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Matchday Information | Forest Green Rovers (H)

17 August 2021

Ahead of Tuesday night’s game against Forest Green Rovers, we have put together all the details you need to make the most of your visit to the Crown Oil Arena.


The Crown Oil Arena no longer operates cash turnstiles and is barcoded entry only. We urge supporters to use our online ticketing site to purchase their tickets before coming to the ground. Tickets will remain online until kick-off. 

Buying online is the quickest and easiest way buy your match tickets and you can do so by following this link >

You can save your e-ticket directly to your phone to scan upon entry to the turnstiles.

In circumstances where you can only purchase from the Ticket Office, please do not leave this until the last minute. Our new ticketing system requires the details of all purchasers to be stored on our system, so it will take time to process your details and issue your match ticket. Therefore, to avoid delaying your entry to the ground further, please allow plenty of time to visit the Ticket Office.

Click HERE to read our apology to supporters who experienced ticketing problems/issues with entry to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday. 


We have a brand-new catering partner in place at the Crown Oil Arena for the 2021/22 season!

There are some tasty looking items on our new menu, provided by the Lancashire Hospitality Co-Operation.

Make sure you get into the ground early to sample some of their food before the game!

Click HERE for full details on the partnership and to view the menu.

You will be able to pay by cash or card at the kiosks. 


The Club Shop will be open from 4pm on Tuesday night, right up until kick-off!

Our 2021/22 shirts are selling fast, as is our new Errea training and leisure wear, so make sure you pop-in and get your new gear for the new season!

Click HERE to browse our online shop, where you can also purchase items 24/7.


The Ratcliffe Bars and Carlsberg Lounge are open ahead of the game.

The Ratcliffe opens from 5pm on Tuesday, with both home and away fans welcome. It will then be open at half-time via the rear gates to supporters in the Sandy Lane and Main Stand, 15 minutes before the interval and five minutes after.

The Carlsberg Lounge is open from 6.45pm for supporters in the Smith Metals Family Stand. Fans must enter through the turnstiles of the stand to gain entry to the bar. There will be no entry from outside of the stadium.

The Carlsberg Lounge will then be open for one hour after the full-time whistle. The Ratcliffe Bar will be shut after the game.


Tickets for Tuesday night's half-time draw are on sale now.

Get yours online >

Buying online is the perfect way for exiled fans to support the club, or for those who prefer not to use cash. Please note, online sales will end at 6pm on Tuesday. 

With Covid resrictions having eased, we are pleased to say that we have re-introduced half-time draw sellers around the ground, in addition to having online sales. Look out for our sellers around the Crown Oil Arena in the run up to kick-off.

Tickets are priced at £1. First prize is 50% of the takings, whilst second prize is a Dale shirt signed by the first team squad!


Our award winning matchday programme, The Voice Of Spotland, returns for the 2021/22 season!

Priced at £3, it will be available around the ground and in the Club Shop on matchday.

Click HERE to read what is in our second edition of the season.

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