Exeter City travel to the One Call Stadium on Saturday, October 28, looking to bounce back from two defeats. They face a Mansfield Town side who are without a win in their last four league outings. However, their last victory came with a convincing 3-1 victory over high-flying Notts County.
ONE CALL STADIUM (NG18 5DA)
The One Call Stadium is the home of Mansfield Town and has been since 1861, making it the oldest ground in the Football League. However, some reports date it back to 1850. It has a capacity of 10,000 when fully open but due to safety restrictions, it holds 9,186. Its original name is Field Mill but it is called One Call Stadium due to sponsorship reasons. It is a mix of seated and terracing.
Grecian Travel will depart Unit 1 Nightclub at 7.45am on Saturday, October 28. Travel prices are as follows:
Pick-up points are as follows: 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 email at: email@example.com (After 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.
To get to the One Call Stadium, follow the M5 and the M42 to A42 in Leicestershire. Continue onto the A42 then follow signs for Nottingham and merge onto the M1. Follow the M1 to Nottinghamshire and then take exit 27 from the M1. Continue on Mansfield road/A608. Take Derby road/A611, Coxmoor road/B6139 and Hamilton road to Quarry Lane in Mansfield. The stadium will be on the left. This drive should take approximately four hours.
The journey from Exeter St Davids to Mansfield station should take just over five hours and requires two changes. The train from Exeter St Davids will take you to Birmingham New Street which will take about two and a half hours. Then, the train from Birmingham New Street will take you to Nottingham which will take around one hour and 10 minutes. Finally, the train from Nottingham will take you to Mansfield station which will take about half an hour. From the station, the is a 10-minute walk in which you walk along Portland Street then turn right onto Quarry Lane. The stadium will be on your right. The 7.45am from Exeter St Davids will get you into Mansfield just before 1pm on Saturday. The 8.23am and 9.23am trains will also get you into Mansfield before 3pm.
There is some parking at the ground which costs £5. There is also the station car park which costs £3 for four hours. Otherwise, street parking is the only other option. Highfield Way, just past the ground on Quarry Lane, is a good choice if you arrive early enough to find a space.
Tickets are now on sale, via Exeter City, through the normal channels. The match is not all-ticket, meaning fans can purchase on the day of the game. However, there will be a £2 increase for fans who choose to do that.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Concessions (over 60s): £16
Young adult (age 18-21): £15
Junior (age 7-17): £12
Young adults (18-21) are expected to provide ID when buying the tickets, and when they enter the stadium.
There is a pub at the ground called the Sandy Pate, underneath the Ian Greaves Stand, that welcomes away fans and is free to enter. There is the Talbot pub on Nottingham Road near to the Sainsbury’s supermarket. However, this is predominately for home fans and away fans are only usually welcomed in family groups that are there for a meal. Opposite to the Talbot is the Il Rosso which is an upmarket wine bar but a little on the pricey side. Near the railway station, there is a hotel called the Midland Hotel on station road. The beer is reasonably priced and welcomes away fans. It also just a 10-minute walk away from the ground. On top of drinks, it includes a restaurant that serves food.
Kiosk Prices - Hot food:
Sausage roll £2
Double cheeseburger £4.50
Hot dog £3
Mushy peas £1
Cornish pasty £3.50
Sausage roll £2.50
Pie, crisps/chocolate, soft/hot drink £5
Hot dog, crisps/chocolate, soft/hot drink £5
Pie and alcoholic drink £5
Double cheeseburger and a beer £6
Crisps, chocolate and soft drink £3
Bovril, tea, coffee, hot chocolate £2
Soft drink £2
Crisps, chocolate £1.00
The distance between St James Park and the One Call Stadium is 224 miles, taking a little over four hours to drive.