Matchday Guide | Bristol Rovers (H)

Ahead of the visit of Bristol Rovers on Saturday, we can provide supporters with a useful guide to help plan your matchday at the LNER Stadium.

With a large crowd expected at the LNER Stadium, supporters are advised to arrive early and make your way to your seats in good time.

Junior Takeover Day

Saturday's fixture will see City put on their annual Junior Takeover Day - with young fans helping put on a matchday by taking on important roles throughout the club.

Eight youngsters who have put in the most impressive applications were selected and will be shadowing key positions throughout the day such as first-team head coach, referee and chief executive.

Her Game Too

The Imps will dedicate Saturday's game to Her Game Too - a campaigning organisation to tackle sexism in football. City's first-team players will be warming up in dedicated t-shirts in support, with flags also being handed out in the club shop and the University of Lincoln Fan Village ahead of the game.

At half-time co-founder and director from Her Game Too, Lucy Ford, will be doing a Q&A with Alan Long pitchside. At the same time, the City Women will be doing a lap of honour around the pitch.

University of Lincoln Fan Village

For those looking to relax and enjoy the matchday atmosphere, there is a wide range of food and drink options in the University of Lincoln Fan Village - including vegetarian, vegan and gluten free options.

Tipsy Imp will provide a wide range of premium beers and ciders. A variety of soft drinks are also available across the Fan Village.

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The Imps retail unit will also be in operation, providing supporters the opportunity to kit themselves out with our home, away, third, goalkeeping and warm-up ranges.

The Red Imps Community Trust will have their stall including old programmes for sale. 

Family activities

Poacher's Den is City's family-friendly area which is open to supporters of both sides ahead of games at the LNER Stadium.

Based at the north end of the GBM Stand and accessed via Sincil Bank, there is now a pool table, putting green and speed stack challenge. A new TV has also been installed for those wishing to play FIFA on the PlayStation.

Poacher's Den is just one of the free activities in place at every home match, with free children's football sessions on the 3G pitch opposite the SRP Stand from 12.30pm every Saturday - there is no need to book on, simply turn up from 12.30pm. Please note that Poacher's Den closes at 2.30pm so everyone can get to their seat in time for kick-off.

This is all in addition to the Xbox, table tennis, fussball table and other fun activities at every game.

Supporter liaison officers

Our SLO team will be around the stadium before and during the game, look out for them or our 'Here To Help' team - they will all be clearly identified. We have a matchday familiarisation opportunity for any supporters who are new to the stadium - this is free and there is no need to sign up, simply head to the ticket office for 1.30pm.

Alan Long, who heads our SLO team, also guides you through what a matchday looks like in this welcome video below.

Audio descriptive commentary

The Imps provide a free audio descriptive commentary service for fans with visual impairments. Headsets and receivers can be collected from the ticket office before the game (from the SLO point 12noon-2pm, then from the ticket office desks).

Fans are encouraged to bring their own headphones where possible to minimise the amount of equipment needed to be shared - the receivers have a standard aux output.

Anyone with questions about the service are asked to contact disability liaison officer Heidi Langham on

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The Imps have launched a new, enhanced teamsheet for this season, featuring the starting line-ups as well as news from around the club.

The enhanced teamsheet can be purchased at all home matches for just 50p around the ground. These will be available in the ticket office, the Red Imps Community Trust stand in the University of Lincoln Fan Village, or the 50/50 draw sellers at the northern end of the stadium from around 2.15pm. Alternatively, you can order your copy online HERE.

iFollow Imps

The match is available for live streaming internationally for just £10, or the equivalent cost in your local currency.

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iFollow Imps subscribers will also be able watch all the reaction, including post-match interviews and match highlights - become a subscriber HERE.

Alternatively, UK-based supporters can listen to live match commentary using an iFollow Imps audio pass - which can be bought HERE.

City supporters unable to get to the LNER Stadium will also be able to follow the action with regular updates on the club’s official Twitter, Facebook and Instagram pages.


Tickets can be purchased from the ticket office before the match, but we strongly recommend purchasing online at HERE.

Visiting supporters can purchase tickets from the away ticket office window next to the club shop before the game.

#ImpsAsOne selfies

We've loved seeing the pictures of families enjoying matchdays at the LNER Stadium - why not share your images of the day with us on Twitter using the #ImpsAsOne hashtag. If you get a picture with Poacher don't forget to tag him on Twitter at @Poacher_The_Imp!

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Poacher's Playlist

You get to decide the matchday music at every match! Look out for the post on our social media channels and simply reply with your choice.

Safe text number

We offer an anonymous safe text number for supporters to report any concerns around safety or inappropriate behaviour and chanting in or around the stadium. You can contact the safe text line on 07718 483367.