Exeter City return to action on the road with a long trip north to Cumbria to take on Carlisle United in a 3pm kick-off on Saturday, February 9.
With both sides looking to continue their pushes towards the top of the league it's sure to be an exciting match. Here's all you need to know regarding the trip north.
STADIUM: BRUNTON PARK (CA1 1LL)
One of the longest journeys of the season for the Grecians, Brunton Park is a stadium that Exeter City have visited a number of times in recent years. It has a capacity of 17,949 making it one of the larger stadiums in Sky Bet League Two. The ground opened in 1909 and is the largest football stadium in England which is not all-seated.
The supporters’ coach departs Unit 1 nightclub at 6.00am for a fare of £44. The usual Grecian Travel pick-up points will see the coach leave Unit 1 nightclub before stopping at:
Honiton Road Park & Ride (by Miller and Carter steakhouse), Cullompton Services (junction 28), Tiverton (junction 27), Taunton (junction 25), and any other pick-ups en-route 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: firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.
From Exeter take the M5 north all the way up to the M6. Continue along the motorway to the north of the country before leaving the M6 motorway at J43 and take the exit signed Carlisle A69. The blue roof of the Pioneer Foods Stand can be seen on the right-hand side, almost as soon as you leave the roundabout. Keep going straight ahead along Warwick Road (A69) for one mile. After passing through the third set of traffic lights the club shop (Blues Store) and statue of Hughie McIlmoyle on the right mark the main entrance to the ground for main stand ticket holders, directors, hospitality guests and reserved guest car parking only.
There is parking available for both home and away supporters. Follow the directions above and turn right immediately at the third set of traffic lights. Drive through the blue gates and behind the Pioneer Foods Stand to enter the car park on the right.
You can get the train to Carlisle on Saturday, February 9 from Exeter St Davids with the journey taking just over five hours and 30 minutes. The 07:23 train gets you into Carlisle at 13:00 with one change at Birmingham New Street. Otherwise you can get the 08:23 train which takes the same route but gets you into Carlisle for 14:00. It is approximately a one-mile walk from the station to Brunton Park. The only train which would be able to get you back to Exeter on the same day post-match leaves at 17:11 and requires changes at Wolverhampton and Birmingham New Street and it arrives back in Exeter at 22:44.
You can purchase tickets online or 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.
Exeter City fans will be housed in the Pioneer Foods Stand, Section 3, with prices as follows.
- Adults: £19
- Seniors (65+): £17
- Young Person (18-22): £13
- Family Junior (11-17): £8
- Child (under-10): £7
For full ticket information please visit this link.
Away fans are welcome in the Sunset Suite bar, situated on the west side of the ground which opens at 12.30pm and shows the live football on the big screens. A selection of pies and snacks are served in here. Please note as this is an old stand access is by stairs and there is no wheelchair access. You may also use the adjacent Sporting Inn bar as well.
AWAY FAN GUIDE
Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting Brunton Park.
The distance between St James Park and Carlisle United is 347 miles and would take around five hours and 30 minutes.
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