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Visitor information for St James Park

 

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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.

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.

The Address

St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX

The Stadium

St James Park has undergone a £3.4million pound redevelopment project which has seen the construction of a new stand, changing rooms, covered away end, and associated facilities.

The new stand has been named the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand in honour of fans’ favourite Adam Stansfield, who died eight years ago.

It also features a heritage display which has been created thanks to a grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund and the work of the Supporters’ Trust history group and the Grecian Archive, in partnership with the University of Exeter.

Ticket prices

Away supporters are housed in either the Marsh Kia St James Road Stand (covered standing terrace) or blocks L and M of the IP Office Main Stand (all seated).

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

Marsh Kia St James Road Stand     Ticket Prices
 Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £16 £17
Senior £13 £14
Student £13 £14
Under-18 £4.50 £5
Wheelchair Area £13 £14
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

The Junior Grecians 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.

Red Square

Red Square houses the Exeter City club shop, an outside bar and the Junior Grecians Family Zone. There is also a dedicated catering van providing hot and cold delicious local produce.

The Centre Spot bar

The Centre Spot Bar welcomes both home and away fans, and is located in the ground, next to the VIP entrance and old Reception. The bar offers a large range of drinks, pool table and dart boards, all in a friendly atmosphere.

The Centre Spot is also home to The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium, offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

The Club Shop

The club shop offers a wide range of official Exeter City merchandise,including replica shirts, training wear, hats, scarves, gifts, souvenirs, programmes, books and much more.

The club shop is situated within the stadium and is joined with reception.

The Information Point

In Red Square (opposite reception) is the ECFC Information point which can help with any questions home or away fans have about St James Park or Exeter City. We also have a team of ambassadors around the stadium who can help with your questions, or direct you around the ground. Look out for the red coats!

Refreshments

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans.

Sample prices include:

  • Hot Dogs: £2.80
  • Sausage Rolls: £1.50
  • Cheese and Onion or Balti Slice: £1.50
  • Pasty: £2.60
  • Chocolate Bars/Crisps: 60p
  • Selection of Hot and Cold Drinks: £1.50
  • Water: £1

Matchday Timetable

Getting to St James Park 

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. 

Parking

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.

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. 

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). 

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. 

Parking

Parking:
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 may be very limited residential parking available locally. 

Please click here to view a map of car parks local to St James’ Park (please note that only red numbers are car parks on this external link). 



Parking is available at the club on non-matchdays, entering via Stadium Way. 

Things to do in Exeter

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.

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. 

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. 

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. 

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. 

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.

Where to Stay 

Mercure Exeter Southgate Hotel 
Southernhay East 
Exeter 
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. 

Airbnb

There are plenty of listings available for Exeter for rental on airbnb.

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.