Football returns to St James Park on Boxing Day as City serve up a footballing feast against Newport County in a 3pm kick-off!
As ever, football at the Park isn't just about the 90 minutes on the pitch, we've got a whole host of opportunities and experiences to make your matchday extra special.
Family photo opportunity
Another extra service that has really taken off is photos of away and City families in the respective dugouts. If you would like to record your visit with this 'Kodak moment; please ask at the Tombola stall at 1:50pm.
Announce the team and other activities in the Red Square Fan Zone
Don’t forget those special selfie and autograph opportunities as the players start to arrive around 12:30pm.
You can pick up some free player stickers, from the Ambassadors, the Information Point and the Tombola Stand. The player for this match will be former Newport defender Gary Warren.
Signed team sheets will be available for a donation to the Academy. Donations through match day activities currently stand at nearly £1200. On behalf of the Ambassador team Thank You very much for your support.
You can also take part in the Exeter City tombola where the first prize is a signed Exeter City football. All funds raised go directly to the academy to support the future of the club. There are TWO opportunities to pull out number 25 (Jake Taylor!) and win a signed match ball.
We will be asking a home supporter to announce the City side and a Newport County supporter to announce the away side at 2:05pm. If you would like to do this head to the Information Point before 2pm.
There will also be the Quiz, 'tell us a joke and make us laugh' and 'Play your Cards Right'.
East Devon Grecians will also be supplying a quiz sheet for a small donation to their funds. Every penny then earn is used to improve things at SJP and the Cliff Hill training Ground.
Don't forget to take part the Supporters Club matchday 50/50 Draw at St James Park, with half the money going directly to the club, and half been given away to draw winners in prize money.
The team of sellers from the Supporters Club can be found in Red Square from 1:30pm and tour the stadium before the games kick off, selling draw tickets to supporters for 50p each.
FREE Face Painting
The face painters are back for the match to help you show your colours. Popular with children and seemingly as many adults, face painting will be available in Red Square from 1:30pm and subsequently around the ground. Don’t worry if you miss them pre-match they will be mobile around the ground during half-time.
Junior Grecians tickets
Junior Grecians members get access to free match tickets when purchased alongside a paying adult. There are two family friendly areas available at St James Park, section E in the IP Office Main Stand and a section of the Thatchers Big Bank which is identified by the white barriers).
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The Guard of Honour
We are very sorry but to the condition of the pitch this activity has regrettably been suspended for the Boxing Day match with Newport. For the next home match, subject to the weather, the Guard of Honour will be selected from the IP Office Stand. If you would like to reserves a flag for your child(ren) please email email@example.com.
Junior Grecians Lounge
The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC.
The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.
A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA19 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.
The Zone also features a VIP party area and there are several party packages available to book throughout the season.
So, if you are visiting St James Park on a matchday with children, be sure to pop in to the family zone!
New for this season, is the Family Zone 2 in the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand, the astroturfed area includes a photo wall opportunity, table football, and beanbags where children can gather to play games and relax before kick-off.
Take a look below to familiarise yourself with the key matchday timings here at St James Park.
For the Adults
On the Big Bank on Thursday?
We will again have the bottle bar in the triangle kiosk, with Carlsberg plastic bottles available at half-time for just £3.50
Make sure you visit the Centre Spot bar after the match, where pints of Thatchers, Carlesberg and Tribute and selected Ales at the FECRACE bar are just £3.
The late kick-off sees Manchester United take on Newcastle United in a 5:30pm kick-off, so why not stay at the Park and take advantage of the drinks offers.
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Tickets are on advance sale for City's home match against Stevenage on Saturday, February 8 in a 3pm kick-off. Click here to buy now!