s civil enforcement officers and can incur a fine of £70.
The club will try to accommodate any blue badge holders who may have previously used this section of the road in its South Stand car park, although this cannot be guaranteed. Thank you in advance for your support and co-operation with observing the new parking guidelines.
Any drivers who do not park in the available car parks should please respect local residents’ driveways and relevant parking restrictions. Enforcement officers are active on matchdays.
5pm 1910 BAR OPEN
This is located next to the media entrance in the Vitality Main Stand and is for home supporters only.
The bar is a great place to meet prior to the game but it does get busy, so bear this in mind as there may be a queue.
As well as our bar food range, you can also enjoy our bistro area with table service and a tasty variety of hot dishes freshly prepared. There is no need to book in advance, just arrive and wait to be seated.
The 1910 is open after the game for an hour and a half for drinks and to catch up on all of the day’s scores, while allowing the traffic from the ground to ease.
5pm GREAT ESCAPE BAR OPEN
The Great Escape Bar is a good outdoors alternative and is located outside the Superstore. Again available to home supporters, the bar serves a range of hot food and drinks. Last orders are at 7.15pm and the bar closes 15 minutes later. It does not re-open post-match.
5pm NORTH STAND KIOSK
Available prior to turnstiles opening for a wide range of hot food and soft/hot drinks – try our handmade pies – they’re very tasty as are our special recipe burgers.
5.30pm DC LOUNGE OPEN
This is open to both home and visiting disabled supporters pre-match and is based on the ground floor and first floor of the Vitality East Stand. Supporters can pit their wits in a Cherries quiz prior to kick-off, enjoy a free hot beverage and review the team sheets once available.
6.30pm TURNSTILES OPEN
Supporters can take their seats from 6.30pm. Please bear in mind that for supporters’ own safety, there will be 100% searches of every single supporter as well as bag searching/tagging. Please don’t bring a bag unless you absolutely need to and ensure you arrive at least one hour prior to kick-off to avoid delays.
Get inside the ground early to make the most of our meal deal which is a pie, burger or hot dog, chocolate bar and a pint for £7. However, due to licensing restrictions, alcohol is not available in the South Stand. All stands offer a soft/hot drink option for £6 and all meal deals are available throughout once inside the ground.
The Junior Cherries meal deal is great value at just £2.50 when you present your membership card.
As stated earlier, please arrive early for the game to ensure entry before kick-off.
7pm PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT
Get into your seat early and be in the running for a signed Aaron Ramsdale shirt – Man of the Match at our last home game. All you have to do is enter the ground 45 minutes prior to kick-off and you’re automatically entered into the prize draw.
Our game with Arsenal gets underway, so let’s get right behind the boys again and cheer them on!