Exeter City travel to the One Call Stadium on Saturday, September 15. Here is all you need to know about the trip to Mansfield Town.
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, September 15. Travel prices: £30
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (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 at Birmingham and Nottingham. 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 7.23am from Exeter St Davids will get you into Mansfield at 1.27pm on Saturday.
Mansfield have 130 car parking spaces at One Call Stadium, however these are extremely limited and are allocated on a first-come-first served basis at a cost of £5. Alternatively, the following sites are advisable, owned by Mansfield District Council and with easy access to the One Call Stadium are Grove Street, Victoria Street, Garden Road and Church Lane
Charges are as follows:
- Grove St 50p/hr
- Victoria St 50p/hr
- Garden Rd 50p/hr
- Church Lane 80p/hr
Tickets are now on sale, via Exeter City, through the normal channels.
Ticket prices in the North Stand are as follows:
- Adult: £22
- Senior (Over 65): £18
- Young Adult (18-21): £16
- Junior (7-1): £12
- Age 6 and under: Free
Advance Discounts? Yes, there is a £2 price increase on all categories on the day.
Ambulant Disabled supporters: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free.
Wheelchair: Pay the age-related price with the carer going free. Please call 01392 411243 to book.
According to Mansfield Town's website, 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.
The distance between St James Park and the One Call Stadium is 224 miles, taking a little over four hours to drive.
AWAY GAMES GUIDE:
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Up next at St James Park:
City take on Tranmere Rovers on Saturday, March 2 in a 3pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.