Happy Easter! It's a Good Friday eggs-travaganza at Rodney Parade as we welcome Coventry City to South Wales.
As well as great football to enjoy, we have also handed tomorrow's match over to the kids! Find out all about the kids who've taken over here.
About the Match…
Our visitors are League Two giants Coventry City. Coventry head to Rodney Parade as one of the form sides in the division having won four and drawn two of their last six League Two matches.
Only Accrington Stanley (five wins and a draw) have a better record from their last six matches, as the Sky Blues have really put themselves back into contention for a play-off spot at the end of the season and potentially even an automatic promotion place.
You can find out more about this week’s opposition, officials, and all the team news in our Pre-Match Preview. You can also read up on Manager Michael Flynn’s thoughts ahead of the match by clicking here.
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 (or yellow) 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.
What’s happening apart from the football? The Kids have taken over and we have loads of fantastic activities for you to join in with...
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 Dan Burridge.
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.
We will also be hosting Spytty's Easter Egg Challenge! Find out more about that here.
Do your kids enjoy the Newport County AFC Family Fanzone? Keep an eye on our website and social media for details on our Family Fun Day taking part on the 7th April.
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. And you can get your Newport County AFC Easter Eggs in time for Easter.
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 – Marie Curie Cancer Care
Today we welcome the Marie Curie Cancer Care charity. The charity offer support to patients and families when someone recieves a terminal diagnosis this could be in the form of a hospice, additional nursing or just support from volunteers.
A statement from their website reads: "We're here to help you and everyone affected by your diagnosis to achieve the best quality of life, and support you to keep your independence and dignity for as long as possible.
This includes treating or managing pain and other symptoms with medicines, therapies and other specialist approaches. It also means giving emotional support to you and your family when you need it most."
Find out more about the charity here and please give generously.
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.
At Half Time...
Newport City Radio will be hosting an Easter Egg and Spoon race at half time. Keep an eye on the side of pitch for Ian Lamsdale and the Newport City Radio team.
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 – Junior Fanzone Opens
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 - Spytty's Easter Egg Challenge begins.
2.00pm - Teams are announced.
2.15pm - Teams come out to warm up.
3.00pm - Kick Off vs Coventry City
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 or, if you are registered on the Club's database, from the Ticket Office on Friday.
Please arrive early.