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Come and join us in our brand-new Desmond's Den!

Desmond’s Den - the home of our friendly mascot - is situated inside the Smith Metals Family Stand and will be open before every Dale home game, with our Junior Events being held in there.

As well as the Junior Events, there are games for youngsters to play, as well PlayStation 4s with the latest FIFA on them!

The creation of the Den is part of plans to continue improving the matchday experience at the Crown Oil Arena, and is the first step of an ongoing project which will eventually see a Fan Zone introduced at the Crown Oil Arena.

This wouldn’t have been possible without funding from the Premier League Fans Fund, which was applied for and obtained by our very own Dale In The Community Trust. 

Desmond’s Den will be open from 2pm for a Saturday match, and an hour befor kick-off for a weekday match.

In order to enter the Carlsberg Lounge/ Desmond's Den, supporters must go through the Smith Metals Famly Stand turnstiles. Please note that you can no longer enter the bar/Desmond's Den from the car park.

If you want to take part in the junior activities in Desmond’s Den but your youngster has a season ticket/ matchday ticket elsewhere in the ground, then we ask that you visit the RAFC Ticket Office in the run up to kick-off with your child’s season ticket, and yours if you have one, and you will receive a season-long junior matchday club pass.

This will allow entry into the Carlsberg Lounge from elsewhere in the ground and will permit access for you to return to your seat in the Main Stand or Sandy Lane.