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🚙 Travel Guide: Cheltenham Town (Saturday, April 6)

Supporter information ahead of the trip to Gloucestershire.

1 April 2019

Exeter City make the trip up the M5 to take on Cheltenham Town on Saturday, April 6, in a 3pm kick-off.

The Grecians have a good record against Cheltenham in recent seasons, with their last visit an exciting 4-3 win on the road.

STADIUM: JONNY-ROCKS STADIUM (GL52 5NA)

With a capacity of 7,200, the Jonny Rocks Stadium was formerly known as Whaddon Road. Cheltenham Town played their first match at the stadium in 1932 and the record attendance was 8,326 for an FA Cup first round match with Reading back in 1956.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

The supporters’ coach will make the trip to Cheltenham and will depart Unit 1 nightclub at 10:00am for a fare of £22.

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.

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

For more information or to book please contact Chris Woolcott on 01392 250250 or John Bishop on 07904036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm).

Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.

BY ROAD

One of City’s shorter away matches of the season, from Exeter you need to travel up the M5 past Bristol and into Gloucestershire. Take the exit for the A40 at Cheltenham before following that road into the city. The A40 will bring you to a roundabout in Cheltenham where you need to go straight over following the A4015. This leads you onto a left turn when you need to join the A46. Follow this round for a short period before turning right onto Clarence Road where you will then join the B4632 which takes you up towards the stadium which will be on your right. According to Cheltenham’s official website, car parking is limited at the Jonny-Rocks Stadium, but you can pre-book a car park space on a match day by contacting the ticket office on 01242 573558 (selecting option 1). Match day parking does cost £5 per vehicle. Street parking in the immediate vicinity is also restricted. There is also another car park which is located at the back of the Colin Farmer Stand. This car park it located in the Parklands Community Centre and is also available on a first come, first served basis on a matchday.

BY RAIL

There are direct trains to Cheltenham from Exeter St David’s station, and they are reasonably frequent on the day of the match. The 10:24 train will get you into Cheltenham Spa station for 12:09, otherwise the 10:49 will get you there for 12:39. The 11:23 will also get you there in good time for 13:09. On your return to Exeter you can catch the 17:25 train which gets you back for 19:35 following one change at Bristol Temple Meads. Otherwise you can catch a direct train from Cheltenham Spa at 17:52 which gets you back for 19:44.

PUBS/FOOD

According to footballtripper.com the stadium is located just 15 minutes away from the town centre there are numerous pubs en-route. The website recommends: The Sudley Arms, The Feathered Fish and The Kemble Brewery. Alongside the expected fast food outlets within the town centre there are also two fish and chip ship shops near the stadium with one on Whaddon Road itself, just 150 yards past the stadium, and the other next to the Sudley Arms pub on Prestbury Road.

The stadium bar, which is open to everyone, also serves hot food between 12:00 and 14:45 and light snacks on offer between 17:00 and 22:30, with the concourses inside the stadium itself offering fans the usual range of football snacks.

TICKETS

Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to the Jonny-Rocks Stadium to face Cheltenham Town on Saturday, April 6 in a 3pm kick-off.

To buy tickets online please click here.

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.

Online sales will end at 12pm on Friday, April 5, with in-person sales available until 2pm. Tickets are available on the day.

Ticket prices in the Hazlewoods Stand are as follows.

  • Adults: £21
  • 65: £15
  • Under-18/Full-time students: £7
  • Advanced discounts: No.

Matchday purchases: Yes, cash only from the away turnstiles.

Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free.

Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer/assistant free. There are two wheelchair spaces available, which can only be purchased in person or by calling the Exeter City Ticket Office on 01392 411 243.

AWAY FANS GUIDE

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the Jonny-Rocks Stadium

TOTAL DISTANCE

The distance between the two clubs is 115 miles and takes around two hours to drive.

Up next at St James Park:

City take on Oldham Athletic on Saturday, April 27 in a 1pm kick-off. Ticket prices are cheaper in advance. Click here to buy online.


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