AFC Bournemouth’s third game of the new Premier League season is against Everton on Saturday and for those who have never been to Vitality Stadium before or who join us for every home game, here’s a handy list of what’s happening on the day before kick-off.
9am Ticket Office Open
Supporters can collect their tickets for the Everton game from 9am at one of the collection windows.
Tickets are also on sale for MK Dons (general sale), Chelsea away (1+ home/away/cup point), Crystal Palace at home (11+ home points) and Burnley away (7+ away points).
The ticket office is also open 20 minutes after the final whistle.
9am Superstore Open
The new home, away and third kit, as well as the new training wear is available in-store for you to purchase from 9am.
Name, numbering and patches are available on all shirts.
The superstore will also remain open 20 minutes after the final whistle.
9am Car Park Open
The South Stand car park, behind the stadium, costs just £1 to park, it does fill up roughly 75 minutes to kick-off, so arrive early.
A good option to avoid congestion is Harewood College which is open from 12.30pm and is free to park – here’s a link.
Alternative parking can be found at Sovereign Shopping Centre for £2 for four hours or £4 for 24 hours.
Wherever you park, please respect local residents.
12pm 1910 Bar Open
This is located next to the media entrance in the Vitality Main Stand and is for home supporters only.
This bar is a great place to meet prior to the game but it does get busy, so bear this in mind before arriving.
Hot food and drinks are available.
12pm Great Escape Bar Open
The Great Escape Bar is a good outdoors alternative and is located outside of the Superstore.
Hot food and drink is available and to get in, just present your home match ticket.
12.30pm DC Lounge Open
This is open to both home and away disabled supporters pre-match and is based on the ground floor and first floor of the Vitality East Stand.
There is a pre-match quiz as well as the Sky/BT Sport early kick-off being aired.
1.30pm Turnstiles Open
Supporters can take their seats from 1.30pm, please bear in mind that for supporters’ own safety, there will be 100% searches of every single supporter.
Get inside the ground by 2.30pm to make the most of the pre-match combo, which is a pie/burger and a pint for £5. You can have a soft drink instead for £4 for the bundle.
The Junior Cherries meal deal is also available, it’s just £2.50 when you present your membership card.
2pm Pre-Match Entertainment
The new Bournemouth Foodbank point will be present at every matchday until the end of the season.
Voted by supporters, Bournemouth Foodbank are the club’s official supporters’ charity partner for the upcoming campaign and help local people in crisis through the provision of emergency food. Click here for more information.
There’s plenty of big screen videos and quizzes to keep you entertained and we will also be giving a special welcome to our fans’ champion Tony Bletsoe.
Tony will deliver the match ball as a lifelong Cherries fan who is suffering from cancer. Want to nominate a fans’ champion? Email [email protected] to put someone forward!
We get underway at 3pm for the second time at home in the Premier League – enjoy the game!