Cherries to play friendly fixture at St James ParkAFC Bournemouth, the newest members of the Barclays Premier League, will face Exeter City in a pre-season friendly fixture at St James Park on Saturday 18th July (kick-off 3pm).
Promoted as champions of the Championship last season, Eddie Howe’s men will continue their preparations for the first top-flight campaign in their history when they face the Grecians for a weekend fixture.
Bournemouth visited the Park as Exeter’s divisional rivals as recently as 2011/12, and they were 2-0 winners in Devon at the beginning of last season in the first round of the Capital One Cup.
Now the Grecians are delighted to have the opportunity to host the Premier League outfit and their new summer recruits as they look to prolong their stay in the top tier.
It is the seventh confirmed friendly fixture for Exeter this summer – St James Park will also host Fluminense Under-19, and City have dates arranged to visit East Fife, Arbroath, Weston-super-Mare, Torquay United and AFC St Austell ahead of the new season.
Ticketing details and other arrangements for our fixture with AFC Bournemouth will be confirmed and announced in due course.