MATCHDAY GUIDE | Rovers v Crewe Alexandra

by 24britishtvMay 10, 2024, 11 p.m. 25
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All you need to know before attending Friday’s play-off semi-final second leg against Crewe Alexandra at the Eco-Power Stadium.

Tickets for this game have now SOLD OUT. There are no further tickets available.

Collections will be available from the windows to the side of the Club Doncaster Enterprise Zone Reception based in the Polypipe South Stand.

We advise supporters to arrive early to avoid queues at the turnstiles and collection points.

We also recommend heading to the turnstiles at least 30 minutes prior to kick-off to avoid missing the start of the game.

Turnstiles for this fixture will open at 6pm. Please enter via the turnstile stated on your ticket.

Car parking for this game is SOLD OUT. Please be advised that there is off-site parking in the local vicinity, however, Doncaster Rovers do not endorse these car parks.

Please note that traffic will not be permitted on Alick Jeffrey Way from 7.30pm to ensure the safety of supporters and staff. The route will re-open to traffic approximately ten minutes after the final whistle.

At Rovers, we have been hugely grateful for your support in the stands this season, and the noise and atmosphere you create is a fundamental part of what makes our club so great. Grant McCann, his staff and his players are hugely appreciative of the fantastic support you have given us.

As we reach this crucial stage of the year we must remind you in the interests of safety for everyone inside our stadium, that the pitch is for managers, players and match officials, while the stands are there for you to support the team.

At the end of last season, some clubs witnessed unsavoury and unwelcome scenes with a small minority of people entering the field of play while other fans took to the pitch in celebratory mood.

Pitch incursions are dangerous and anyone who does encroach onto the playing surface will face strong sanctions that could include a ban from attending matches here at the Eco-Power Stadium and across the country and police action.

It is a criminal offence to enter the pitch and the real-life consequences for these actions have been felt by many with some fans receiving criminal records which can impact employment, education prospects and international travel.

It is not only yourself that can be disciplined. There could also be an impact on your family members and Rovers.

Our plea to you is to keep the pitch for players and the stand for spectators and avoid any unnecessary disruption at such a crucial point of the season.

The Fan Park will be in operation for this game in Rovers Square outside the Belle Vue Bar. Street food will be available, with skills games for all the family and music to entertain supporters. At 7.15pm the teams will be announced, and former Rovers player Sam Hird will give his views ahead of the game. In the event of inclement weather, the team announcement will take place inside the Belle Vue Bar.

The matchday programme will be available from around the ground for £3 (cash only). If you wish to pay by card, please purchase a copy for the Box Office or Club Store.

50/50 Red and White Draw tickets will be available from sellers around the ground prior to the game. Tickets are £1 each and the draw will take place on the pitch at half-time.

The winner will receive 50 per cent of the day’s proceeds with a second prize of two hospitality tickets, so the more tickets you buy, the more you could win. The remaining proceeds will go towards youth development at Doncaster Rovers.

Rovers' quiet area will be open as usual during the match. Supporters who wish to utilise the room should contact the nearest steward or the club's SLO who will take you to the room.

If Rovers vs Crewe Alexandra is your first match at the Eco-Power Stadium please let us know and you could receive a special visit during the game.

Young fans can also find interactive activities to play before while walking to and while at the stadium .

Donny Dog's kennel will be open for this game. Come along and join Donny for fun, games and activities including table football, EAFC24 on the consoles and skills games.

Please note that filming and photography will be taking place in the East Stand concourse prior to kick-off. If you do not wish to be filmed or photographed, please make yourself aware to a steward as soon as possible.

Young fans can also find interactive activities to play before while walking to and while at the stadium HERE.

Fans aged 13 and under must be accompanied by an adult to gain entry to the stadium.

The club store will be open from 9am until kick off. Please note that the store is a cashless facility.

The Belle Vue Bar is open to all supporters from 5pm. Please note that the Belle Vue Bar is a cashless facility.

The food and drink outlets will be open from 6pm offering a wide range of food and drink items, please ensure you visit them and check out the brand-new menu.

Don’t forget to try out the new Chippy Tea butty - Yorkshire Fishcake on a bed of chips, topped with mushy peas & tartar sauce, available on the concourse food outlets for £8.

Please note that all food and drinks outlets on both the stadium concourse and in the restaurant are cashless facilities.

Supporters can connect to the stadium's wi-fi by joining the network named: 1 - Jibba Jabba Free Wi-Fi

Once this has been clicked it will take you to a splash page where you can register to connect to the internet for free.

Fans should note that with the new multi-ball system in place that if the ball goes into the crowd that you should return it directly to the ball operatives and not throw the ball on to the pitch. Doing so may result in disrupting the game.

