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Visitor information for St James Park


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St James Park Redevelopment 

Please note: St James Park is going through a redevelopment until the end of October 2018, meaning that there is only the IP Office Main Stand (Seated) and Thatchers' Big Bank (Standing) open.

The away end is closed, meaning that away fans are housed at the end of the IP Office Main Stand, capacity is set to 350 away fans only, so we recommend you check with your club that tickets are available before booking travel.

Visiting St James Park 

Located on direct train routes from London Paddington, London Waterloo, Birmingham, Bristol and other parts of the country, Exeter is a popular destination for fans who want to enjoy a weekend of football near the Devonshire coast. The facilities in and around the stadium – and across the city – make Exeter an ideal road-trip for travelling fans who want to spend a Saturday or a full weekend away. Our principal sponsor, Flybe, offer services from London, Manchester, Newcastle and Norwich and the Channel Islands. And many of our partner hotels offer great deals for fans that make the journey down to the South West. 

Exeter City's St James Park stadium is conveniently located in the heart of the city, with excellent walking, cycling and public transport links, which are now clearly signposted en-route. Exeter City is proud to be the first professional club to voluntarily develop a travel plan to help fans travel to the ground by more sustainable means. We are keen to encourage fans to leave their cars at home where possible, to help reduce carbon emissions and local congestion, and promote healthier ways of travelling.


St James Park
Stadium Way

Ticket prices

Ticket prices for visiting supporters for the 2018/19 season are as follows:

IP Office Main Stand    Ticket Prices
 Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £22 £23
Senior £19 £20
Student £19 £20
Under-18 £9.50 £10
Wheelchair Area £19 £20

Things to do in Exeter 

If you’re making a weekend of it, or you’ve arrived in town with a lot of time to spare ahead of kick-off, there are many interesting ways to spend your time. Here are some other cultural highlights to be found around the city: 

1: Exeter Cathedral 

Cathedral Church of Saint Peter at Exeter is an Anglican cathedral and the seat of the Bishop of Exeter. Founded in 1050, the current building was completed circa 1400. The clock that was the inspiration for the classic nursery rhyme “Hickory Dickory Dock” hangs above the door to the north tower with the medieval cat flap; on a related note, the cathedral is the only one in the country to have had a cat on its payroll at one point in history.

2: Exeter Quay 

Located just a 20-minute walk from St James Park, Exeter Quay is the best place in town to walk on a sunny morning. Enjoy restaurants with a view of the river or take part in one of the quayside red coat guided tours, and even venture as far as the 2,000-year-old city walls, of which 70 per cent still remain. 

3: Princesshay 

One of the most exciting developments in Exeter City centre has been the regeneration of the Princesshay shopping area, which stands on the site of the old St John’s Hospital school, all that remains of which is the Blue Boy statue right in the heart of the area. Filled with the best of cafes, restaurants, shopping outlets and local businesses, Princesshay is the place to be. 

4: Underground Passages 

Take in a tour of the underground passages and walkways that formed the core of the city’s foundations. Dating from 14th century, these medieval passages under Exeter high street are a unique ancient monument; no similar system of passages can be explored by the public elsewhere in Britain. 

5: Castle and Northernhay Gardens 

Incorporating a good stretch of Roman wall and the only length of Saxon town wall to be seen in England, Northernhay Gardens are of outstanding historic significance. 

The site of Northernhay Gardens was quarried in Roman times for stone from which to build the adjacent city walls. During the Norman period, it formed part of the defences of Rougemont Castle. In 1612, the City Chamber laid out the grounds for public recreation. 

The early park was destroyed in the civil war when, in 1642, large new defensive ditches were dug outside the walls for the city's defence. 

Today the gardens offer a tranquil break from the bustle of the city. 

6:  Royal Albert Memorial Museum 

The awards continue to stream in for Exeter’s RAMM museum, which was crowned museum of the year in 2012 and awarded the £100,000 art fund prize for its redevelopment project. Chair of judges, Lord Smith of Finsbury, said of the museum at the time: “The new Royal Albert Memorial Museum is quite simply a magical place.” 

Located just a few doors down from Exeter Central station, the RAMM is easily accessible and is right in the middle of town. 

The Family Zone

The new Junior Grecians family zone will be open on matchday to supporters an hour-and-a-half prior to kick-off. The zone has video consoles, large TV screens, a refreshments stall and table football. 

The zone is located in Red Square. For more information on it read the following article.

The Centre Spot bar

Away supporters are also welcomed in the Centre Spot bar at most games. The bar is located in the building behind the IP Office Main Stand.  

Getting to St James Park 

By car

From the M5: Exit westbound at Junction 29 onto the A3015 (Honiton Road). Follow the road onto the B3183 (Heavitree Road) for two miles, going past Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on the left. 

From the East: Follow the A303/A30 towards Exeter, passing under the M5 bridge, at Junction 29. Then follow the above instructions from the M5. 

From the West: Follow signposts towards Exeter centre. After crossing the River Exe near Exeter St Thomas rail station, join the A3015 (Frog Street). Follow the one-way system and then exit onto the B3212 (Magdalen Street) and follow the road as it veers left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road.  St James Park and Stadium Way are located on your left. 


Please note that owing to very limited parking at St James Park, there is no on-site parking for supporters at St James Park on matchdays. There is also very limited residential parking available locally. 

There are a few car parks near the ground though. There is the King William Street car park (NCP) or the car parks just off Western Way on Parr Street, Belmont, Belgrave Road and Bampfylde Street car park and the Triangle car park (actually accessed from Clifton Road). These are all about five to 10 minutes' walk minutes from the club. 

By Rail

The stadium is served by St James Park rail station, a few minutes’ walk from the ground.  The station lies on the Avocet Line (First Great Western trains), which runs from Exeter St David’s to Exmouth, also calling at Exeter Central.  The Exeter St David’s and Exeter Central stations connect the city to the other major cities across the UK. 

Please click here to visit the national rail website. 

Please click here to view a Train Planning Map with useful details on getting to St James Park from around Devon.

Please note on certain matchdays there will be changes to the match day services at St James Park station and Polsloe Bridge station this Saturday due to Exeter City and Exeter Chiefs both playing at home. Click here for further details.

By Bus

Exeter Bus Station is located around 10 minutes’ walk from St James Park. It is the terminus for many local buses in the Exeter area, as well as serving intercity coach companies including Megabus, National Express, First Bus and Western Greyhound. 

Park and ride

It is also possible to get to the City centre by using the park and ride services at Honiton Road (red), Sowton (blue) and Matford (green). 

By plane 

Exeter International Airport is situated in Clyst Honiton, four miles from the city centre. Our principle sponsor Flybe serves 25 destinations directly, including nine destinations within the British Isles. 

Where to Stay 

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel 
Southernhay East 
EX1 1QF 
01392 412 812 

The Mercure Southgate is situated in a leafy garden area in the heart of the city with parking, close to the historic cathedral green area, high street and Princesshay shopping precinct. 

The hotel has a well-fitted health club and swimming pool, a cosy bar area and excellent cuisine. 

Getting around 
Apple Taxis – 01392 666666 

Club partners Apple Taxis are a local taxi firm, with saloons and people carriers to suit your needs and get you and your friends to or from St James Park. To book a taxi to the train or bus stations, to the football club, or to anywhere in Exeter and the surrounding area just give them a call on 01392 666666.