City are back on the road on Saturday as we make the journey to South Wales to take on promotion rivals Newport County with a BIG three points on the line.
If you’re one of the lucky 1,031 making the short trip to Wales on Saturday, here is a handy guide to Rodney Parade.
- Name: Rodney Parade
- Capacity: 8,700 (7,850 for football)
- Year opened: 1877
- Record Attendance: 9,836 (vs Spurs, FA Cup Third Round 2018)
- Address: Rodney Road, Newport, South Wales, NP19 0UU
Owned by the Welsh Rugby Union, County moved into the multi-purpose Rodney Parade in 2012 and groundshare with Newport Gwent Dragons and Newport RFC.
The second oldest sports venue in the Football League (after Preston’s Deepdale), in the 1800’s the Parade was the Welsh Rugby home ground- and the stadium has hosted South Africa and New Zealand in Rugby Union matches early in the 20th Century.
In 2007 plans were drawn up and accepted to extend the stadium to 15,000 capacity though the capacity remains just under 9,000.
ALL tickets for City's trip to Newport County on Saturday April 2, 3pm sold out on March 9!
The full allocation of 1,031 tickets for this fixture of which 422 are covered seating (Bisley Stand) and 609 uncovered seating (PureVans South Stand) sold out on Wednesday, March 9. Thank you for your support.
Getting to Rodney Parade
The quickest route to get to Rodney Parade from Exeter sees you follow the M5 north before joining the M49 near Bristol which will take you onto the M4. You’ll then cross over the River Severn and into Wales where you need to continue along the M4 before taking the exit for the B4596.
Continue along this road before turning left onto Rodney Road and you’ll find the stadium further along that road. There are several public car parks in the city centre within a short walking distance of Rodney Parade. There is also plenty of parking on the streets near the stadium but please be aware of local parking restrictions
You can take the 10:43am direct train from Exeter St David’s which will get you to Newport for 13:07pm.
These other services are available:
You can then get the 18:14pm direct train back from Newport which will have you back in Exeter at 20:19pm, again having changed at Bristol. The station is less than a mile walk from the ground, just over the river.
Grecian Travel, completely run by the Supporters' Club, and not for profit, will be available for City's trip to Newport County.
- The coach will depart from Unit 1 nightclub at 10:45am for a cost of £20 for all passengers
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.
PLEASE NOTE: Face coverings are required to travel on Grecian Travel. This does not apply if you are exempt.
How to buy
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: firstname.lastname@example.org (after 6pm).
Before the Game
Why not visit The Kingsway Shopping Centre in Newport City Centre. It’s just over the bridge from the Rodney Parade. There are a wide variety of retail outlets, coffee shops and restuarants. It's perfect if you’re looking for somewhere to spend some time or grab some food before the game.
Newport have a pre match marquee which includes:
- Pre-match entertainment by Newport City Radio with live music or all-request discos as well as guest appearances from some first team players, giveaways and other competitions.
- Skills activities, quizzes and colouring with our County in the Community partners.
- Clwb Spytty partners selling sweets and drinks and also a bouncy castle!
- Visits from local and national charities to raise awareness.
Whilst there are no designated Away Supporter Pubs in Newport, there are a multitude of local pubs for you to enjoy.
The closest to the away end is Excelsior Institute which you can find on Corporation Road, which is just a five-minute walk from the stadium
Food and Drink
Rodney Parade Away Stand has a bar situated within the Bisley Stand and a burger van situated just inside the entrance. Please note that these are card only.
Rodney Parade has accessible toilets and baby changing facilities available in the away end.