Doncaster Rovers would like to encourage supporters to bring flags, banners, and larger ‘surfing’ flags to help create a vibrant atmosphere at the stadium during sports fixtures and events.

Please note however, that following advice and guidance from the EFL, any Israeli or Palestinian flag, or those with a political or religious message, will not be permitted into the Stadium.

We want to ensure everyone can enjoy the match safely and without obstructed views and therefore have set out guidelines for all flags, banners and surfers brought into the stadium.



Any flag or banner should have the necessary fire safety and flame-retardant certification, and not on sticks/frames.

Click here to read the full guidelines for bringing flag, banners, and surfers into the Eco-Power Stadium.

The English football authorities are introducing a series of measures to help improve the behaviour of players, managers, and coaches across the professional, National League system and grassroots game, as well as addressing the issue of football tragedy abuse.

New policies, procedures, and regulations will come into force from the start of the 2023/24 season, to address unacceptable conduct on the pitch, on the side-lines and in the stands, to ensure that the actions of the minority do not spoil the game for all.

This builds on the work carried out throughout last season to combat dangerous and illegal fan behaviour, supported by the ‘Love Football. Protect the Game’ football-wide campaign.

To challenge the totally unacceptable presence of football tragedy abuse, for season 2023/24, regulation changes and tough new measures have been introduced which will see people who are found to have committed offences face stadium bans and potential criminal prosecution.

The issue is focused on offensive chanting, gesturing and displaying offensive messages based on football-related tragedies, which causes significant distress to the victims’ families, survivors and affected-club supporters. Football authorities, supporter groups and law enforcement organisations, including the police and CPS, have united to crack down on fans who participate in this vile form of abuse.

In addition to bans and criminal sanctions, a range of in-stadium, in-classroom and online resources will be rolled out under the ‘Love Football Protect the Game’ banner, to educate adults and children alike about the hurt tragedy chanting causes. Ground regulations have also been updated to incorporate references to tragedy chanting.

The game will also continue its efforts to combat dangerous, illegal and unwelcome behaviour off the pitch, be it in the stands or online. Last season a host of new measures were introduced by authorities which saw enhanced sanctions applied for people identified entering the pitch, using pyros, taking drugs to games, throwing objects or for discriminatory abuse.

Doncaster Rovers find any form of discriminatory behaviour totally abhorrent. It has no place at the football club or in any of our communities.

Doncaster Rovers have consistently made its zero-tolerance position on discriminatory behaviour very clear and will take strong action against any supporter who is found to be guilty of such behaviour.

To support the rehabilitation of those identified as having engaged in negative matchday behaviour, a new pilot scheme is now in development phase which will refer young people to a restorative justice education programme that will seek to inform and educate about the impact of their behaviour on others.

The scheme is being run by the Premier League, EFL, Premier League Community Fund and the EFL Trust with support from local police forces and will be trialled at ten clubs across the Premier League, Championship, League One and League Two.

Football has the power to unite and inspire all those that play and watch the game. However, sometimes, this can be negatively impacted by a small minority of players, coaches and fans.

Our collective approach is to reset this behaviour on the pitch and from the side-lines, whilst giving our referees the respect and protection that they deserve. We are also determined to address the rise in unacceptable behaviour from the stands. Incidents such as dangerous conduct, discrimination, and chanting about football-related tragedies have no place in our game – and can lead to football bans and potential criminal action. Passion, emotion and excitement are fundamental to football; however, this must be shown in the right way. Everyone can play their part, so that together we can create a safe and enjoyable environment for all.

Supporters have a long track record of policing ourselves so it’s vital that we show real leadership and demonstrate our opposition to tragedy chants, gestures, and slurs at all grounds and on social media. Let’s Keep the passion and lose the poison.”

Doncaster Rovers would like to remind all supporters that the use of pyrotechnic devices is strictly forbidden.

The club has a firm stance on the use of pyrotechnics, whether it be at the Eco-Power Stadium or at any other EFL ground: they cannot and will not be tolerated.

Please note that stringent searches will take place prior to entering the ground due to several items being found in and around the stadium environment at recent games.

Please be advised that persistent standing during the game is prohibited following new legislation from the Sports Ground Safety Authority for your safety and the safety and comfort of fellow supporters.

We politely request that all supporters remain seated for as much as possible throughout the game and that all stairwells and aisles are always kept clear as it may result in a reduction of the stadium's capacity.

The Eco-Power Stadium is a no smoking or vaping venue.

Anyone found to be smoking or vaping can be ejected from the stadium.

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