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Matchday Guide | Dorking Wanderers (H)

12 April 2024

Club News

Matchday Guide | Dorking Wanderers (H)

12 April 2024

Join us at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday for the visit of Dorking Wanderers.

Kick-off in our Vanarama National League match is at 3pm.

Below is our Matchday Guide, providing all supporters – both home and away – with a comprehensive preview of everything to expect ahead of your visit.


Full admission details for the game, including prices, can be found HERE.

Bar coded entry continues to be in operation at the Crown Oil Arena, so tickets must be purchased before going to the turnstiles.

Buying online is the quickest and easiest way to purchase your match tickets and you can do so HERE. You can save your e-ticket directly to your phone to scan upon entry to the turnstiles.

As with our recent home games, all sales will be from the Ticket Office. This includes away fans. There will be no separate points of sale for individual stands. Furthermore, all ticket collections must be made from the Ticket Office. The Ticket Collection Cabin will be shut.

If it is your first time, or you are a returning supporter after a hiatus, check out our First Time Visitor guide. It is packed full of information for you to make the most of your day.

Turnstiles open at 2pm.

Are you an away fan making the trip to the match? Check out our Visiting Supporters' Guide for more information on your trip. Dorking fans will be housed in the Willbutts Lane Stand.


Ahead of kick-off, there will be a minute's applause to remember those Dale fans who have passed away during the campaign. If you would like the name of your loved one included on the scoreboard during the applause, please email by midday on Friday.

After the game, the players will show their appreciation for your support with a lap of honour after the full-time whistle.

The annual end of season awards will then take place in the Ratcliffe Bar from 6pm. Entry is free.


Bringing a youngster to the game? There's lots for them to get involved in at the ground before the game.

There will be activities in Desmond's Den, situated inside Our Spot Community Hub (underneath the Smith Metals Family Stand), which opens at 2pm.

We will also have football drills on our five-a-side pitch, opposite the Smith Metals Family Stand, including a penalty shootout competition!


Our Fan Zone opens at midday, with a Happy Hour running until 1pm, during which time it is just £2.90 per pint of JW Lees Original/Smooth/Stout, MPA Cask and Somersby Cider.

The live Premier League game between Newcastle United and Tottenham Hotspur will be live on our screens, with kick-off at 12.30pm.

Last orders is at 2.30pm with the bars closing at 3pm (kick-off time). Fans in the Main Stand and Sandy Lane can use the bars at half-time, whilst they will both be open again after full-time.


Our Club Shop will be open from 10am, right through until kick-off, and for a short time after the game. It is located on the back of the Smith Metals Family Stand, near to Willbutts Lane.

Our pop-up shop is also returning to the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday. It will be located on the corner of the Main Stand and Sandy Lane, providing supporters with plenty of Dale goodies!

There is currently 30% off all 2023/24 replica kits.

You can also pick up a souvenir from the day in the form of our official matchday programme.

The Voice of Spotland is available from the Club Shop, pop-up shop and around the ground before kick-off for just £3. Click HERE to see what's inside.


We want to see your pictures at the Crown Oil Arena on Saturday!

Send them in to us via our social media channels on matchday. We're on FacebookX (formerly Twitter)Instagram and TikTok.


Pick up a half-time draw from one of our sellers around the ground on Saturday.

First prize is half of the takings, whilst second prize is a signed Dale shirt.

Tickets are available for just £1.

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