About the Match…
The visitors to Rodney Parade are League Two Stevenage. Stevenage sit in 16th place in the table, four places below County. A win for The Boro could see them close the gap to 3 points on County. This will be the fourth match in charge of Stevenage for former County coach Dino Maamria, who replaced Darren Sarll at the end of February.
It’s not just the football that will entertain here on Saturday, it’s our Family Fun Day! From 5-a-side and a soccer skills school, to meeting Spytty the Dog and his friends, there is something for everyone.
Saturday also sees the return of the inflatable assault course, a real crowd pleaser. There’s also live music with Newport City Radio, from ‘To Bear Sir’, so why not come down and join us. So head down to Rodney Parade, enjoy the day, and enjoy a County win!
Joining us at Rodney Parade for the first time?
Great! We look forward to welcoming you! Rodney Parade is located right in the heart of the City and 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.
So, put on something amber and get ready to sing along with the rest of the Amber Army! You’ll find loads of Handy Hints on our First Time Fans Webpage Page and can enjoy in-depth information in our First Time Fans Guide.
We Fight Any Claim Marquee - Hosted by Newport City Radio
As always, the We Fight Any Claim Marquee will be open from midday with Newport City Radio taking on the hosting duties from 1pm. They will be playing chart music, hosting live interviews with first team players (commencing 1.45pm), running competitions and introducing live music from ‘To Bear Sir’. ‘To Bear Sir’ is an emerging talent from Barry, who has already had airtime on BBC Radio 2!
Also inside the marquee will be a circus skills workshop, quizzes and colouring, and a circus skills workshop. You can also test yourself in the ‘Kids Kommentary’ where you can commentate over highlights of the County.
Can’t get there that early? Well, there’s no need to miss out on the build-up, you can listen live at www.newportcityradio.org
The Family Zone
Inside the Marquee, we have opportunities for your little ones to get creative by designing a County Kit, enjoy some games, watch balloon designs being created and listen to members of the first team talking.
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 have some fantastic bargains in our End of Season sale with great savings to be made across all FBT Kit.
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. They 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 1pm and close at kick off but will re-open for an hour after the match.
Bucket Collection – Delilah Warrior Princess
4-year-old Delilah from Newport was diagnosed with Acute Lymphoblastic Leukaemia on the 15th January. Delilah’s family are raising funds for her to enjoy some treats and have a dream holiday in Lapland with her older brother, while she undergoes an extensive treatment over the next two-and-a-half years.
Half Time Draw
The new and improved Half Time 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 and view a full list of the winners.
At Half Time...
We’ll have a special celebration at half time, for all the academy and development teams that have done wonderfully this season. There will be team awards, and celebrate some that of the individuals who have shone throughout this year.
Order of Events
10.00am - Ticket Office and Club Shop open
Midday - Marquee opens
Midday - Disabled Supporters Association arrive to assist supporters.
12.30pm - Rodney Parade & Maindee School Car Parks open (Car parks close at 2.00pm & 2.15pm respectively)
1.00pm – Newport City Radio Fanzone Opens.
1.00pm – Family Fun Day begins.
1.30pm - Hospitality opens
1.30pm - Programmes and Half Time Draw Tickets on sale
1.30pm - Turnstiles open
2.00pm - Here to Help Volunteers available to assist supporters.
2.00pm - Teams are announced.
2.15pm - Teams come out to warm up.
3.00pm - Kick Off vs Stevenage F.C
3.45pm - Half Time*
4.00pm - Second Half begins*
4.45pm - Full Time*
5.30pm - Ticket Office and Club Shop closes
* Times are not exact as the referee can award a different length of added time at the end of each half.
Tickets are available here and at the Ticket Office until 7pm Thursday.