Here's all you need to know ahead of Boro's game against Bristol City at the Riverside (3pm)...
The Ticket Office will be open from 9.30am up until kick-off and will be open until 5pm afterwards. Prices are detailed below:
|E/W Lower, North, NW and SW Corners||£30||£20||£17|
|GRFZ* and Match Experience||£27||£18||£13|
*No Single sales. Max ratio 1:4 (Adult/Over 65: Under 18). Restrictions for purchasing tickets in the GRFZ apply.
Civil engineering works are taking place to create a new road bridge across Middlesbrough Dock, and regular changes are taking place as part of the redevelopment of the junction and footpaths. Due to pedestrian flow towards the stadium, strict traffic control measures must be implemented in order to maximise the safety of all road users.
While roadworks continue in the immediate area, a temporary mini-roundabout consisting of traffic cones has been created for matchdays at the north end of Shepherdson Way. Please exercise additional caution when approaching this temporary junction.
Drivers accessing the stadium site from Shepherdson Way should treat this roundabout as intended, while following guidance from stewards as they progress onto the stadium site.
Many supporters arrive at the Riverside Stadium having walked along the side of the dock from the Middlesbrough College area.
Traditionally at this point pedestrians have then turned left to head to the stadium along The Halyard pavements leading to the, now removed, dock roundabout. This route is now no longer available.
This short stretch of The Halyard between the Hudson Quay offices and Shepherdson Way no longer has footpaths and has been deemed unsafe as a pre-match route for pedestrians. All supporters arriving on foot from the town centre or the College need to walk beneath Shepherdson Way and access the stadium from the Leeway.
Extra match day signage and safety fencing will be placed to guide pedestrians along the route. Please note, after the match pedestrians will be permitted to directly access the section of road between Shepherdson Way and the Halyard in line with old habits.
Access to the road network surrounding the stadium to drop off supporters (before driving away) is unrestricted until the road closures are implemented 60 minutes in advance of kick-off (2pm).
All supporters requiring to be dropped off close to the stadium itself, particularly those with restricted mobility, should seek to arrive before this time.
Thereafter, continued access will only be permitted for official ‘Drop-off Pass’ holders to drop off supporters within a dedicated ‘Drop-off Area’ on The Halyard – and this access will only be available until 30 minutes in advance of kick-off (2.30pm) – and those with authorised access to Stadium Car Parks (except Car Park E, who are advised to access along Dockside Road from the direction of Cargo Fleet Lane).
Passengers cannot be dropped off on Shepherdson Way. Under no circumstances should drivers attempt to make a U-turn at the bottom of Shepherdson Way.
All car park permit holders are asked to clearly display their passes from their rear-view mirror prior to arriving at the road closure points. Passes should remain on display, as further checks will take place at the entrances to each car park.
Drivers with pre-booked parking within one of the stadium car parks must be prepared to show proof of booking to the stewards at the road closure point. Access will not be permitted without proof of booking.
The overriding advice is to allow a little extra time and take extra care when negotiating the road network, whether on foot or whilst driving a vehicle.
Full traffic and travel guidance can be found in the documents below.
MFC Official has a mega sale on, with 70% off all Adidas kit and training wear! The store is open before and after Saturday's game.
Plus, there will be MFC staff manning a pop-up stall selling official Boro merchandise by the Ticket Collections booth opposite the stadium reception (cash payments only)
Don’t forget to pick up a copy of our official matchday programme, available for just £3 around the ground.
In Saturday's issue, Mo Besic talks about his Boro team-mates, goalkeeper Dimi Konstantopoulos takes on Would You Rather and there's so much more.
What’s On In The Generation Red Family Zone?
Thanks to WHSmith, we're giving fans the opportunity to win a back pack full of goodies. Pop along to the Creative Corner to enter.
You can also have the chance to design to a pizza for Pizza Express, Teesside Park, where the winning pizza will win a £30 voucher!
Want to win a £25 voucher at Frankie & Benny's? Just enter your details. We will contact the winner at half-time.
Don't forget to join in with our regular Guessing Games:
- Guess the attendance
- Guess the time of the first goal
- Guess the man of the match
- Guess the score
- Spot the ball
You could win some great prizes.
At the final whistle we will be giving away Panini World Cup sticker books and stickers.
Want to be involved in pre-match build-up? Get yourself to pitchside and you could be one of our lucky flag wavers.
Twe12th Man Bar
The Twe12th Man Bar in the North Stand will be open after the game with offers on food and drinks, and plenty of music. The Grand National will be shown live on the big screen in the 12th Man Bar after the game.
The Grand National will also be shown on the screens in the concourses and hospitality areas at the Riverside.
Enjoy The Game!
As supporters of the FA's Respect Campaign we urge all our supporters to enjoy the game and be respectful of others.
The use of threatening behaviour, foul or abusive language is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. Racial, homophobic or discriminatory abuse, chanting or harassment is strictly forbidden and will result in arrest and/or ejection from the Ground. The use or possession of pyrotechnics is also a criminal offence and offenders will be prosecuted.
And If You Can’t Attend…
As ever, we’ll be bringing you all the action from the Riverside here at mfc.co.uk. The matchday centre kicks off at 1.30pm, complete with behind-the-scenes build-up, minute-by-minute in-game updates, and post-match reaction from the Boro dressing room. The option to purchase live matchday commentary is also available.
Don’t forget to sign up for a single MFC Digital Account to access all these features, as well as MFC’s ticketing and retail websites. More information on the MFC Digital Account.