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4 February 2022

Almost 21,000 expected at Portman Road for Gills test

Town welcome Gillingham to Portman Road tomorrow, and the below matchday guide will tell you everything you need to know if coming to the match.

Following the government's easing of Covid-19 Plan B restrictions, and in line with the latest guidance, the Club can confirm COVID Passes will no longer be required as a condition of entry to Portman Road.

We are, however, encouraging supporters to take a lateral flow test before travelling to the game.

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Supporters are strongly advised to arrive at Portman Road in plenty of time, with 21,000 supporters set to be in attendance.


There are a limited number of tickets available and sales will run up until kick-off. They can be purchased on the day online via or from the matchday ticket office on Constantine Road from 10am.

No on-the-day sales will take place in Planet Blue, with supporters are encouraged to buy their tickets online and in advance of the match.

You will have a recommended entry time on your match ticket, please try and stick to this time as this will help with the flow of supporters. These are only a guide, though, and you will not be denied entry if you miss your slot.

Season ticket holders will not have an allocated entry time, but are still strongly advised to arrive in plenty to time.

The ticket office phone lines (03330 050530) are open from 10am until midday on Saturday. The ticket office is also contactable on email via

The away ticket office on Portman Road will be open from 1pm for any ticketing enquiries, while the disabled entrance on Constantine Road will open from midday.

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Tickets can be scanned from your smartphone at the following turnstiles:

  • Sir Alf Ramsey Stand – 4,5,6 & 59
  • Cobbold Stand – 18, 20 & 21
  • Sir Bobby Robson Stand – 33, 34 & 35
  • Magnus Group West Stand – 43, 44 & 57


We are encouraging the use of face coverings in indoor areas such as concourses and toilets.

We also encourage supporters to stay at home if they are suffering from Covid-19 symptoms.

Please maintain good hand hygiene at all times around the stadium. Use the sanitiser dispensers provided and avoid touching your face, or handles and railings whenever possible.

When moving past others, to and from your seat, please avoid face to face contact and follow stewards’ instructions.

The FanZone will be open at midday tomorrow.

Entrance is through Gate 1A with a valid match ticket and proof of full vaccination/negative lateral flow result. You will also be checked again before reaching the turnstiles on entry into the stadium. 

Supporters who sit in the West Stand are now able to scan through turnstile 57 & 58 into the FanZone and then access the West Stand through the double gate opposite the conferencing & hospitality entrance as opposed to exiting the FanZone and queuing up for the turnstiles.

Click here. to find out what's on in the FanZone tomorrow.

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Open from 10am until kick-off and open for 30 minutes after the full-time whistle.

Planet Blue retail unit in FanZone will be open alongside Planet Bluey in the Magnus Group West Stand.

The matchday programme will be available to purchase from 10am at Planet Blue, or from 1.15pm at the blue kiosks dotted around the stadium. Tyreeq Bakinson is the feature interview in tomorrow's edition which costs £3.50.

There will be no usual autograph hunting area before the match or at full-time.

Flower beds have been installed at Princes Street end of Portman Road, meaning that supporters parking in the NCP Portman Road car park will need to either turn right towards Handford Road or go straight over down Sir Alf Ramsey Way.

Please click here to read the Club’s SPECTATORS’ CODE OF CONDUCT

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