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Matchday schedule: Norwich City (H)

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AFC Bournemouth welcome Norwich City to Vitality Stadium for our Premier League game on Saturday afternoon.

The game kicks off at 3pm 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 No Room For Racism.

No Room For Racism will be visible at all Premier League matches taking place between 19-27 October. Premier League football brings together fans and players from all backgrounds for matches that are watched and enjoyed around the world. Everyone is welcome, racism is not.

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 Norwich City game from 9am at one of the collection windows.

Tickets for our next home game against Manchester united is currently at all tickets issued, Manchester United returns will be made available from 11am to supporters with 1+ home point on Friday 1st November. December’s home game with Liverpool is currently on sale to supporters with 23+ Home Cherries Points – the date could be changed due to broadcasting so the club won’t print tickets until the date is confirmed.

The away fixture against Watford is all tickets issued and tickets for our away match against Newcastle are currently on sale to supporters with 1+ Away Cherries Points, whilst our fixture with Wolverhampton Wanderers is at all tickets issued and we will have return tickets available on the Friday 22nd November from 11am.

For sale and Cherries Points information click here.

The ticket office stays open 20 minutes after the final whistle.

9am SUPERSTORE OPEN
Take advantage of our half price personalised scarf offer for only £10, perfect for a gift or even a treat for yourself!

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 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, Harewood College is open from 11.30am – 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 continued to park 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.

The earlier Blue Badge holders arrive, the easier it will be to accommodate you. 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.

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 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.

12pm 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 at 2.15pm and the bar closes 15 minutes later. It does not re-open post-match.

12pm 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.

12.30pm 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 – 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.

12.30pm FANZONE OPEN
Our popular Junior Fanzone is located in the Vitality main stand and will be open from 12.30pm until just before 2pm, This area is open to all under 16 fans both home and away. We have a variety of games and activities including the Strikezone, Xboxes and face painting. It is also a great opportunity to grab your Junior Cherries meal deal before the rush!

1.30pm TURNSTILES OPEN
Supporters can take their seats from 1.30pm 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.

2pm PRE-MATCH ENTERTAINMENT

Get into your seat early and be in the running for a signed Callum Wilson 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's match is dedicated to the Premier League's #NoRoomForRacism campaign. Racism in any form will not be tolerated by our club. One incident of racism is too many. If you see it, report it.

Diego Rico is September’s Michael Matthews Player of the Month and will receive his award on the touchline around 2.45pm.

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.

3pm KICK-OFF
Our game with Norwich City gets underway, so let’s cheer the squad to three points!

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