Are you going to our match with MK Dons on Saturday, August 25? If yes, here is our travel guide for Stadium MK Dons.
The third away game of the season is a trek to Milton Keynes to watch Exeter City and Matt Taylor face the MK Dons and their slightly familiar new manager Paul Tisdale. Here’s everything you need to know about making the trip.
Stadium MK (MK1 1ST)
The capacity of Stadium MK is 30,500, which is all seated. Away fans are normally located in the upper tier of the stadium in the North East Corner, with entry via Gate 3.
Phone number: 01908 622922
Tickets can be bought online here, by phoning the club during normal office hours on 01392 411243 or by visiting the club shop and reception between 9am and 5pm Monday-Friday.
Supporters are encouraged to have tickets posted to them to keep collections to a minimum, and to pre-book to avoid queues on the day (although a cash-only ticket booth is available between gates 3 and 4). Supporters should also note that tickets are scanned upon arrival so barcodes should be kept in good condition.
- Adult: £22
- Senior (over 65): £17
- Under-18s: £7
Tickets will be the same price on the day. Ambulant disabled supporters and wheelchair supporters pay the age-related price with carers going free – call 01392 411243 to book.
Grecian Travel will depart Unit 1 Nightclub at 8:30am.
The fare is £30, and pick-up points are Unit 1 nightclub (Summerland Street), Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), any other pick-ups en-route by prior arrangement.
Book at reception at St James Park, by contacting Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm).
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 email@example.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.
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.
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.