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🚙 Travel Guide: Newport County AFC (Saturday, January 19)

All you need to know about visiting Rodney Parade

8 January 2019

Exeter City make the trip to south Wales to take on Newport County AFC looking to continue their push towards the top of the Sky Bet League Two table.

STADIUM: RODNEY PARADE (NP19 0UU)

The home of Newport County AFC as well as Newport RFC, the stadium has an attendance of 8,700 which is slightly reduced for football matches.

Rodney Parade has been the home of Newport County AFC since 2012 after it was decided that the current home, Spytty Stadium, no longer met the club’s requirements.

In May 2012, it was agreed that the Exiles would move to Rodney Parade for the 2012/13 Season. The club extended their stay at the ground by signing a 10-year lease on the February 28, 2013.

GRECIAN TRAVEL

Grecian Travel will depart from outside Unit 1 nightclub at 11.00am on Saturday, January 19, with the fare priced at £19.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road Park & Ride (By the Barn Owl), Cullompton Services (Junction 28), Tiverton (Junction 27), Taunton (Junction 25). Any other pick-ups need to be booked 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: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm). Alternatively, drop into reception at St James Park to book.    

BY ROAD

The quickest route to get to Rodney Parade from Exeter sees you follow the M5 north before joining the M49 near Bristol which will take you onto the M4. You’ll then cross over the River Severn and into Wales where you need to continue along the M4 before taking the exit for the B4596. Continue along this road before turning left onto Rodney Road and you’ll find the stadium further along that road.

BY RAIL

Newport train station is around a one-mile walk from the stadium therefore taking the train is a relatively easy option for supporters. There are two reasonable options in terms of trains from Exeter on the day, the first of which leaves from Exeter St David’s station at 11:23, and with one change at Bristol Temple Meads, will get you into Newport for 13:24 with plenty of time to get some food or drink prior to the match. However, you can also get the 12:23 train from Exeter St David’s and travel the same route, but that will get you into Newport around 14:30 (half an hour before kick-off.)

PARKING

There are several public car parks in the city centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade. There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium but please be aware of local parking restrictions.

TICKETS

Tickets for our match away at Newport County AFC on Saturday, January 19, are now on sale.

Exeter City supporters will be housed in block G of the Bisley Stand, which is reserved covered seating, for a capacity of 400.

Should further allocation be required the club will be given uncovered, unreserved seating in the area behind the goal with a capacity of 600 hundred people in that section.

You can buy 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.

Matchday prices are as follows:

Bisley Stand (covered seating)

  • Adult: £19
  • Concession: £15
  • Young adult/student: £13
  • Under-16: £7
  • Under-12: £5
  • Under-6s: Free of charge
  • Family ticket: £42

Purevans.com away stand (uncovered seating)

  • Adult: £17
  • Concession: £15
  • Young adult/student: £11
  • Under-16s: £7
  • Under-12s: £5
  • Under-6s: Free of charge
  • Family ticket: £40

*Students should have a valid NUS card and/or proof of education to qualify

*A family ticket comprises of two adult tickets (young adult, senior or adult) and two child tickets (under-16, under-12s or under-6s).

Advanced discounts: Yes, prices above will rise by £2 across the board on the day of the game.

Disabled supporters: Newport County AFC can accommodate four wheelchair users to be accompanied by a carer. Ambulant disabled supporters receiving middle or higher rate disability allowance pay the applicable price for their age category and receive a free carer’s ticket.

Disabled supporters have to contact Newport County AFC for their tickets on 01633 415376.

PUBS/FOOD

Whilst there are no designated away supporter pubs in Newport, the closest pub to the away entrance is Excelsior Institute on Corporation Road and this is where away fans tend to go ahead of games. The Excelsior is approximately a five-minute walk from the away entrance. If you get to Newport early enough then you can visit Friars Walk in Newport city centre. It’s just over the bridge from Rodney Parade and has great places to eat such as Bistro Pierre, Zizzi’s among others. It’s also home to many retail outlets as well as coffee shops.

TOTAL DISTANCE

The distance between St James Park and Rodney Parade is 95 miles and takes just over one hour and 30 minutes to drive.

AWAY GAMES GUIDE:

Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting Rodney Parade.

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.


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