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📝 Making your first visit to St James Park?

Find out all you need to know!

4 August 2022

Football is back! Exeter City host the first Sky Bet League One match in a decade at St James Park on Saturday, August 6 and we can't wait to welcome you back!

We know that visiting a football ground for the first time can potentially be a confusing and daunting experience. That’s why we’ve put together some information about Exeter City Football Club, for those planning to make their first trip to St James Park.

Match Tickets

While the majority of matches are not all-ticket, we highly recommend purchasing tickets in advance. Not only are tickets cheaper when purchased in advance but they ensure you can avoid the queues on matchday. Buy advance tickets online or on your phone here.

Please be sure to keep abreast of latest ticket news through the Tickets section on the website

Please note that advance discount tickets can be purchased up until the day before a match. Tickets purchased on a matchday will be subject to an increase of which the details can be found below:

Tickets purchased online, or on the matchday should be collected at the ticket booth in the Fan Zone

Admission prices 

Big Bank     Selco BW/Stagecoach    
Ticket Type Advance Gate Ticket Type Advance Gate
Adult £20 £22 Adult £27 £28
Senior £17 £19 Senior £24 £25
Young Adult 18-23 £17 £19 Young Adult 18-23 £24 £25
Under-18 £8 £10 Under-18 £13 £14
Wheelchair Area £17 £19 Wheelchair Area £24 £25
Junior Grecians   --- Junior Grecians   ---

Matchday Timetable

On Saturday matchdays the turnstiles open at 2pm, we advise fans to arrive as soon as they can to avoid queues closer to kick-off.

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About Exeter City

The club was founded in 1901 and was the first team to play the Brazil national team in 1914. The club has been owned by the Supporters’ Trust since 2003 and has since gone from strength to strength. Exeter City is nationally renowned for it’s Academy which has produced Premier League and International stars Ollie Watkins and Ethan Ampadu, as well as providing players for the first-team.

St James Park has been the Grecians home since 1901. The stadium’s capacity is roughly 8,500. St James Park consists of four stands, with the heart of the support in the Thatchers Big Bank, the largest standing terrace in the Football League.

The Selco Builders Warehouse Main Stand is an all-seated standing housing 2,100 supporters, running the length of the pitch, it offers a great view of the action at both ends of the ground. In 2018 the Stagecoach Adam Stansfield Stand opened, which houses 1,600 supporters and remembers Grecian legend Adam Stansfield. Away fans are housed in the covered Tracks Suzuki St James Road Terrace which houses 1,000 supporters. 350 seats are also available in the Selco Builders Warehouse Main Stand.

We wish you all a very warm welcome and hope you enjoy your visit.

Away Fans

St James Park has undergone a large redevelopment which has seen a new covered away standing terrace which holds a little over 1,000 away fans.

Click here to read our dedicated away fan guide.

Travel to the Ground

Address: St James Park, Stadium Way, Exeter, EX4 6PX
Reception: 01392 411243 | reception@ecfc.co.uk

Visiting by Train?

The closest station is Exeter St James station which is conveniently located right outside of the stadium at: Well Street, Exeter EX4 6PX.

Visiting by Car?

From the M5: Exit westbound at Junction 29 onto the A3015 (Honiton Road). Follow the road onto the B3183 (Heavitree Road) for two miles, going past Royal Devon & Exeter Hospital. Take the fourth exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on the left.

From the East: Follow the A303/A30 towards Exeter, passing under the M5 bridge, at Junction 29. Then follow the above instructions from the M5.

From the West: Follow signposts towards Exeter centre. After crossing the River Exe near Exeter St Thomas rail station, join the A3015 (Frog Street). Follow the one-way system and then exit onto the B3212 (Magdalen Street) and follow the road as it veers left towards the roundabout. Take the third exit at the roundabout into Western Way, and at the next roundabout take the second exit onto Old Tiverton Road. St James Park and Stadium Way are located on your left.

Need help on the day?

In the Fan Zone (opposite reception) is the ECFC Information point which can help with any questions home or away fans have about St James Park or Exeter City. We also have a team of ambassadors around the stadium who can help or direct you around the ground.

Refreshments

One of the most important part of any match day! We have a wide range of hot and cold drinks and snacks available at the kiosk for away fans.

Hot Food:

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Payments

We've been testing contactless payments in the kiosks at SJP and they will be trialled on Saturday...  

Please bear with us as it hasn't been tested in volume yet and is contactless and phone payments only!

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Centre Spot Bar

Away fans are welcome in the Centre Spot Bar at the ground located close to reception. The bar offers a friendly atmosphere, with a large range of drinks, and a pool table and dart boards.

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Also located in the Centre Spot Bar is The Famous Exeter City Real Ale and Cider Emporium (FECRACE), staffed by friendly volunteers offering a great selection of real ales and ciders.

The Club Shop

The club shop offers a wide range of official Exeter City merchandise including replica shirts, training wear, hats, scarves, gifts, souvenirs, programmes, books and much more. The club shop is situated within the stadium and is joined with reception.

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Junior Grecians Lounge

The Junior Grecians Family Zone is open on most matchdays, and available for use by all family visitors to St James Park.

The Junior Grecians are the Official Junior Supporters Club of Exeter City FC and it's members have exclusive use of the Zone from 12:30pm until it is available to all families at 1:30pm.

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The room provides a safe comfortable environment for families to enjoy pre-match entertainment, such as a large screen TVs, Playstation consoles and Table Football, as well as the option to enjoy refreshments from the Zone’s very own kiosk.

A feature wall displaying a packed Big Bank also provides a photo-sharing opportunity using the #jgzone hashtag. There are activities and competitions to suit all junior age groups, from FIFA22 and Table Football tournaments to free Activity Packs for younger children.

Matchday Programme 

Our award winning programme returns for the 22/23 season and is priced at just £3 per copy! The programme features lots of content on the men's team, including a new feature on the cover star's all-time five-a-side team!

Make sure you grab a copy from around the ground!

Parking

Please note that there is no on-site parking for supporters at St James Park on matchdays. There is also very limited residential parking available locally.

Please click here for Exeter Car Parks.

Security and Safety 

Due to the increase in crowd numbers over the past few months it's advised to get to the stadium as early as you can on match days. The turnstiles open at 2pm giving plenty of time to get in and take your spot or seat!

Supporters should be prepared to be searched by our security team as they enter the stadium. We also ask that you only bring a bag if necessary.

Feedback

We hope that you enjoy your day with us at St James Park! We would really appreciate any feedback you may have about the experience. Please either email: media@ecfc.co.uk, or message us on Twitter: @officialecfc


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