AFC Bournemouth welcome Manchester United to Vitality Stadium for our Premier League game on Saturday Afternoon.
The game kicks off at 12.30pm 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.
This game is dedicated to Remembrance Day with the Royal British Legion, please show your support for those who have given their lives in service.
AFC Bournemouth’s facilities will open earlier than usual on Saturday so that supporters can watch the Rugby World Cup final.
Supporters will be able to watch the World Cup final from 8.45am in the newly-refurbished 1910 Bar, the fanzone and our supporters in hospitality can also arrive earlier to watch from Bubbles, Champions Restaurant or in executive boxes.
England take on South Africa at 9am on Saturday 2nd November so supporters can arrive early to enjoy the rugby before kick-off.
Alcohol will be served from 10am in all areas of the ground.
8.15am 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 it may take up to 45 minutes to clear after the game. However, you can now leave via the south of the car park to exit Kings Park along Gloucester Road and so miss the traffic along Kings Park Drive.
For free parking just a 10-minute walk from the ground, Avonbourne Academy (previously Harewood College) is open from 10.00am – here’s a link on google maps. Please note this car park is locked 45 minutes after the full-time whistle. Users are asked to ensure they keep to the maximum speed limits displayed.
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 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 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.
8.45am 1910 BAR OPEN
This is located next to the media entrance in the Vitality Main Stand and is for home supporters only.
Please note for this fixture no alcohol will be served anywhere around the ground until 10am.
This 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 keep up with all of the day’s scores, while allowing the traffic from the ground to ease.
8.45am FANZONE OPEN
Our popular Junior Fanzone is located in the Vitality main stand and will be open from 8.45am until just before 11am. The early opening will give young fans the chance to watch the Rugby World Cup Final and cheer England on! The Fanzone will also have a Halloween theme and games with prizes to be won plus the usual Strikezone, Xboxes and face painting.
It is also a great opportunity to grab your Junior Cherries meal deal before the rush!
9am TICKET OFFICE OPEN
Supporters can collect their tickets for the Manchester United game from 9am at one of the collection windows.
Tickets for our next home game against Wolverhampton wanderers is currently all tickets issued, Wolverhampton wanderers returns will be made available from 11am on Friday the 22nd of November.
AFC Bournemouth v Burnley tickets are currently on sale to supporters with 24+ Home Cherries Points and our away fixture against Tottenham is currently on sale at 4+ away points.
Tickets for our away match against Newcastle are still currently on general sale, whilst our fixture with Liverpool is also at all tickets issued with returns being made available from 11am to supporters with 1+ Home Cherries Point on Friday 6th December.
For sale and Cherries Points information click here.
The ticket office stays open 20 minutes after the final whistle.
9am SUPERSTORE OPEN
Our Superstore will be open from 9am this weekend as we launch Christmas at AFC Bournemouth.
Get a head start on your Christmas shopping or make the most of our click and collect service online.
The Superstore will also remain open 20 minutes after the final whistle.
10am GREAT ESCAPE BAR OPEN
The Great Escape is a good outdoors alternative and is located outside of the Superstore.
Again, available to home supporters, the bar serves a range hot food and drinks. Last orders are 45 minutes before kick-off and the bar closes 15 minutes later. It does not re-open post-match.
10am 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.
10am 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 – where 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.
11am TURNSTILES OPEN
Supporters can take their seats from 11am excepting Gate B where entry is available from 1 hour before kick-off. 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 1 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, although due to licensing restrictions, alcohol is not available in the south stand. All stands offer a soft/hot drink option for £6 for the bundle 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 JC membership card.
As stated earlier, please arrive early for the game to ensure entry before kick-off.
11.30am PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT
Get into your seat early and be in the running for a signed Philip Billing shirt – man of the match at our last 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.
This weekend the club mark Remembrance Day with the Royal British Legion. Please show your support for those who have given their lives serving their country.
Our partners, Mansion will be giving out Jam Roly Poly’s with Custard to supporters before the game, make sure you look out for them around the stadium and tuck in!
The nominated Fans Champion will deliver the match ball to the Premier League plinth just before kick-off so be sure to give them a big round of applause.
Our game with Manchester United gets underway.