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Carlisle United v City (Saturday, October 7)

All you need to know about City's trip to Brunton Park

3 October 2017

Exeter City's sixth away game of the League Two season is the longest journey of the campaign as they travel to Cumbria to face Keith Curle's Carlisle United. City played Carlisle United four times last season, losing both League Two matches 3-2, before edging an epic two-legged play-off match 6-5.

CARLISLE UNITED

Saturday, October 7 (3pm)

Sky Bet League Two

STADIUM - BRUNTON PARK (CA1 1LL)

Brunton Park is the home of Carlisle United and has been since 1909. It has a capacity of 17,949, making it the largest football stadium in England that is not all-seated. In 1953, the stadium’s grandstand burned down and in 2005 and 2015, the stadium completely flooded.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

Grecian will depart Unit 1 Nightclub at 6am on Saturday, October 7. Ticket prices are as follows:

Members: £41

Non-members: £45

Pick-up points are: Unit 1 Nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller & Carter), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.  

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by emailing john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into Reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD

To get to Brunton Park, follow the M5 and M6 to rotary way/A69 in Carlisle. Take exit 43 from M6. At Rosehill roundabout, take the first exit onto Rotary Way/A69. Continue to follow the A69 then turn right, Brunton Park should be on the right. This journey should take around six hours to drive.

BY RAIL

The train journey from Exeter St Davids to Carlisle United should take approximately five hours and 40 minutes and requires one change. The train from Exeter St Davids will take you to Birmingham New Street. From there, the train from Birmingham New Street will take you to Carlisle. From Carlisle station, there is a 17-minute walk to Brunton Park.

PARKING

The club car park cost £2.50 to park in and is found by immediately turning right before Brunton park. Otherwise, street parking is available.

TICKETS

Tickets for the match at Brunton Park are now on sale and can be purchased at tickets.ecfc.co.uk. Fans will be able to buy on match day but prices, other than for juniors and children, increase by £3.

The advance prices are as follows:

Adult: £19

Over-65: £16

Age 18-22: £13

Age 11-17 (junior): £10

Under-11 (child): £7

Under-7 (child): Free

One adult and one junior: £27

One adult and two juniors: £35

One senior and one junior: £24

Ambulant disabled fans pay the age-related price shown above and receive a free assistant ticket. Fans in wheelchairs pay £4 and also receive a free assistant’s ticket. These are also available from Exeter City in advance.

PUBS/FOOD

There is a bar which allows in away fans at the rugby club next to Brunton Park and is family friendly. Also, near the ground on Warwick Road is the Beehive which serves real ale. This is found by turning right on Warwick Road after coming out of the car park by

This is found by turning right on Warwick Road after coming out of the car park by reception and the ticket office. However, the Beehive does employ doormen for matchdays and certain away games so there is a chance that visiting fans will not be able to get in. At the back of the club car park, there is a golf club that has a bar which serves food and drink and welcomes fans on matchday. Also, you can pick up a drink at the ground. Also, there is a family-friendly pub named the Lakeland Gate which serves drinks on a matchday. To get there from Brunton Park, walk out of the car park by reception and the ticket office and turn left onto Warwick Road. Continue along this road then turn right onto Walkmill Crescent. Lakeland gate will be on the left. This is a 0.4-mile walk and should take about seven minutes to walk.

The Magpie Inn on Victoria Road in Carlisle also allows entry for away fans, and is only a five minute walk from the ground. You can find them on Facebook by searching 'Magpie Inn Carlisle, or on twitter: @The_Magpie_Inn.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The distance between St James Park and Brunton Park is 346 miles and should take five hours and 40 minutes to drive.


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