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📝 Big Match Preview: MK Dons v City

Everything you need to know as the Grecians travel to Milton Keynes

24 August 2018

Exeter City are back on the road as they make the trip to MK Dons looking to build on what has been a strong beginning to the Matt Taylor era.

Of course, they come up against former City boss Paul Tisdale, who took charge of MK Dons at the beginning of the season following his 12-year stay as manager at St James Park.

It looks set to be an exciting match with Tisdale’s side beginning the new season in similar form to the Grecians as they too are yet to lose a match this season.

On the trip to Milton Keynes, manager Matt Taylor said: “It’s always good to see people that you’ve worked with and get on with in the past, but it’s a game of football and we are going there to win. It’s another three points at stake on the back of a good run. We are still unbeaten but it’s the toughest test that we will face so far.

“They’re a good team with a good manager and good staff and they are good people as well. We’re looking forward to it but it’s just another game of football for us.”

WHEN WE LAST MET

City are yet to beat their opponents in eight previous meetings, and the sides last met in March 2012 when City went down to a 3-0 defeat when the sides were in League One.

 The Grecians fell to defeat on their last trip to Stadium MK

 

TICKET NEWS

Tickets for City's trip to Stadium MK to face MK Dons on Saturday, August 25 in a 3pm kick-off are on advance sale via the club until 5pm tomorrow (Friday, August 24).

Please note that online sales will finish at 2pm, but in person sales and collections are available until 5pm. Any tickets not collected can be collected from gate 6 at Stadium MK on Saturday.

We encourage supporters to purchase tickets online. You can also call the club during the normal office hours on 01392 411243 or visit the club shop and reception in person between 9am and 5pm Monday to Friday.

Supporters are encouraged to pre-book to avoid queues on the day, cash only ticket booth is available.

Please note that tickets are scanned in upon arrival, barcodes to be kept in good condition.

Ticket prices are as follows:

  • Adult: £22
  • Senior (Over 65): £17
  • Under-18: £7

Advance Discounts? No, same prices on the day

Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free. Please call 01392 411243 to book.

Wheelchair: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free. Please call 01392 411243 to book.

Matchday Purchase available? YES at the same prices.

Grecian Travel: The supporters’ coach to Stadium MK departs at 08:30am and is £30 per person. Grecian Travel is now sold out for the trip.

TRAVELLING BY CAR

Follow M5 and M4 to Swindon, take exit 15 from M4 and then continue on A419. Follow the brown signs for football coaches and enter the stadium site via the Saxon Street entrance (between KFC and McDonalds).

Limited parking is available at the stadium, with a car park fee of £7. Matchday spaces for blue badge holders are limited and must be pre-booked via the Box Office in person by emailing customer.services@mkdons.com or calling 01908 622901.

Car parking is also available for £5 at Castle House on Dawson Road.

Fans can park considerately in the industrial areas surrounding the stadium, but not in the parking areas of the nearby retail and trade outlets, the Asda adjacent to the stadium or at the MK1 site or in areas signed as privately owned.

BY TRAIN

A train journey to Stadium MK will take between four and four and a half hours from Exeter St Davids. One route requires changing in London to get the train to Bletchley Station, which is approximately a 30-minute signposted walk from the stadium. The alternative route requires changing at Birmingham New Street, Stafford and Milton Keynes Central before walking from Bletchley Station.

PUBS/ FOOD

There are limited local pubs that admit away supporters. There are a variety of restaurants on the retail park surrounding the stadium. There are various pubs in central Bletchley (a 35-40 minute walk from the stadium), Fenny Stratford (a 20-minute walk from the ground, and has a train station served by trains to/from Bletchley) and central Milton Keynes (adjacent to the main shopping centre or in walking distance of the train station). There are also a number of different catering outlets within the stadium.

Up next at St James Park:

City face West Ham under-21s on Saturday, September 25 in a 7:45pm kick-off. Click here to purchase tickets online!


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