🚙 Travel Guide: Northampton Town (Saturday, February 22

Exeter City travel to the PTS Academy Stadium on Saturday looking to make it four league wins in a row as they face Northampton Town in a 3pm kick-off.

The Grecians got back to winning ways away from home last weekend with a late 3-2 win over Macclesfield Town at Moss Rose thanks to Ryan Bowman's strike.

Here is all you need to know ahead of the trip...


The stadium was completed in October 1994, the first match took place on October 15 against Barnet.

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The stadium has also been known as Sixfields Stadium and can accommodate in excess of 7,700 seated spectators, with provisions for the disabled. Visiting supporters are situated in the Moulton College South Stand.

Tickets are now on sale for City's trip to the PTS Academy Stadium to face Northampton Town on Saturday, February 22 in a 3pm kick-off.

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, February 21. Tickets can also be purchased on the day.

There is a special pricing for under-11 Junior Grecian members and proof of membership will be required at the gate.


Ticket prices are as follows: 

South Stand

  • Adults: £22
  • 65+/Students: £18
  • Under-18s: £10
  • Under-11 Junior Grecians: £9
  • Under-7s: FREE

Further details

  • Advance Discounts? YES, there is a £2 increase on the day (and a £3 increase for under-11 members)
  • Ambulant: Pay age related price and carer free. 
  • Wheelchair: Pay age related price and carer free. 
  • Matchday Purchase available? Yes. Cash only.


  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 8:30am for a fare of £33.

Other pick-up points include: Honiton Road park and ride (by Miller and Carter Steakhouse), junction 28 (Cullompton services). Junction 27 (Tiverton), junction 25 (Taunton.) All other pick-ups by prior arrangement.

How to buy

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.


There are a couple of ways that you can reach the PTS Academy Stadium. Take the M5 north before joining the M4 East and take the exit for Swindon where you need to follow the A420 towards Oxford. As you get nearer towards Oxford you then need to follow the A34 towards the M40 before joining the motorway for a short time before leaving for the A43 with will take you towards Northampton. As you get close to Northampton, you need to go straight over the double roundabout which takes you over the M1 and then joins the A5123. Follow that road before going straight over the next roundabout onto the A5076. Northampton Town football club is a little way up that road to the right. Other routes see you travel up the M5 before joining the M45 and coming down the M1 into Northampton. Northampton Town Football Club inform all supporters that supporters using the north or the non-tarmac south car parks at the stadium will be required to pay £4.00 to park their car at all matches.


To avoid a number of changes, perhaps the best train to take on the day of the match is the 08:27 train from Exeter St David’s. This train travels to Birmingham New Street before you have to change to complete your journey to Northampton. This will get you into Northampton for 12:20.

Later trains will require you to change in London and use the London Underground service to get from London Paddington to London Euston station. Some routes can also require another change at Milton Keynes Central.

You can take the same route (via Birmingham New Street) back to Exeter at 18:14 which should get you back prior to 22:00 on the day of the match. The train station is 1.6 miles from the stadium which is just over a 30-minute walk. Otherwise, a taxi may be necessary to complete the journey.


According to footballgroundguide.com, the stadium itself has Carrs Bar (the entrance to which is at the back of the main stand) which allows in away supporters. It also shows televised football. The stadium is built on a leisure complex on the outskirts of Northampton, therefore visiting fans on arrival are pretty much confined to the complex.  There is a McDonalds nearby and there is a Flaming Grill pub, which offers real ale, serves food and shows televised sport.


Click here to find out all you need to know about visiting the PST Academy Stadium.


The total distance between St James Park and the PTS Academy Stadium is 189 miles and should take just over three hours to drive.

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