Everything you need to know if you’re coming to the game on Saturday

Rob LloydNews

With the Guinness Six Nations over for another year, URC takes centre stage with Benetton the visitors to Parc y Scarlets on Saturday. Here’s everything you need to know if you’re coming to the game.

What time is kick-off?

The match kicks off at 3pm.

Can I buy tickets on the day?

Yes you can. The ticket office is open from 9.00am until half-time.

Is the club shop open?

Yes, the Castore shop is open from 10am until kick-off.  Joe Roberts and Ioan Nicholas will be in the shop from 2pm for photos and autographs with fans.

Where can I park?

Public parking is in Car Park B on the Trostre Park side. Cost is £5 per car on the gate. The car park gates open at 11am.

Do you accept cash in the stadium?

Yes we do, but we will not be accepting the old paper £50 and £20 notes.

When do the stadium gates open?

Hospitality can gain entry at 1pm. The Heart and Soul (Lolfa) Bar is also open from 12.30pm, while the turnstiles and kiosks are open to the public at 2pm.

Is there a bus service?

Yes, there is a shuttle bus and a park and ride in operation for this game

Here are the details

What’s on before kick-off?

In the build-up to the game, the Scarlets Choir will be providing the entertainment on the first floor concourse of the South Stand. The Heineken Lounge in the South Concourse will be open to the public for the first time. We will also be paying tribute to the great Lewis Jones prior to kick-off.

What’s on in the FSG Supporters Village?

There’s a fun-packed day for you in FSG Supporters Village, which is open before the game from 1pm.  There will be inflatable fun and tag rugby for our young fans. Come and say hello and grab a selfie with Scarlets players Taine Plumtree, Callum Williams, Ed Scragg and Jac Davies as well as Cochyn, who will be there from 1.50pm. There will be a bar and food outlets providing a range of food and drinks.  Our new Clwb Cochyn will also be there, hosted by our Scarlets Ambassadors with arts and crafts. Don’t forget to get your face painted! 

What about after the match?

After the match the Supporters Village will be hosting the stars of Welsh Wrestling. Local favourite Dragon Kid Cymru, Big Bully Bronson, Ricky Bamba, the ‘King of the Samba’, and Mean Tommy Dean will be in action in special exhibition matches from 6pm. You must have a match ticket for the Scarlets-Benetton game or be a Scarlets Season Member to watch the wrestling which will last about an hour. 

What about the Tanner Banc Bar?

The Bar Tanner Banc (in the East Stand) will be open pre-match at 1pm and will be open throughout the game and post match. ‘This River’ will be providing live music after the final whistle. Come along and sample a great atmosphere. Live rugby will be on the new TVs.

Who will be playing tag rugby at half-time?

We’ve got Aberystwyth U7s, U8s and U10s, Haverfordwest Us7, Burry Port U8s and U10s and Llandovery U10s and U11s showing off their skills at half-time. Aberystwyth U7s, U8s and 10s will also be our flagbearers, while the club’s U10s will be providing the guard of honour for the teams to enter the field.

Who are the match-day mascots?

We have five match-day mascots this week. Llew Ifan Rees (aged 12), Cai Elis Rees (11), Sam Jones (4), Leo-Jack Marshall (7) and Layla-Luna Marshall (6).