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Matchday schedule: Forest, Premier League Cup


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AFC Bournemouth welcome Nottingham Forest to Vitality Stadium for our Premier League Cup game on Saturday morning.

The game kicks-off at 11am 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.

If this is your first visit please click here to view our guide on smooth entry via our automated turnstile system.

Here’s a list of what is open at the stadium ahead of kick-off so that you can plan your matchday.


Supporters can collect their tickets for the Nottingham Forest game from 9am at one of the collection windows.

Return tickets for our next home game against Norwich City will be made available from 11am on Friday 18th October. Tickets for the home match with Wolverhampton Wanderers are currently on sale to supporters with 22+ Home Cherries Points.

Tickets for our away match against Watford are currently on sale to supporters with 4+ Away Cherries Points, while all tickets have now been issued for our fixture with Manchester United.

For sale and Cherries Points information click here.

The ticket office will stay open until 4pm


Get cosy and beat the cold! Check out our new range of winter wear including beanie hats, scarves and new bench coats this Saturday.

Don’t forget we still have our training wear available in store too!

The Superstore will also remain open for 20 minutes after the final whistle.


The South Stand car park, behind the stadium, can be parked in for free; please arrive early to secure a spot. After the game, fans 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.

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.

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.


Our concourse within the West/Main Stand is open to serve a range of drinks and food from 9:30am until 12:15pm.


Supporters can take their seats from 9:30am. 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.

Make the most of our meal deal which is a pie, burger or hot dog, chocolate bar and a pint for £7 or replace the pint with a soft/hot drink option for £6 for the bundle.

The Junior Cherries meal deal is also great value at just £2.50 when you present your Junior Cherries membership card.

As stated earlier, please arrive early for the game to ensure entry before kick-off.


Our Premier League Cup game with Nottingham Forest gets underway, so let’s cheer the squad to a good result!

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