What's on at Port Vale

Take a look what's going on ahead of Friday's Match vs Port Vale.

Remembrance Service 

At Friday's game, we will be paying our respects to the Armed Forces ahead of the game.  We will be joined by members of the 104 Regiment, Royal Legion and Local Armed Forces Charity SSAFA who will be leading the teams out before a bugle player from The Band of the Royal Welsh plays The Last Post to signal the beginning of the minutes silence.


SSAFA Bucket Collection

Local Armed Forces Charity SSAFA, will be holding a bucket collection at the Bisley Stand and Hazell Stand entrances.  Please give generously to this fantastic cause.



The Marquee will open from 5pm on Friday evening and is the place for home fans to enjoy a drink ahead of the game.  There will be music, thanks to our fantastic friends at Newport City Radio, and supporters can also listen in to the Matchday Visit Q&A with some of the County first team.


Half Time

Signing the Armed Forces Covenant

"We, the undersigned, commit to honour the Armed Forces Covenant and support the Armed Forces Community."  The Club is pleased and proud to be signing the Armed Forces Covenant at half time.


Kids Cup and Girls Cup Presentations


The County in the Community Team have been running Kids Cup and Girls Cup competitions over the past weeks and we are very pleased to have the winning sides and their families joining us at Friday's match.

We will welcome Caroline Morgan and Helen Seymore from Melin Homes to present the trophies to the winning teams at half time.


Club Shop and Ticket Office

The Club Shop will be open from 10am until kick off for you to pick up all your merchandise, shirts or programmes! We will also be open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

We've had loads of new stock in ahead of Christmas including bespoke Christmas jumpers, County hoodies, and additional Replica Grey Kit.

Don't forget, Season Ticket Holders will be able to purchase Swindon Town Tickets from 10am Friday morning.  (Click here for more information on Swindon Town Tickets).


The Programme Shop

Not only is this the best place to purchase your matchday programme, The Programme Shop also boasts matchday programmes dating back over 40 years!

Located between the old Snelling Bar and the Club Shop, the Programme Shop is a little treasure trove of Matchday Programmes and Club badges from over 200 Clubs.  Thet also stock books, magazines and a whole host of interesting football-related items for you to browse and buy.  All this tucked away in a nook of Rodney Parade!

The Programme Shop will open at 5pm and close at kick off but will re-open for an hour after the match.


Matchday Programme

Pick up your copy of our matchday programme from the Programme Shop, Club Shop or any one of our friendly sellers dotted around the stadium.  The programme is priced at just £3 and includes the thoughts of the manager, a tribute to the Remembrance Day Service, a Junior Fans Section, a poster, an exclusive interview with Tom Owen-Evans, an in-depth look at the opposition, and all your favourite regular features.


Half Time Draw

The new and improved Half Time Draw (formerly the 50/50 draw) is still going strong. Last week’s winner walked away with half the money raised whilst the three runners up took home fantastic prizes such as money off at the Club Shop and two free cinema tickets.

You can find out exactly what prizes are available and how you can be a winner without actually winning by clicking on the link below.

Find out more about the Half Time Draw


First Time at Rodney Parade?

Rodney Parade is located right in the heart of the City meaning there's always plenty to do before and after a game.  We aim to create a fantastic atmosphere throughout the whole ground to allow you to really enjoy your time in Newport.

For more information on what's on around the city, good places to eat, and parking and directions, please check out our First Time Visits and Families page for more information.



Order of Events

10.00am - Ticket Office and Club Shop open
5.00pm - Marquee opens
5.00pm - Disabled Supporters Association arrive to assist supporters.
5.00pm - Programme Shop Opens
5.00pm - Rodney Parade & Maindee School Car Parks open (Car parks close at 6.45pm & 7.00pm respectively)
6.00pm - Hospitality Collections open in the Ticket Office
6.15pm - Hospitality Opens
6.15pm - Programmes and Half Time Draw Tickets on sale around the Stadium
6.15pm - Turnstiles open
6.45pm - Here to Help Volunteers available to assist supporters.
6.45pm - Teams are announced.
7.00pm - Teams come out to warm up.
7.45pm - Kick Off vs Port Vale
8.30pm - Half Time*
8.45pm - Second Half begins*
9.30pm - Full Time*
9.40pm - (Or 10 minutes after full time - whichever is later) Car Park re-opens
10.00pm - Ticket Office and Club Shop closes*
10.30pm - The Programme Shop closes.

* Times are not exact as the referee can award a different length of added time at the end of each half. 


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