Later today, we take on title contenders Luton Town at Rodney Parade in the first of five weekends of Home Matches for the Exiles.
As a nod to St Patrick’s Day, our Stadium DJ is putting together a list of songs by Irish Artists with the help of your suggestions on social media. But there’s plenty more to enjoy around Rodney Parade....
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 (1.45pm), running competitions and introducing live music from Big Ben and Pork Chop.
Can’t make the match? There’s no need to miss out on the build-up, you can listen live at www.newportcityradio.org
The Family Zone
The Family Zone makes a welcome return this Saturday. Located in the We Fight Any Claim Marquee, we have arts, games, and sweet snacks available along with balloon animals. Don’t forget, on the 7th April, we will be hosting a Family Fun Day with tons of fantastic kid’s activities to enjoy before the match. Keep an eye on our website for details!
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 5pm and close at kick off but will re-open for an hour after the match.
Bucket Collection – Men’s Shed
We welcome Members of the Rotary Club to run a bucket collection for a Newport Men’s Shed. Men’s Shed is a group set up for retired men to give them a chance to socialise and take up new hobbies once they’re no longer in work.
With over 2000 successful Men’s Sheds running in Australia, the idea then moved to the UK where 200 Men’s Sheds are now established. With successful groups already set up in Cardiff, and Swansea, Men’s Shed Cymru is now focused on bringing this opportunity to Men in Newport.
Level Playing Fields
Today's fixture sees the Club and Disabled Supporters Association (DSA) celebrating Level Playing Fields (LPF) Weeks of Action for this year which has taken place from 3rd-17th March 2018 and looks to highlight the commitment and good work done by Clubs in working towards good access and fan inclusion. This year’s theme is #OurMatchday and look to highlight the positives in attending football matches, with the view of inspiring more disabled people in attending matches and getting involved in the ‘beautiful game’ and their local club.
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.
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
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 - Teams are announced.
2.15pm - Teams come out to warm up.
3.00pm - Kick Off vs Notts County
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.
JOIN US AT RODNEY PARADE TOMORROW.
TICKETS AVAILABLE FROM THE TICKET OFFICE
Saturday: 10am- Kick Off