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🚘 Travel guide: Grimsby Town (Saturday, January 18)

Travel information for our trip to Blundell Park on Saturday

13 January 2020

Exeter City travel to Grimsby Town's Blundell Park on Saturday.

Both sides head into the match on good form, with Grimsby unbeaten in five and on the back of a revival under new manager Ian Holloway and City having lost just one of their last 16 matches in all competitions. Here is everything you need to know ahead of Saturday's match. 

STADIUM: BLUNDELL PARK (DN35 7PY)

Blundell Park has a capacity of 9,052 which is all seated. The away fans are seated in one corner of the Osmond stand where just less than 600 supporters can be housed. 

GRECIAN TRAVEL

You can book Grecian Travel for the price of £40. Grecian Travel will depart from outside Unit 1 nightclub, in Summerland Street, at 6.30am.

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.

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

Use the M5 and then take the M42, M1 to get to the M180. Take the M180 onto the A180 into North Lincolnshire. The follow the a180 to Imperial Avenue in Cleethorpes where you will find the ground on your left.



BY RAIL 

The journey from Exeter St David's to Cleethorpes Railway Station takes six-and-a-half hours and would require at least one change, normally at Sheffield. When you arrive in Cleethorpes, walk left along the seafront until you see the ground and then cross the bridge, turn right and proceed down the road. This will lead you to the away entrance. This walk should take 15 to 20 minutes and has chip shops and pubs along the way.

PUBS/FOODS

Visiting fans will be sure of a warm welcome to Blundell Park with your dedicated bar inside the ground. Although an old room it is full of character and is decked out in flags, scarvesm shirts ec, that have been kindly donated from previous clubs who have visited over time. The bar opens at the same time as the turnstiles (1.30pm on Saturday). 

Scotties Bar is run by the Mariners Trust, a supporters' organisation which has the aim of raising money for the club. They are asking for any donations of away (scarves, shirts, pennants) to make it a true football bar. So, if you have something spare that you can take along then it would be appreciated. Please note that the entrance to Scotties Bar can only be gained from inside the ground, once you have entered through the away turnstiles.

Grimsby and Cleethorpes is also renowned for its fish and chips and Grismby Town FC recommend that you visit the County Fish and Chip shop on Grimsby Road, which is just a short walk from Blundell Park. They also recommend Steel's Fish and Chip restaurant in the Market Place in Cleethorpes.    

TICKETS

Tickets can be purchased in advance by clicking here. Tickets can also be purchased from the club shop until midday on Friday, January 17.

Grimsby Town are offering a kids go free initative at the request of manager Ian Holloway, meaning that one free child ticket is available with every paying adult.

If you have already purchased you will be entitled to a refund, please contact the club on 01392 411 243 or by email on tickets@ecfc.co.uk.

Pre-match ticket prices are as follows (please note there is a £2 increase on the day for adults and concessions)


Prices are as follows:
Adults: £20
Young adults (15-18): £13
Seniors (65+): £13
Students: £13
Juniors (unaccompanied 12-14): £7

Ambulant and wheelchair tickets can be booked directly with Grimsby Town by calling 01472 605050.

AWAY FANS' GUIDE

Click here for a comprehensive guide to visiting the Blundell Park. 

TOTAL DISTANCE

The total distance between St James Park and Blundell Park is 303 miles and can take around five hours to drive. 

🎟 UP NEXT AT SJP 🎟

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!

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