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🚙 Travel guide: Swindon Town (Tuesday, January 1)

All you need to know about visiting the Energy Check County Ground on New Year's Day

14 December 2018

Club News

🚙 Travel guide: Swindon Town (Tuesday, January 1)

All you need to know about visiting the Energy Check County Ground on New Year's Day

14 December 2018

Exeter City travel to Wiltshire on New Year's Day looking to complete a league double of Swindon Town. Here is all you need to know about visiting the Energy Check County Ground on Tuesday, January 1.


The County Ground has been the home of Swindon Town since 1896. The current capacity of 15,728, all-seated, has been at that level since the mid-1990s. The away section is located in the far end of the Arkells Stand. It has a capacity of 1,305 supporters, with an overflow section on the Stratton Bank (uncovered0 which holds 2,179.


Grecian Travel will depart from outside Unit 1 nightclub at 10.30am on Tuesday, January 1, with the fare priced at £21.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road Park & Ride (By the Barn Owl), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25). Any other pick-ups need to be booked by prior arrangement. 

The easiest way to buy is online, or on your mobile using the club’s ticketing system. 

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.      


To get to the County Ground leave the M4 at Junction 15. Take the Commonhead roundabout. Turn left onto the A4259 Marlborough Road. Take the second exit at the roundabout onto Queens Drive. At the next set of roundabouts take the third exit onto County Road - the entrance to the ground is on the first right. 


The train journey from Exeter St Davids to Swindon usually requires at least one change at either Bristol Parkway, Bristol Temple Meads or Westbury and will take over just two hours in most cases. However, there is a direct train on New Year’s Day that leaves Exeter St Davids at 12.18pm and gets you into Swindon at 2pm. Once you have arrived at Swindon train station turn left onto Station Road. Facing the White House pub, head right onto Corporation Street. At the traffic lights turn left onto Manchester Road. At the end of Manchester Road turn right onto County Road. The entrance to the stadium is the second left. This walk should take approximately 10 minutes. 


Parking for away fans is located within the stadium complex priced at £10. There are 12 allocated disabled bays. There is also parking at St Joseph’s School behind the Ground on Ocotal Way. A space at the school costs £5. The postcode for St Joseph’s is SN3 3LR.


Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to the County Ground to face Swindon Town on New Year's Day (Tuesday, January 1, 2019).

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

Prices in the Arkell Stand are as follows:

  • Adult - £23
  • 65+/Student - £17
  • Under-21 - £10
  • Under-18 - £6
  • Under-11 - £2

Advance Discounts? No

Ambulant disabled: Pay age related price and carer free

Wheelchair: As above

Matchday Purchase available? Yes, away ticket office 50 yards from Arkells stand entrance, open at 12.30pm on day of the game.


There is an away supporters bar that be in use for the 2018/19 season. Bar 71 opens from 12pm on Tuesday, January 1, and is located towards the Stratton Bank at the end of the Arkells Stand. The bar serves both draught beer and lager as well as serving a selection of snacks as well as matchday programmes.

There are a number of pubs located within the main town centre and within walking distance from The County Ground, although visiting supporters are advised to check in advance which pubs will be available to them.


The distance between St James Park and the County Ground is 119 miles, taking just over two hours to drive.


Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the County Ground.

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