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🚘 Away Day Guide: Accrington Stanley

Making the long trip? Check out all you need to know!

25 August 2022

Club News

🚘 Away Day Guide: Accrington Stanley

Making the long trip? Check out all you need to know!

25 August 2022

Exeter City are next in EFL Sky Bet League One action this coming Saturday with a long trip to face Accrington Stanley in a 3pm kick-off.

Making the trip? Check out all you need to know...

Match Tickets

Tickets are on sale in advance for our trip to the Wham Stadium to face Accrington Stanley on Saturday, August 27 in a 3pm kick-off.

We have been allocated 1075 tickets in total. 500 in the Coppice Terrace behind the goal (Standing) 563 seated in the Studio Stand and 6 disabled wheelchair bays plus 6 carers.

Ticket prices are the same for standing and seated:

  • Adult: £20
  • Over-64: £15
  • Student: £15
  • 12-17: £10
  • U12: £5

Wheelchair users willl be accomodated in the Studio wheelchair area, please contact Jo Ashton if there are any additional requirements on 01254 356950.

Tickets will also be available on the matchday at the Wham Stadium.

Tickets are now available via your online ticketing account or in the club shop.



Fancy upgrading your expeirence at the Wham Stadium? Hospitality is available to away fans. Simply call 01254 356950 opt 2 and they will tell you about the special away day offers! 

The Stadium 

  • Name: The Wham Stadium
  • Opened: 1970
  • Capacity: 5,450
  • Address: Livingstone Rd, Accrington, Lancashire, BB5 5BX, Livingstone Rd, Accrington BB5 5BX


Accrington moved to the Wham Stadium in 1970. The stadium houses 5,450 fans, with Away fans located in the Coppice Terrace, with a typical allocation of around 1,800. There is also space in the newly opened Eric Whalley Stand if required.

How to get there

By Car

From Exeter take the M5 towards Birmingham before joining the M6. Leave the M6 at Junction 29 and take the M65 towards Blackburn. Continue past Blackburn towards Accrington and leave the M65 at Junction 7. Then take the left hand exit at the roundabout onto the A6185 towards Clitheroe (this is in the opposite direction to Accrington). At the first set of traffic lights turn right onto the A678, towards Padiham, and then at the next traffic lights, turn right onto the A680 towards Accrington. After about half a mile along the A680 you will pass the Crown pub on your left. Take the next left into Livingstone Road and then an immediate left for the Club car park.

By Train

The journey from Exeter to Accrington takes aroudn 5 hours 45 to 6 hours 15 and requires multiple changes. The best train to take would be the 7:27am which gets to Accrington at 1:10pm. 

There are no trains that will get you back in the same day so an overnight stay will likely be required.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel departs Unit 1 in Exeter at 7am at a cost of £37.

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 John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: (after 6pm).


Car parking is available on the Farleys Solicitors Stand following building developments at the club.

There are 59 spaces available to pre-book and the price per game is £5 to pre-book your space please call Jo Ashton on 01254 356950.

At the Stadium

The Accrington Stanley Sports Bar.

Located in the HML Recycling Jack Barrett Main Stand at the Wham Stadium, the Redz Bar overlooks the pitch and offers a warm welcome to all home and away supporters for banter, swapping stories and a good chat before and after the game.

The bar offers draft lager, draft cider and all the standard pub drinks along with a selection of pies, plus it shows live sport on the big screens pre and post-match.


Food is served within the ground at both the home and away ends, with the usual pies and hot dogs always available.

Other than the pubs detailed above there are a couple of places to eat close to the ground, The Oaklea Fish & Chip shop across the road from the Grey Horse, and of course in the town centre McDonalds and various takeaways.

Fan Zone

There is a Fanzone in the marquee at the stadium. This is contactless and cash. This will open from 12:30 for all fans. There will be live music from 13:00. Food and drink is available.

Pubs for Away Fans

Taken from the Football Ground Guide

If you arrive early and have a bit of time on your hands then you may consider visiting the ‘Peel Park Hotel’ in Turkey Street. This pub serves food and is listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It also overlooks Peel Park, the site of Accrington Stanley’s old ground.

Go along Whalley Road (A680) towards the town centre. Before reaching the town centre turn left onto the B6237 Queens Road (if you miss this turning proceed into the town centre and turn left onto the A679 Burnley Road). Continue along Queens Road into Penny House Lane. At the end of this road, you will reach a T-junction with the A679 Burnley Road. Turn left onto the Burnley Road and then go almost immediately right into Alice Street. Then after passing Peel Park School turn left into Turkey Street. The Peel Park pub is up on the right. The red brick wall opposite the Peel Park pub is the only structure that remains from the Peel Park ground.

‘For those fans who like a good ale, then Grants Bar in Accrington has its own brewery on site serving its own Big Clock Brewery selection of ales as well as other guest and well-known beers. It is a brisk 20 minute walk (or slow 25 min) to the ground but is well worth a stop if you have the time.’ The pub also has a Pizzeria too. See the Grants Bar Website for more details.

Things to do

Please click here to view Trip Advisor's top ten things to do in Accrington.

The Weather

At the time of writing the forecast is for a lovely afternoon on Saturday with highs of 20!


Total Distance

The total distance from Exeter to the Wham Stadium is 266 miles and will take around four hours and fourty-five minutes each way.

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