Making your way to the Riverside tonight for Boro's match against Rotherham United (7.45pm)? Here's all the key information you need for our meeting with the South Yorkshire-based side.
Tickets are available for tonight's game against Rotherham, the first of three successive home games for Tony Pulis' table-topping Boro in all competitions.
The Teessiders lead the way in the Championship after Friday's victory at Sheffield Wednesday took us back to the table's summit.
Tickets start from £27 for adults, £18 for over 65s and £13 for Under-18s.
The newly-built Middlehaven Dock Bridge adjacent to the Riverside Stadium is now officially open. Here’s how it will affect traffic and travel on a Boro matchday, starting from tonight’s match against Rotherham United (kick-off 7.45pm).
Officially called Priestman Road Bridge, the new roadway links the junction of Shepherdson Way and The Halyard, on the stadium’s side of the River Tees, with Riverside Park and Middlehaven on the other.
It provides a pedestrian route for supporters travelling to and from the Middlehaven and Middlesbrough College area on matchdays.
Supporters travelling on foot are advised to please take extra care when using the bridge and surrounding areas, particularly as it is a new and unfamiliar set-up for road users.
As for vehicles, please note that the bridge cannot be used as a thoroughfare for vehicles on matchdays.
This means that in the lead-up to and after Boro games, drivers cannot utilise the bridge to travel from one side to the other without intention to arrive at the stadium itself. Stewards will be in place to redirect traffic if necessary.
The bridge can, however, be used by supporters as an access route when arriving to and leaving from the Riverside Stadium’s car parking facilities.
This will allow another route of access to the stadium to alleviate some congestion both before and after matches.
We appreciate your patience and understanding as our stewarding staff work hard to ensure the new road system is used as effectively and efficiently as possible.
The Club Shop will be open right up until kick-off at the Riverside.
Our Academy are leading our involvement with a charity that redistribute shoes to those in need. Shoe Aid and is a registered charity that provide shoes to schoolchildren in poverty, disaster zones (they recently provided shoes to the families of Grenfell Tower), the homeless and third world countries. They are a non-profit organisation.
There is a collection box for fans situated in the MFC Official Club Shop here at the Riverside. Fans wishing to donate can do so in store during opening hours.
Shoe Aid will accept absolutely anything from flip flops to stilettos, trainers, children’s shoes, football boots and wellies!
You can find more information at www.shoeaid.co.uk.
Big Screen Messages:
Got a Boro birthday to celebrate? Or someone special visiting the Riverside for the first time?
Whatever the occasion, send us your messages on Twitter with the hashtag #UTB and we'll be selecting them to be shown on the Big Screen in the lead-up to kick-off and at half-time.
Pick up your copy of our official matchday programme #UTB for £2 in and around the Riverside Stadium. Tonight's issue contains our regular player features with Britt Assombalonga and loan man Sam McQueen, notes from the manager and a detailed look at our opponents the Millers.
What's On In The Family Zone?
Turnstiles to the GRFZ open at 6.30pm, with lots of fun to be had.
Today is our Breaking Down Barriers match and our Academy Under-12s are celebrating the life of Walter Tull. Along with our Academy Teachers, some of the players will be in our Family Zone to tell you all about Walter and his life. Remember to get a copy of our 'Who are ya' leaflet, which tells you all about Walter.
MFC and Everyone Active think that swimming is very important in a child’s development and we have five free swimming lessons courtesy of Everyone Active to give away to one lucky supporter. To enter, all you have to do is give us your details. It’s that simple.
Calling all Harry Potter fans. We have a special competition just for you in association with WHSmith – Teesside Park! The best dressed supporter will win a super prize. How well do you know Harry Potter? Let’s see when you try and answer our questions to win a Harry Potter book!
Come along to the Creative Corner where you can write spells and poems, and decorate pages with goo and glitter, for Sixth Element’s amazing spell book.
Name the Owl and the Rat to win super prizes from Tees Valley Wildlife Trust. Our winners could win a family membership and some activity sets.
Want to win a £20 Cleveland Centre voucher to spend anywhere in the Cleveland Centre? Get yourself along to the Dressing Up Corner and enter. It's so simple! We will contact our winner before half-time.
Don’t forget to join in with our regular Guessing Games:
- Guess the Attendance
- Guess the Time of the First Goal
- Guessing Game – Who scored first and what method
You could win some great prizes.
Want to be involved in our pre-match build-up? Get yourself pitchside at 7.30pm and you could be one of our lucky flag wavers!
Follow The Game Live:
Supporters in the UK and overseas will be able to tune into tonight's game with our matchday streaming service, Riverside LIVE.
The service includes bespoke four-camera coverage with graphics, replays and commentary from former BBC Tees and TFM commentator Gordon Cox as well as analysis from Boro legend Bernie Slaven.
The show will get underway at 7.30pm with pre-match build-up, including the thoughts of Boro boss Tony Pulis, as well as half-time and full-time analysis.
Subscribers will receive an email to confirm when payment has been made successfully.
New subscribers may be required to login again after purchase to ensure a package is activated.
As ever, we’ll be bringing you all the action from our matchday centre, complete with behind-the-scenes build-up, minute-by-minute in-game updates, and post-match reaction from the Boro dressing room.
Don’t forget to sign up for a single MFC Digital Account to access all these features, as well as Boro's ticketing and retail websites.