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🚗 Away Day Guide: Bristol Rovers (29/12/22)

All you need to know ahead of Thursday's trip

27 December 2022

Club News

🚗 Away Day Guide: Bristol Rovers (29/12/22)

All you need to know ahead of Thursday's trip

27 December 2022

Exeter City make one of their shortest trips of the season on Thursday as they travel to face Bristol Rovers in a 7:45pm kick-off at the Memorial Stadium.

If you are one of the lucky ones that got a ticket to the SOLD OUT clash, check out all you need to know:

Match Tickets

Tickets are now SOLD OUT for Thursday evening's trip to face Bristol Rovers at the Memorial Stadium.

We were given 1220 tickets which have now been snapped up. If we have any returns they will be put back for sale on Wednesday.

If your tickets haven't arrived yet and you are worried they won't before the game, please email: tickets@ecfc.co.uk to arrange duplicates for collection at the Memorial Stadium.

The Stadium

  • Name: The Memorial Stadium
  • Opened: 1921
  • Capacity: 9832 
  • Address: Filton Avenue, Horfield, Bristol, BS7 0AQ

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The Memorial Ground was originally the home of Bristol Rugby Club. Although the Rugby Club are no longer in residence and Bristol Rovers have been residents for over 20 years.

How to get there

By Car

The postcode for the stadium is BS7 OAQ. The trip from Exeter takes around an hour and a half.

The Memorial Stadium is located on Filton Avenue, just off the Gloucester Road (A38) and is approximately 2 miles from the centre of Bristol.

By Train

The nearest station is Filton Abbey Wood, approximately one and a half miles from the ground. The most common local station is Bristol Parkway.

Click here to plan your train journey.

Taxis

Uber and Private Hire services operate in Bristol, and many are wheelchair accessible and can provide a suitable alternative to the bus or car. The recommended point of drop off is Filton Avenue as this is the only access point to the ground.

Grecian Travel

Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Bristol Rovers.

  • The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 4pm for a fare of £20.

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.

Currently Grecian Travel can only be booked directly.

For more information or to book please contact John Bishop on 07904 036334 or by email at: john.bishop760@btinternet.com (after 6pm)

Parking

The Memorial Stadium has limited parking. There might be street parking available in the roads close to the stadium, but make sure you check first and follow local road signs. Supporters travelling to the ground are encouraged to use public transport wherever possible.

There are a handful of parking spaces availablefor our disabled visitors which can be booked via Clare McDonagh at ticketing@bristolrovers.co.uk

At the Stadium

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For tickets to the Poplar Insulation Terrace 3, enter through turnstiles 24-26.

For tickets to the Brunel South Stand, enter through turnstiles 27- 29.

Bristol Rovers operate a self-scanning service at the turnstiles. To gain entry, place your ticket/barcode on your phone inside of the scanner, wait for green or blue light to flash and enter.

Match Programmes

Match programmes are £3.50, Card payments only, and can be purchased from various vendors on site.

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Pubs for Away Fans

The following information is from the Football Ground Guide.

There is a bar behind the clubhouse terrace at the ground that allows in away supporters. Not far from the Memorial Stadium on Gloucester Road is the Wellington. This pub which is owned by Bath Ales, serves food too and normally has a mix of home and away fans on matchdays. Also on Gloucester Road is a recently opened micropub called the Drapers Arms. Rhys Gwynllyw a visiting Wrexham supporter recommends the Annexe Inn on Seymour Road. Located half mile away from the stadium, this pub along with the Drapers Arms are listed in the CAMRA Good Beer Guide. It is close to the County Cricket Ground, going further along the A38 towards Bristol. After passing an Indian Restaurant called Guru, turn left into Nevil Road and then right at the Sportsman Pub into Seymour Road. Other pubs near to the stadium such as the Queen Vic, the Anchor and the Royal Oak, are best avoided by visiting supporters. Please note that alcohol is not made available to away fans inside the stadium.

The Weather

At the time of writing the weather looks good for Thursday, with light cloud and a fresh breeze and highs of 7 degrees during the game, so wrap up warm!

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Total Distance

The total distance from Exeter is 81.6 miles and will take around 1 hour and 30 minutes to get there depending on traffic.

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