Travel guide: Notts County (Saturday, January 20)

Exeter City go to Meadow Lane on Saturday looking to improve on a recent away record that has seen them lose their last five League Two games on the road.

It won't come much tougher than the match at Meadow Lane though as second-in-the-table County haven't lost at home in League Two this season. 


Meadow Lane is all-seater and has a capacity of 20,300. It has four separate stands which are all single tiered. The away fans will be situated in one end of the Jimmy Sirrel stand with the usual allocation being around 1,300. The ground has a spacious concourse for fans to enjoy.


Grecian Travel will depart Unit 1 Nightclub at 7.45am on Saturday, January 20. The fare is £30.

Pick-up Points (include): 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.    

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.


Follow the M5 and M42 to A42 in Leicestershire. Follow A42 onto Remembrance Lane onto Clifton Lane and then onto Wilford Lane. Then go on to the A60 and follow it before making a right on to Cattle Market Road where you will find the ground. 


The journey from Exeter St David’s would take just over four hours and would need a change. Meadow Lane is a 10 to 15-minute walk away from Nottingham railway station. As you exit the station, turn left across the car park and then right at the traffic lights. The ground is around a quarter of a mile down the dual carriageway and you will find it on your left.

By Tram:

Fans travelling by car on the M1 can get to Meadow Lane by using the city’s Park & Ride tram facilities off the M1 at junctions 24, 25, and 26. Parking is free but tram tickets must be bought before boarding the tram. The closest tram-stop to Meadow Lane is Station Street. With traffic and parking not being easy around Meadow Lane, this is a very practical way of getting to the ground.


Parking is available at the Cattle Market (opposite the away end) which costs £3.50 a car or at Nottingham City Council's Eastcroft depot (NG2 3AH) at £4 a car. The depot is a five-minute walk from Meadow Lane, located just off London Road (A60). The entrance is signposted with banners and is manned by security guards throughout the match. There is some street parking to had in the local area, although this is more limited than it once was, as Nottingham City Council have recently introduced pay and display parking on roads, in close vicinity to the stadium.

Musical Instruments

 The admission of musical instruments is permitted on an individual match by match basis. Supporters arriving at the turnstiles on a match day with a musical instrument will be turned away unless they have prior approval. Requests to bring musical instruments into Meadow Lane on a match day must be sent in writing to club SLO no less than five days prior to the fixture. 


Tickets are on sale for the match at Meadow Lane. You can purchase them online at 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.

Jimmy Sirrel Stand Prices:

  • Adults: £20
  • Concessions (18-21, Senior 60+): £14
  • Under-18: £7
  • Under-16: £5
  • Under-12: £1*
  • Under-7: Free of charge
  • Ambulant/Wheelchair Disabled: Price relevant to age band.
  • Carer: Free of charge for persons with higher or medium rate of DLA or equivalent PIP

*must be sold/accompanied by a full paying adult.

 The match is not all ticket and supporters can pay on the gate, but with a £2 price increase on the day for adults, seniors, 18 to 21s, under-18s and under-16s. There are no price increases for under-12s and under-7s match tickets on the day.

There are no cash turnstiles at Meadow Lane therefore, it is strongly recommended that supporters purchase tickets in advance to avoid matchday queues.


The supporters’ club and the pub closest to the ground, the Trent Navigation Inn, are usually for home supporters only, therefore, you may find it easier to drink on the other side of the River Trent. The nearest pub would be the Southbank Bar which shows live sport and serves food. If you are arriving via train, then just across from the train station and down Queensbridge Road you will find the Cat & Fiddle next to the Castle Rock micro-brewery. It offers 10 real ales; serves food and children are welcome if you are travelling with family.


The total distance between St James Park and Meadow Lane is 211 miles and would take just over three and a half hours to drive.