Bristol Rovers increase security for Millwall clash

BRISTOL Rovers will deploy extra stewards and have increased their security operations ahead of Millwall’s trip to The Memorial Stadium next Sunday. 

The Lions have sold their full allocation of 1,279 tickets for the fixture as Millwall aim for the win that will guarantee them a play-off place.

Rovers have sold over 11,000 tickets, meaning the contest will be a sell-out for the first time this season.



Bristol Post are reporting that there will be an increased police presence inside and outside the stadium.

"We will have an additional 30 stewards against Millwall compared to our usual number," the club’s Safety Officer Dave Parker told the newspaper.

"It looks set to be a sell-out crowd, but it's an all-ticket match so we should know how many people will be coming to the stadium."



"There will be police on duty from early in the morning, and this match is a designated police match.”

Rovers, who saw their play-off hopes dashed after their defeat to Peterborough last weekend, are also in contact with Millwall over arrangements for players to greet fans after the final whistle of the last game of the regular League One season.

While it is traditional for players from the home side to do a lap of honour after their last game of the season, Millwall could also be celebrating clinching sixth.

"We've spoken to Millwall about the possibility of their players coming out to see their fans after the match,” Parker said. “We're waiting to hear back from them. Of course, we would only be able to do it if it was safe to do so.”

Image: Millwall FC 

John Kelly

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9 thoughts on “Bristol Rovers increase security for Millwall clash

  • April 24, 2017 at 14:25
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    I hope both teams get the opportunity to acknowledge the support of their fans.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 14:28
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    I reckon the Millwall team will be running for the coach 5 mins after the final whistle goes to keep away from us all.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 15:04
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    No One likes us We don't care

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  • April 24, 2017 at 15:20
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    Good luck the aa team COYL NOLU WDC WAM SM WAMFTD MILLLLLLLLLLLLLLLL 😂

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  • April 24, 2017 at 19:39
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    I hope Millwall win and there is no trouble at the game, come on you lions.

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  • April 24, 2017 at 20:16
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    BRFC aren't increasing the security to protect the home supporters stop flattering yourselves.

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    • April 24, 2017 at 22:37
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      @Kevin Sweet: can't understand u ? What language is that? Sounds like sheepshagger !

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  • April 25, 2017 at 08:15
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    I will be there Sunday with family and friends looking for the MILLWALL win & fingers crossed on to wembley. No trouble please!!! We are the efl family club of the year
    C O Y L

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  • April 26, 2017 at 14:24
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    The biggest problem @BRFC are going to have is high spirits when Millwall win Everyone going to be in dreamland and normally that spells pitch invasion

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